Narrow web flexo

Automatic Mounting Machine (SAMM) 800 2.0

The awarded Automatic Mounting Flexo Plate Mounter (SAMM) 800 2.0 is the world’s fastest and most accurate mounting machine for the narrow-web industry. The machine is equipped with unique characteristics which enable an efficient and high quality mounting down to the micron.

• Automatic Mounting Machine for the narrow-web industry
• Operator independent
• Accurate positioning down to micron
• Extremely fast
• No mounting related press downtime

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"We are really happy we invested in the SAMM 800 2.0. The efficiency of our pre-press department significantly increased. Thanks to the SAMM, we don’t need to remount plates multiple times to achieve a high accuracy! The positioning and mounting are done automatically by the machine. The machine mounts plates extremely accurately and very fast.
And, also, I want to mention that the ROI was achieved within 2 years!”

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Mondi Group

"Thanks to the FAMM we have saved a lot of costs." This explained Joachim Block, technical director at Nordenia in Halle, Germany. Nordenia is now part of the Mondi Group. Block: "AV Flexologic is the main supplier of flexo plate mounting machines for the whole Nordenia group and our cooperation with AV Flexologic has always been optimal.” He continues: “We consider AV Flexologic to be the market leader in the flexo plate mounting machines field and therefore we have a lot of confidence in their products. In the year 2008 we were looking for a new mounting machine and after comparison with mounting machines from other suppliers, we have made the decision to do business with AV Flexologic again."

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Elopak supplies over 800 markets, which illustrates their need for an AV Flexologic FAMM in their workflow. Reinard Dreesmann, plant manager Elopak says: “Since the installation, output and quality are as expected. We mount approximately 1000 sleeves per week and mounting is considered an important part of the printing job. In the past, mis-registration often caused press down time. Now our mounting results are consisted and precise.”, in an article by Flexo & Gravure from 2008.

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Mission Labels

Mission Labels recently acquired an Aquasupreme, one of AV Flexologic’s waterwashable flexo plate making machines. Dave Humphrey: “We are very enthusiastic about the way the Aquasupreme doubles our capacity. It means that we are able to compete and take a much firmer stand in the market. It also means that we have saved a significant amount of costs with this investment.” He mentions: “My personal advice to anyone looking to invest in plate making facilities, is to opt for this water wash.”

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A flexo printer in South America purchased a SAMM in 2014. This company is mounting between 15000 and 17000 sleeves per year and has 3 flexo printing presses. The chart below illustrates what the SAMM has done for this plant’s workflow.

Manual MountingAutomatic MountingAdvantages
Manual Mounting
2 traditional mounting machinesVS
Automatic Mounting
1 SAMM replaces 2 traditional mounting machines since it mounts twice as fast
Quick and spot on mounting, time and time again
Manual Mounting
2 operators in the mounting department per shiftVS
Automatic Mounting
1 operator in the mounting department per shift
$40,000 annual savings (based on average yearly expenses of a US employee)
Manual Mounting
15 hours of mounting related press downtime (per week)VS
Automatic Mounting
0 hours of mounting related press downtime (per week)
$175,000 annual savings (based on average downtime costs per hour of a narrow web printing press)
Manual Mounting
AV FlexologicAV Flexologic
Automatic Mounting
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Robotic positioning

Driven by the AV Flexologic software, the robotic table positions the mounting plate with high accuracy, each and every time. After positioning the vertically moving cylinder automatically comes up.

Quality Report (patented)

At the end of a mount the machine goes back to the zero position and compares the actual position with the position where the mounting mark should be.

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The deviations (in microns) are stored in a digital proof document, together with a picture of the mounted mark.

HD Ethernet Cameras

Using the latest technology in high - speed Ethernet cameras, AV Flexologic ensures crisp and sharp ultra-high resolution images, enabling an efficient and accurate mounting process.

Windows 10 (new)

Striving for the latest up to date technology, the SAMM 2.0 is equipped with Windows 10, which is fully compatible with our AVMOM software.

Pressure roller

The roller is used to apply the plates evenly over the carrier such as sleeve, cylinder or Mylar.

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The use of the pressure roller eliminates the typical "hand-rolling". The feature saves time and avoids un-ergonomic working procedures.

Automatic easyreg detection (optional)

Using our patented image recognition system, a visual mark on the edge of a sleeve such as W&H Easyreg strip can be automatically "set to zero" on the mounting machine by simply pushing a button.

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The camera automatically homes in on the Easyreg mark and also automatically "sets zero" in X and Y direction with 0.001 mm accuracy.

Cutting knife, Tape applicator or Tape holder (optional)

Used to increase efficiency and ease-of-use.

Vacuum table

To ensure highly accurate positioning, the vacuum system fixates the plate to the robotic table before positioning.

Workflow Automatic Mounting Machine

Workflow Automatic Mounting Machine

The patented SAMM is equipped with an intelligent system that automatically monitors and controls the positioning of flexo plates. The system is based on two co-ordinates (register-marks) applied on the photopolymer printing plate perpendicular to the print direction. Due to the iteration between the cameras and the self-moving mounting table the plates will be positioned extremely accurate.

The SAMM 800 2.0 is equipped with an automatic moving front table, which enables the machine to mount fully automatically one flexo plate. The automation of the mounting process provides consistent high quality, precision and constant repeatability.

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