The unique and patented designs of Tectonic plate mounting and de-mounting systems evolved through analysis of enquiries from its print inspection system clients.
Basically, these clients wanted a method of mounting polymer plates ACCURATELY and QUICKLY so that time lost in switching from one print run to another could be minimised.
The result of this reaction to printers’ needs was the FLEXICO V5 that has now become the system of choice for many printers across the world and resolved the front-end loading problem.
Indeed, such is its success, that Tectonic were asked to address the “back-end” problem, removing the plates off sleeves effectively and quickly.
Flexico V5 Plate Mounting System
This invention was designed, built and patented to become the leading polymer plate mounting system world-wide – known as FLEXICO V5 used in more than sixty countries around the world.
Tectonic developed the FLEXICO V5 plate mounting system to meet the following requirements:-
• To mount polymer plates quickly and accurately
• To reduce waste
• To reduce setting-up time
• To be suitable for a wide variety of presses
• To accommodate a variety of different size sleeves and cylinders
The patented design uses a rugged mechanical construction together with high technology cameras and monitoring to provide a “hands-free” operation so that perfect registration can be achieved each time.
• Unique “rise and fall” flat plate bed
• Pneumatically operated plate clamp
• 1080p HD colour cameras and lenses
• Dual LED super-bright lighting
• Two 19″ TFT (flat screen) monitors
• Zoom lens set at 40x magnification
• Locking Key mechanism (to ensure identical plate mounting across multiple sleeves)
• Precision adjustment for accurate plate to cylinder/sleeve adjustment along the repeat and across the print width
• Adhesive roll holder
• Integral aluminium machine base
This machine allows pre-registration of plates before they are moved to the printing press. All plates can be mounted in the same position across all print stations.
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
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