Wide web flexo

Mount-o-Matic Direct Drive+ Pro (MOM DD+Pro)

The MOM DD+ Pro is our high-end motorized flexo plate mounting machine with efficiency boosting and cost-saving features. It is equipped with the unique vertically moving cylinder which allows a fixed distance of the cameras to the plate, so no focusing of the lenses is needed. Furthermore, the fixed table height eases the positioning of the plates even more. Motorized flexo plate mounting machine allows through its motorized features quick and accurate flexo plate mounting. The pressure roller ensures fast and air bubble-free mounting.  Through our HD Ethernet cameras and the 40” HD screen, you can ensure at every time that your mounting procedure is successful.

The machine provides benefits to an operator in multiple ways. Through motorisation, the flexo plate mounting process requires a lot less operator interference. The image recognition ensures mistake free processes which saves time and money. No air inclusions ensure the best print results. Multiple optional features enable the operator to have a fully individualised machine depending on the individual needs of the customer.

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Features

Laser pointers

Laser pointers are mounted next to the cameras to indicate where the field of view of the cameras is.

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The mounting marks can be easily positioned in a fraction time, instead of having to search for the mounting marks in the camera image each time.

HD Ethernet Cameras

A high speed connection combined with sharp images, zoom up to 170x and a 40" monitor enables the operator to mount the plate with highest precision.

Overlay system (patented)

Once the first plate is in the right position, the overlay module enables the operator to take snapshots of the mounting marks, which are then shown semi-transparently when mounting the other plates.

Vertical movement of cylinder (unique)

This feature enables a fixed focus of the cameras. It enhances precision and optimizes the workflow.

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.

Digital calibration of camera beam (patented)

The camera images are used in a calibration procedure to create a lookup table to digitally ‘straighten’ any deviations in the camera beam, down to 10 μm over the entire width of the camera beam / sleeve.

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.

Workflow Motorized Mounting Machine

Workflow Motorized Mounting Machine

The mounting job is sent to the machine either manually or using our workflow optimising solutions. The operator places the flexo plate onto the table which has an initial position indicated by laser pointers.

After positioning the photopolymer plate, the operator elevates the vertically moving cylinder, lowers the pressure roller and rotates the cylinder using the foot pedal. With the first sleeve mounted, the operator can select the next mounting job in the machine.

 

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Workflow Motorized Mounting Machine

Easy flexo plate mounting

  • The motorized mounting machine for the wide web industry
  • Fast and air bubble free mounting ensured by the pressure roller
  • Fixed table height and fixed distance from lens to plate for easier positioning of plates
  • Snapshots of the mounting position can be taken and displayed faded on the monitor to perfectly mount image to image
  • Store positions in the computer to recall the plate positions at any time
  • User friendly
  • Customer ERP integration upon request

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A MOM DD+Pro customer: "Some people say that the MOM is the Ferrari of the motorized mounting machines in the market. We definitely agree!"

AV Flexologic aims to deliver highly innovative solutions in between graphics and press departments (…) This we achieve by digitalizing traditional workflows in the Flexo industry and by continuously improving our existing equipment with advanced technologies.”

“This machine is the ultimate workhorse of our prepress department”

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References

Amcor

Amcor has been working with AV Flexologic's for over 15 years. The machines are placed all over the world in their different plants.
“In 2011 I travelled to Cumbria to see the FAMM in action at the SGS plant that serviced Amcor in the region. I was instantly intrigued by the simplicity and incredibly efficient output of the FAMM. I then travelled to Holland and viewed 2 FAMMS in operation at Elopak, again incredible output."

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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

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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Microplast

Microplast is a large flexible packaging converter located in Colombia with a long history of experience and specializes in demanding business such as food and personal care. The company is improving by investing in innovation, technology and creativity. Microplast Colombia’s opinion is formulated as follows: "The MOM 1300 DD+ has helped our company a lot. The machine is reliable, and is easy to manage. We are satisfied with the machine, and interested to hear about any new AV Flexologic developments.”

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