Camis Srl has been manufacturing flexo plate-mounting systems for over two decades. The cornerstone of advanced Camis technology is the ability to remove the manual steps from flexo plate-mounting; introducing complete process control to your pre-press department with technology that delivers dot on dot register to the press and industry-leading mounting cycles. Camis machines can be mastered in a short period of time, allowing for full width and individual small plates to be mounted with industry-leading registration accuracy. Dot on dot registration is now a reality in your pressroom! From machine installation through ongoing service and training, Tri-X Incorporated provides domestic support to ensure your plate mounting investment is optimized day in and day out.
The IriSleeve is a dedicated sleeve change microdot mounting system. Developed from a “clean sheet” approach, the IriSleeve will support your gearless press investment with precisely mounted jobs that can be processed from start to finish in the shortest time-frame possible. Features include very rapid sleeve and bridge carrier change with an automated mandrel support system. The IriSleeve can be supplied with dual or multiple camera configurations. The motorized plate application table and roller reduce your “carpal tunnel footprint” by eliminating the manual wiping of plates and prevent plate lift once the job is installed in the press.
The Iriflex is a dedicated microdot mounting machine that can accommodate both sleeves and cylinders. Available in face widths from 40” up to 74” with a repeat range from 11.4” – 47”. Simplicity, accuracy, and repeatability are the keys to the IriFlex. The IriFlex is available with a fully automated plate proofing system as an option.
A narrow web plate-mounter designed for the modern-day label shop looking for top-quality registration. Quick, versatile, and very accurate. The IriSmall has been developed from the knowledge gained from our successful IriFlex and IriSleeve models. Crafted with steel frames and then fitted with high precision cameras (optical rail) and cylinder/sleeve support beams. Manually displaced, high magnification cameras are linked to individual digital position indicators. The system can accommodate a combination of integral cylinders, shafted/shaftless cylinders as well as air loaded sleeves.
The patented taper-slide has been engineered to apply sticky-back in a controlled manner, eliminating the human element from this critical step in plate mounting. The formation of air bubbles, creasing and stretching of tape when applied by hand are well-known causes of poor registration and press downtime. By utilizing the taper-slide, sticky-back is applied precisely to the surface of the sleeve or cylinder with consistent pressure, day in and day out, eliminating the negative issues noted above. The system is versatile, allowing the operator to switch between different tape widths, densities, and thicknesses in a matter of seconds.
The Camis plate application table is a core feature that further simplifies the plate mounting process, especially when working with large format plates common to today’s work-flow. No longer is your mounting staff required to manually create a crude mounting window for each and every plate that has to be applied. Turn a switch, and the motorized plate table automatically lowers itself into position at the top dead center. One operator can freely manipulate large or small plates with ease while standing in an ergonomic position.
Once your printing targets are in register, the operator engages the plate application roller. Simply press a button, and the roller contacts the printing plate, applying even and consistent pressure to both the image and non-image area of the plate. By eliminating the manual step of wiping down a plate by hand, there is a significant reduction in the time it takes to apply. The roller system is designed to wet-out 100% of the adhesive beneath the polymer plate, preventing air bubbles from developing in the press once the job is brought up to speed.
The PLC utilized in fully automated Camis systems is very user friendly and designed to further simplify plate-mounting through automation. Using a touch-screen, the operator enters job-specific data, and the technology takes care of the rest. Cameras automatically move into position and advance at the push of a button. Job data is stored in memory for future reference, further reducing mounting cycles the next time the job runs.