Wash-out unit for flexo plates
Highest Productivity with plate Alignment
Unique plate alignment when loading the plate into the Catena-W avoids plate skew during transport. The advanced plate queuing, limiting the distance between plates to 50 cm, maximizes throughput for the highest possible productivity. At the end of the wash-out process a shutter door operates as a buffer before dropping the plate onto the shuttle.
Large heavy plates can be handled easily by a single operator, eliminating any human touchpoint. Furthermore, the shuttle also provides a safe second rest spot for plates in production allowing a minimum gap between plates in the queue. The result is, more plates per shift, due to increased throughput.
ThermoFlexX Graphical User Interface
All ThermoFlexX equipment utilises leading brand PC’s, monitors and the latest Windows OS aimed specifically at high-end system development. ThermoFlexX Graphic User Interface is displayed via a 24” Full HD touch-screen making operation extremely fast and simple. Key information is clearly presented to theoperator for ease-of-operation without errors.
All critical information such as motor current, controllers, operating conditions and working temperatures are monitored. This information can be stored and made available for total plate QC records. ThermoFlexX ProServeX provides a cloud-based, constant monitoring service of all key components throughout the range. A brand-new level of predictive maintenance with on-line support is available. The need for physical service-interventions is minimised.
A sealed environment with efficient extraction ensures minimum solvent fumes in the working area, even when opening the doors a minimum of solvent smell will be perceived as the solvent section is completely enclosed.
Plate punching is not required. A cleverly designed pinbar system transports the plate flawlessly through the washing process and returns for the next plate, no need for manual transportation of the pinbars. Three pinbars ensure continuous availability. Only an edge of 8 mm plate material is required to pull the plate through the wash-out unit (other systems typically 20 mm).