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PlateRite HD 8900N-Z/S/E

8 page Thermal Plate Recorder
The flagship model of Plate Rite series

High-definition CtP delivers exceptional speed and quality
- Speed -
70 plates per hour
- Quality -
Max. resolution of 4,000 dpi
- Automation Environment-
Autoloading system
- Environment -
Environmentally conscious CtP

PlateRite HD 8900N-Z/S/E


Industry-leading productivity, ideal for rapid turnaround

The high-end PlateRite HD 8900N-Z features a 1,024-channel imaging head that utilizes GLV™ technology and is able to output 70 plates* per hour. Additionally, with A4 size 4-page plates (650 x 550 mm, 25.5" x 21.6"), it is capable of impressive high-speed output of 80 plates per hour. A single PlateRite HD 8900N-Z can also replace output of A4 size 8-page or smaller plates using multiple CtP units. This makes processing easier to manage, and running costs and liquid waste are lower than ever.

  • Outstanding reproduction, cutting-edge exposure technology Use of the GLV-equipped exposure heads creates significant improvements in the optical system, producing more uniform distribution of illumination. A high-precision auto-focus mechanism also enables output of SCREEN's proprietary Spekta 2 hybrid screening and Randot X 20 (20 μm) FM screening.
    The high-definition S and E models support ultrafine AM halftone dots that provide a maximum resolution of up to 700 lpi. Tuning also enables output using Randot X 10 (10 μm) FM screening. Together these features deliver the extremely high quality required for detailed output such as art printing.
  • Autoloader system boosts press operating ratios MA-L8900 multi-cassette autoloader
    The MA-L8900 comes standard with three plate cassettes (up to five as an option) and full automation of both plate supply and cassette switching. Each cassette holds up to 120 plates, for a maximum of 600 plates stored in the autoloader. Even if different plate sizes are loaded into separate cassettes, the autoloader flexibly switches between the cassettes as required. Loading all cassettes with the same plate size enables extended periods of continuous operation.

    SA-L8900 single-cassette autoloader
    The SA-L8900 features a single cassette that holds up to 120 plates, as well as automatic detection and removal of interleaf paper. Its transport system only contacts the rear side of a plate, preventing damage to the sensitive emulsion side.
    Manual loading is also possible, giving operators the flexibility to select plate sizes as required.

    SA-L8600E single-cassette autoloader
    The SA-L8600E features a single cassette that holds up to 120 plates (0.24 mm thickness). This highly compact system offers major reductions in initial costs.

    SKID Autoloader*
    The skid autoloader enables a pallet to be set directly to the system. This reduces operator intervention, improving productivity and eliminates the risk of damaging plates during preparation.
    * This product is provided by a third-party manufacturer.
  • Gentle on the environment Screen assesses the environmental impact of all its products as a form of design review. The PlateRite HD 8900N series has been developed with the goals of minimizing energy use and environmental impact while maximizing safety.



PlateRite HD 8900N-Z/S/E specifications

Product Name PlateRite HD 8900N-Z PlateRite HD 8900N-S PlateRite HD 8900N-E
Model Name PT-R8900N
Recording system External drum
Light source 1,024-channel laser diode 512-channel laser diode
Plate size Maximum: 1,165 x 950 mm (45.8" x 37.4"); Minimum: 304 x 305 mm (12.0" x 12.1")*1
Exposure size Maximum: 1,165 x 938 mm (45.8" x 36.9")
Plate Thermal aluminum plate
Plate thickness 0.15 to 0.3 mm (5.9 mil to 11.8 mil) [0.4 mm (15.7 mil)*2available as an option]
Resolutions 1,200*3/2,400/2,438/2,540 dpi 1,200*3/2,400/2,438/2,540 dpi
4,000 dpi (only available when the high resolution option*4 is selected) 4,800 dpi (only available when the lenticular option*4 is selected)
Repeatability ± 5 µm*5
Productivity*6 70 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,030 × 800 mm/40.5" × 31.4" plates)
80 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(650 × 550 mm/25.5" × 21.6" plates)
48 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,030 × 800 mm/40.5" × 31.4" plates)
64 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(650 × 550 mm/25.5" × 21.6" plates)
36 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,030 × 800 mm/40.5" × 31.4" plates)
49 plates/hr at2,400 dpi
(650 × 550 mm/25.5" × 21.6" plates)
Interface Gigabit-Ethernet
Punch systems Screen, Heidel, Heidelbach W, Protocol, and Komori punch systems are standard; all others are special orders.
(Up to twelve individual punch blocks can be selected and mounted as an option, depending on the plate sizes and printing press types being used.)
Dimensions (W x D x H) Main unit: 2,640 x 1,475 x 1,394 mm (104" x 58.1" x 54.9")(blower unit is internal)
Weight Main unit: 1,115 kg (2,530 lb)
Power requirements Main unit: Single phase 200 to 240 V, 3.2 kW, 16 A
Chiller unit*7: Single phase 200 to 240 V, 0.7 kW (0.6 kW), 4 A (3 A)
(SA-L/MA-L8900 are supplied by main unit)*9
Environment Recommended: 21 to 25°C (69.8 to 77°F);
Required: 18 to 26°C (64.4 to 78.8°F); Relative humidity: 40 to 70% (no condensation)
Required options*8 MA-L8900, SA-L8900, SA-L8600E or plate insertion table
Options Plate transport system to connect with plate processor (built-in bridge, AT-M8001), various press punches, support for 0.4 mm (15.7 mil) thickness, support for 4,000 dpi high resolution*4, support for 4,800 dpi lenticular*4, air filter unit (AF-190), upgrade to S specifications, skid autoloader connection kit*10, signal tower

*1 Plates wider than 590 mm (23.3") and narrower than 610 mm (24") cannot be used.
*2 Plates that are 0.4 mm (15.7 mil) thick must be 900 x 770 mm (35.5" x 30.4") or larger.
*3 1,200 dpi uses 2,400 dpi double dots.
*4 Option must be selected before the unit is shipped from the factory.
*5 Over four consecutive exposures on one plate at 23°C (73.4°F) and 60% relative humidity.
*6 This value is for when an autoloader is connected. Productivity may vary depending on the sensitivity of the plate.
*7 The specification of the chiller depends to the region.
*8 One of the options must be selected. Consult a Screen representative regarding throughput when the plate insertion table is chosen.
*9 The SA-L8600E requires an independent power supply.
*10 The kit only includes the interface for connection.