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PlateRite Ultima 16000N-Z/S/E

16 page Thermal Plate Recorder
High-performance CtP system featuring industry-leading productivity, operability and energy efficiency

- High Productivity -
Up to 42 plates per hour
- Automation -
Maximizes operating ratios
- Ecology -
Approx. 53% less power use during operation
- Support -
Boosts operational stability

PlateRite Ultima 16000N-Z/S/E


  • 16000_img01_1.pngIndustry-leading productivity enables faster turnaroundUse of the the GLV-equipped imaging heads creates significant improvements in the optical system, producing more uniform distribution of illumination. A high-precision auto-focus mechanism also allows the output of our proprietary Spekta 2 hybrid screening and Randot X 20 (20 μm) FM screening. The Z model is equipped with a 1,024 channel imaging head that enables the production of an impressive 42 plates per hour. The S and E models also feature 512 channel heads, with respective throughputs of up to 29 and 17 plates per hour.
  • MA-L16000NⅡ_illust_E.pngSkid and multi-cassette autoloadersAll 3 models are fully automated by connecting SA-L24000SKID or MA-L16000NII autoloader. The newly released skid loader, SA-L24000SKID, for the PlateRite Ultima 24000N is also available for the PlateRite Ultima 16000N series. Maximum 600 plates* can be mounted on a pallet and it can be set directly in the skid loader.
    The multi-cassette autoloader, MA-L16000NII, has 3 cassettes for different plate sizes and can be upgraded to 6 cassettes as an option. Each cassette holds up to 75 plates and can supply maximum 450 plates* to the CtP.
    Both autoloader systems greatly contributes to continuous operation, maximizing the efficiency of the whole printing process.
    * For 0.3 mm thickness plates
  • 16000_img03.pngGentle on the environmentWe assess the environmental impact of all our products as a form of design review. The PlateRite Ultima 16000N series has been developed with the goals of minimizing energy use and environmental impact while maximizing safety.
    • Energy use during operation is reduced by up to 53%.*
    • A power-saving mode allows energy savings during idling.
    • Energy use during standby is reduced by up to 84%.*
    • All models are compatible with chemical-less plates from a range of manufacturers.
    • The use of a registration punch-less system cuts running costs.
    * A comparison of the PlateRite Ultima 16000 and PlateRite Ultima 16000N-Z when a plate insertion table is used.
    The test involved imaging high-sensitivity material of 1,470 x 1,165 mm (57.8" x 45.8"). As power consumption is also affected by the operating environment and other external factors, the above values cannot be guaranteed.
  • 16000_img04.pngAdvanced support boosts system reliabilityUsers can easily monitor and control their system from a remote location via Web browser or e-mail.* An external PC can also be effectively used as a substitute operation panel to manage CtP settings. E-mails are automatically forwarded to a service center, providing an in-depth understanding of the operation status of the equipment. This information can be used during maintenance and periodic inspections to ensure the system remains in optimal condition at all times.
    * Can be forwarded to up to five e-mail addresses



PlateRite Ultima 16000N (main unit) specifications

Produtc name
PlateRite Ultima 16000N-Z PlateRite Ultima 16000N-S PlateRite Ultima 16000N-E
Recording system External drum
Light source 1,024 channel laser diode 512 channel laser diode
Plate size Maximum 1,470 x 1,180 mm (57.8" x 46.4"); Minimum 650 x 550 mm (25.6" x 21.7")*1
Imaging size Maximum 1,470 x 1,172 mm [57.8" x 46.1"]
(Leading edge gripper margin: 3 mm [0.12"]*1; Trailing edge gripper margin: 5 mm [0.20"])
Plate type Thermal aluminum plate
Plate thickness 0.2 to 0.4 mm (7.9 to 15.7 mil)*1*2
Resolutions 1,200*3, 2,400, 2,438, 2,540 dpi
Repeatability*4 ±5 μm
Productivity*5 42 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,448 x 1,143 mm/57.0" x 45.0" plates)
46 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,030 x 800 mm/40.5" x 31.4" plates)
29 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,448 x 1,143 mm/57.0" x 45.0" plates)
37 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,030 x 800 mm/40.5" x 31.4" plates)
17 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,448 x 1,143 mm/57.0" x 45.0" plates)
20 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,030 x 800 mm/40.5" x 31.4" plates)
Press punch systems Installation of up to 10 units
Interface Gigabit Ethernet
(W x D x H)
Main unit: 2,740 x 1,772 x 1,511 mm (107.9" x 69.8" x 59.5")
Weight Main unit: 1,640 kg (3,608 lb)
Power requirements Main unit: Single phase 200 to 240 V, 5 kW, 25 A
Chiller unit*6: Single phase 200 to 240 V, 0.7 kW (0.6 kW), 4 A (3 A)
Blower unit: Single phase 200 to 240 V, 1 kW, 10 A
Environment Recommended: Temperature 21 to 25°C (69.8 to 77°F); Relative humidity 50 to 70%
Required: Temperature 18 to 26°C (64.4 to 78.7°F); Relative humidity 40 to 70%
Options Press punch systems (SCREEN, Heidelberg, Heidelberg & Bacher, Protocol and Komori),
small size option, upgrade to S model*7, air filter unit (AF-190), signal tower unit

*1. A minimum plate size of 450 x 370 mm and thickness of 0.15 mm (with leading edge gripper margin of 4 mm) are offered as an option.
  Plates wider than 590 mm and narrower than 610 mm cannot be used.
*2. With a plate thickness of 0.4 mm, only plate sizes of 900 x 770 mm and above can be used.
*3. 1,200 dpi uses doubled 2,400 dpi dots.
*4. Over four consecutive exposures on one plate at 23°C (73.4°F) and 60% relative humidity.
*5. Productivity may vary depending on the sensitivity of the plates used.
*6. The specification of the chiller depends to the region.
*7. Only for the PlateRite Ultima 16000N-E.