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Screen launches new Platerite 8600NII

Friday, 24 August 2018
By Wayne Robinson

Screen GP Australia is launching a new series of the best-selling PlateRite 8600NII 8-page thermal CtP systems.

The Screen 8600 series of B1 platesetters has become somewhat of an industry legend worldwide since its introduction in 2001, and says the company earned it the leading position in 8-up CtP installations.

Increased speed and dot quality: Peter Scott

Peter Scott, managing director, says, “The latest improvements give the 8600 series increased speed and dot quality, lower energy use and adoption of high-output fibre laser diode exposure heads, enabling outstanding productivity of up to 32 plates per hour, as well as superior cost performance and energy savings.”

In recent years there have been calls for greater cost reduction and environmental performance in relation to CtP, where lower investment and running costs plus higher productivity and energy savings are needed to cope with shorter print runs and more frequent plate changes.

Screen has developed the PlateRite 8600NII series to respond to these needs, saying it is further improv

New Series: Screen Platerite 8600NII

ing the cost and environmental performance offered by the original PlateRite 8600 series, many of which are still in daily use after between ten and seventeen years in the field.

All new PlateRite 8600NII models feature the latest fibre laser diode exposure heads, which work with Screen’s proprietary clamp technologies and auto-balance mechanism, Screen says this enables stable, high-speed exposure with top quality. The series includes Z, S and E models, with three productivity choices to suit individual printers.

The Z model is equipped with 96-channel exposure heads, supporting output of up to 32 plates per hour. The S and E models have 64 and 32 channel heads respectively, for outputs of 24 and 14 plates per hour. All systems are capable of handling plate sizes ranging from as large as 1,160 x 940mm to, when fitted with the small size option, as small as 304 x 370mm. An MA-L8900 multi-cassette autoloader is another option, providing automatic supply of up to 600 plates.

Scott adds: “All new models feature major functionality improvements that produce energy savings of around 60 per cent during operation and up to 73 per cent during standby, with the new power-saving mode that reduces energy consumption during idling.

As with all Screen equipment, the new PTR-8600NII devices are backed by Screen’s Trust Network Service, an online maintenance and support package to enhance the operational stability of the systems. As always, availability is through Screen GP, and our reseller partners Fujifilm, Xing and WRH.”

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