THE semi-automatic SAMM 2.0 mounting machine from AV Flexologic is the world’s fastest and most accurate flexo plate mounter, making it the perfect solution to common flexo printing industry challenges, such as higher quality demands and more frequent job changes.
AV Flexologic has already installed over 1 000 automatic mounters across the world, making the
AV Flexologic SAMM the world’s most reliable mounter with guaranteed and unmatched accuracy, repeatability and speed.
What is semi-automatic mounting from AV Flexologic? Simply put, the operator places the flexo plate on the mounting table and positions the registration targets on the plate below motorised,
fixed-focus cameras. The machine then takes over
the mounting process using patented image recognition software and robotics. The plate is positioned with an accuracy of 5µm, whereafter the motorised front table automatically moves out of the way and the flexo plate is mounted onto the sleeve without any operator interaction. This means that during the mounting process, the operator can focus on other preparatory tasks, thus saving time.
The SAMM 2.0 features a staggering 60-second mounting speed per plate, while ensuring that the highest quality demands are met. Press downtime is reduced through accurate, consistent and repeatable mounting processes.
The main benefits of third generation automatic mounting are:
• No more press downtime due to mounting mistakes (ROI usually less than a year).
• Unmatched colour-to-colour accuracy and consistency.
• Streamlined workflow.
• No more bottlenecks in prepress.
• Ability to measure and control quality reporting.
• Unmatched consistency.
• No operator dependency.
• Improved traceability.
Besides the unrivalled performance of its mounting machines, AV Flexologic is proud and excited to guarantee the quality and robustness of its equipment through lean manufacturing processes. AV Flexologic’s machinery is manufactured entirely in-house, allowing total control over quality.
To maintain a competitive edge today, flexo print service providers strive to ensure that costs and waste are kept as low as possible versus other print methods, making automatic plate-mounting a rapidly growing trend worldwide. AV Flexologic’s third-generation automatic mounting machine, the SAMM 2.0, is setting the trend and meeting the most challenging demands of the flexographic print industry.
If you would like to see how automation can bring your plate-mounting operations to the next level, contact Ipex Machinery, the local market representative. The team will be more than happy to answer your questions about this world-leading technology.
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