Heaford’s comprehensive offering for flexo plate-mounting – for use in either a process house or in the prepress department of a corrugated plant – includes the AutoMounter. This fixed-mandrel machine ensures perfect accuracy and super-quick mounting of flexo printing plates directly on to sleeves.
Among its many salient features are a maximum sleeve width of 1 800mm; a repeat range up to 1 350mm; mounting to 10µm accuracy; and a cantilever mandrel design that permits fast loading and unloading of all sleeve types.
Plate and anilox cleaning made easy
Also in the Beswick Machinery flexo printing armoury are washing and distillation products from Italy’s IRAC Cleaning Solutions that minimise environmental impact.
Key factors of machines in this range are practicality and safety, along with top-quality components and robust construction.
Just one example is the LC Electra Evolution, which the company claims is the fastest and most efficient method of washing printing plates available today. Using a combination of technologies – two rotary brushes combined with an alternating horizontal brush – guarantees optimal washing results at high output rates.
The SR LC plate washer cleans photopolymer plates with excellent results thanks to directly oriented nozzles over the entire surface, allowing effective and deep cleaning.
IRAC’s Rollclean HP is a new concept for cleaning anilox rolls. Its cleaning process follows three easy steps and the entire automatic cycle takes no more than 15 minutes.
Instead of using traditional washing solutions, a multi-frequency technology is used to guarantee perfect and gentle anilox cleaning, avoiding potential damage to this expensive asset.
In addition, IRAC’s FL Basic washing machines are used to clean trays, doctor blades, traditional cylinders, aniloxes and mechanical parts. Compared to a simple soaking, pollutants are effectively removed with the use of minimal solvents; and solvents are, in turn, recirculated. In addition, the extremely versatile FL Evolution is a fully pneumatic and automatic industrial washing machine that handles any kind of washing with solvents or with water and detergent.