Automatic Flexo Plate Mounter
Using the patented image recognition system, the FAMM 2.0 flexo plate mounter can recognize the register marks on the flexo plate. The only responsibility of the operator is to select a job and put the printing plates on the conveyor belt. The plate mounter then transports the plate to a pick-up location. The automatic flexo plate mounter cameras then recognize the marks and begins the mounting process. The robotic manipulator picks up the flexo plate and places it in the correct mounting position. The mounting table’s vacuum system switches on to fix on the printing plate before final positioning. The final adjustments that are down to 5 microns are performed by the robotic manipulator in combination with the moving back table. While the plates are automatically mounted onto the sleeves the operator is able to work on a different task in the production line.
Automatic flexo plate mounter finish
After mounting the flexo plate onto the sleeve the FAMM goes back to the idle position to conduct a quality check. When the mounting marks are within tolerance the machine continues to mount the next plate on the sleeve. The machine can mount one or more plates per sleeve and can stagger the plates automatically.