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TIR Sleeve Measurement System

The TIR measurement system is the winner of the International print & innovation award 2015. It analyses the quality of the printing sleeve or cylinder by measuring the “3D landscape” of the surface. With this information it is possible to know the condition of every sleeve that you have in inventory, which helps save valuable time in your press department.

BENEFITS OF ANALYZING THE QUALITY OF THE PRINTING SLEEVE OR CYLINDER WITH THE TIR SYSTEM

  • Reduction of press downtime due to worn out printing sleeves which end up in the flexographic printing press
  • Ability to identify out-of- spec sleeves
  • Better control over the printing process
  • Stores the measurement report
  • Quick and easy usage
  • Rigid steel construction

 

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Testimonials

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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Boran Packaging

Boran Plastic Packaging has recently purchased a Semi Automatic Mounting Machine (SAMM) 1300 and is happy to report its experiences. The company tells AV Flexologic: “The operational effectiveness has improved significantly compared to the old way of mounting. We are especially impressed by the image recognition software that automatically detect the microdots. The quality of the process of mounting plates has never been better and we now have perfect registration and great repeatability of the mounting.”

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Americk

Americk Primopost is used to adopting the highest quality in flexographic print processes. They believe you should: “Add value through print quality”. Primopost continuously invests in optimizing the print quality and price of their operations. In 2012 they have installed the AV Flexologic MOM DD1500 and Demounter which help reaching this goal substantially. The MOM DD ensures a much improved mounting process that limits the downtime of the workflow. The Demounter contributes to the same goal, by quickly and safely demounting their plates Primopost saves time and ensures high quality plates in storage.

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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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Measuring the condition of sleeves and cylinders

Measuring the condition of sleeves and cylinders

A high quality laser takes the measurements with an accuracy of 5 microns. The accuracy of the TIR system allows monitoring the distance between the guiding rail and the full length of the axis. It calibrates any irregularities to ensure precision on micro level. A full report is generated to keep track of any irregularities. The operator can pre-set specific tolerance that define whether the sleeve is still usable.

It is also possible to build a database to help track the condition of your sleeve inventory over time, when the last time it was measured, what the condition was at that time, which help you control your sleeve inventory and know when you need to replace. It stores all the unique data of every sleeve or cylinder in order to keep track of any irregularities.

Measuring the condition of sleeves and cylinders

Analyzing and interpreting the data

The measured data is analyzed in both horizontal and vertical direction and gives:

  • An overall average
  • A maximum and minimum
  • Out-of-roundness
  • Topography of the complete sleeve

The actual measured data is added to the record of the sleeve or cylinder. The operator can also print out  quality report of the the topography sleeve.

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