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1 Plate Mounting Minimise press downtime Latest developments in mounting

2 Why use a plate mounter? Mount plates in register quickly and accurately Avoids press time wasted printing out of register jobs and downtime with unnecessary set ups Saves costs – tangible - press time, labour, substrate, inks, utilities etc. Saves costs – intangible – lost work ROI – “no brainer” to purchase a plate mounter, costs can be recovered within a year or two

3 ROI Return on Investment on a plate mounter Speed up mounting time, save say 5 hours a week, £3,750 per annum Save press wasted and downtime, say 5 hours per week, press time costed at £15 an hour, £3,750 per annum Saves other costs – wasted substrate, inks, utilities etc. Gain higher margin, tight register work with highest accuracy mounted jobs

4 Why use a Heaford plate mounter? Multiple designs to suit customer application Fixed focus high magnification camera system Can be used for flexo or letterpress plates Cylinder or sleeve models

5 17” high resolution flat screen monitor with split screen to show both camera images for easy mounting reference High powered 56x video cameras and through the lens illumination system to highlight register marks, with 7mm wide circles for easier pre- positioning of plates Optional aluminium support table Alternative mechanical clamp to prevent cylinder rotation when gear is not attached Circumferential locking device to prevent cylinder rotation when plate mounting Precision linear rails and bearings to ensures parallelism when cameras move to different positions to cater for different plate widths and repeat ranges Simple sinbgle screw for focus adjustment when repeat changes Support adjustable in seconds for different cylinder widths Optional pneumatic mounting tape storage and dispensing system Quick release cylinder adaptors requiring no tools and making changeover for different cylinder types a matter of seconds

6 Why buy a Heaford plate mounter? Started manufacturing narrow web flexo mounters in 1995 Machines sold in 90 countries Self installation and service for narrow web mounters Worldwide service support if required and next day parts delivery, rarely required Extended payments terms available for purchase Constant innovation to improve products available to customers

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9 Flat table surface enables the polymer plate to be accurately and quickly positioned along the centre line under the cylinder/sleeve. The table arrangement allows the tape roll to be brought in to direct contact with the cylinder/sleeve enabling bubble free tape application to be carried out quickly without additional mechanisms. Vacuum assist to secure the plate once in position. Precision air jacking system for lowering the cylinder/sleeve in to contact with polymer plate. Quick and bubble free application of the plate to cylinder/sleeve through a backwards and forwards movement of the table (equivalent to using a pressure roller). Consistent and uniform pressured application of plates to tape for good adhesion. After plate application the table can be moved to bring the end of plate register marks into view to check overall alignment.

10 To view a video of 6 plates being mounted in just over 4 minutes press play after selecting the image below (this is a low resolution video, higher resolution available)

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