We Supply Platemounters which save time, improve print quality and increase the life of printing plates.
Platemounting Systems | Platemate™ 2
The perfect complement to all Print shops is an accurate plate mounting system that will ensure printing plates can be perfectly mounted in advance of going to press.
The new PLATEMATE™ system is the most effective system for mounting any flexible polymer plates, simple & quick to operate with an integral adhesive dispenser as standard. No more valuable Press time lost due to misaligned printing plates, or costly down time waiting for plates to be re-laid, avoid the dangers of re-laying plates on press.
A full set of Printing plates can be pre-mounted before going to press in full confidence they will be correctly aligned and accurate. The PLATEMATE™ system is compatible with many Print Cylinders for a variety of presses.
Printing and Converting today requires the ability and confidence to serve a wide range of markets. Maintaining high levels of productivity with the minimum of downtime are essential to any cost-efficient operation.
Focus Platemounter Operational Features:
The Platemate™ system makes use of two pre-applied register marks on the extreme edges of the polymer printing plate which are aligned perpendicular to the printing direction. The printing cylinder is loaded onto the system and double sided tape applied to its surface.
The printing plate can then be positioned and clamped close to the correct position and viewed under the two powerful cameras. Using the viewed register marks the plate can be finely adjusted until both half images on the right & left side are perfectly aligned.
At this point the polymer plate is firmly applied to the printing cylinder, and ready to go to Press. The procedure takes around 30 seconds and is repeated for each Plate Roll Cylinder.
Focus Platemounter Two Features:
- Solid Precision Machined Frame
- Twin Digital High Resolution Cameras
- HD Color Monitor with Split screen display
- Soft Plate clamp
- Micro Adjustable Plate position & adjustable Cylinder Height
- Adhesive Tape Dispenser
- Various Cylinder mountings.
Platemate 2 Specifications
Flexico V5 Plate Mounter – Built the way printers wanted plate mounting equipment built.
The unique patented design of the Flexico V5 polymer-plate mounting machine evolved following an analysis of ‘what the printer wanted’ for fast and accurate mounting of plates.
The machine’s clever design provides a rise and fall plate bed on which the plate is placed before being pulled forward underneath the cameras and gently clamped into place by a pneumatically powered holding bar. Once the plate is placed on the bed and gently clamped in position, the operators hands are free to make lateral as well as forward/back/swivel movement of the plate so the first plate can be mounted with the position set using this clever and unique adjustment facility.
The Flexo Factor also offers a full range of cleaning solutions that have been developed to enhance the ultrasonic cleaning process. Our cleaning products are environmentally safe, ozone friendly, non-hazardous aqueous, (zero VOC) and solvent based solutions that have a low rate of evaporation. They are suitable for all ink and adhesives ,UV-cured inks, water and solvent-based inks. Additionally, we offer manual cleaning products.
Tectonic Flexico V5 Plate Mounter
- Mount plates quickly and accurately onto sleeves or cylinders
- Reduce waste
- Reduce setting up time on the press
- Plate-bed frees hands allowing fine tuning for perfect registration
- Pneumatically operated plate clamp for ease of mounting from centre of plate
- Precision adjustment for accurate plate to cylinder/sleeve adjustment, both along the repeat and across the print width
- High resolution (720p), top of the range color cameras and lenses provide a high resolution image
- Two 19” wide screen color TFT monitors
- Duel LED “Super-bright” lighting
- Bearing block mounts or mounting in between centers
- Locking key mechanism for sleeves, to assure identical plate mounting across multiple sleeves
- Suitable for microdot register marks.
- Rigid construction
- Can be built to service one press or more than one make of press
Tectonic Plate Mounter Video
Flexico V5 Plate Mounter
Flexico De-Mounting System
- The Plate De-Mounting machine was developed by Tectonic International as a simple, effective add-on that reduces the manual force used when removing plates from cylinders or sleeves.
- Reduce downtime on mounting
- Reduce the risk of damage to plates
- Reduce risk of damage to the mounting machine
- Reduce physical effort