Intelligent AV Flexologic software recognizes any mark, consequently the SAMM positions the plate with a precision down to 5 microns. After mounting an automatic quality check is done, using image recognition, to ensure the precision of the mount.
Workflow of the flexo plate mounter machine
The operator first loads the sleeve onto the mandrel or the cylinder into the pneumatically operated quick-lock clamping system. The machine then provides the option to load a previously created job, a just created job, or to move the cameras to the mounting position using encoders, creating a job in the process without manual entry. The operator then places the plate on a mounting table that is constructed in a fixed working height. The table consists of a large back and front part, enabling smaller and larger plates to be positioned before mounting them on the sleeve.
With its laser pointers, HD Cameras and an HD monitor, the flexo plate mounter Upside Down can quickly and accurately position the plate. This is where the mounting machine takes over from the operator, in order to ensure precision up to 5 micron. Once the plate is in position, the cylinder moves vertically down to fixate the plate, giving the highest possible fixation accuracy. The back-and-forth movement of the table allows for quick and easy mounting of the plate on the cylinder. The table functions as a pressure roller to eliminate air bubbles.