Automatic Flexo Plate Mounter Workflow
The only responsibility of the operator is to select a job and put the printing plates on the conveyor belt. After this, the automatic flexo plate mounter takes over. The robotic manipulator picks up the flexo plate and places it in the correct mounting position with accuracy down to 5 microns. The mounting table’s vacuum system switches on to fix on the printing plate before final positioning. Every flexo printing plate is mounted automatically in less than one minute.
Being able to measure the position of mounting marks using ground-breaking Image Recognition technology down to 1μm (0.001mm or 0.4*10-4 Inch) during the plate mounting process, it provides a phenomenal print quality to printer’s end customers. During the time the machine is mounting, the operator has time available to perform other offline tasks, such as applying tape, preparing plates, finishing sleeves, etc.
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.