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PlateRite Ultima 40000/36000

40-36 page Thermal Plate Recorder
Large-format platesetter with unprecedented speed and quality

SCREEN has dedicated itself to developing advanced technology that is a step ahead, so that we can consistently offer optimal solutions that streamline processing while improving productivity and quality.
The crystallization of SCREEN’s efforts in the CtP field is our latest large-format thermal platesetters, the PlateRite Ultima 40000/36000.

PlateRite Ultima 40000/36000

Details

  • GLV™ imaging head with high-power laserGLV™ (Grating Light Valve™) technology employs the same production processes as those used in semiconductor manufacturing. A GLV™ array is made up of thousands of microscopic reflective ribbons placed over a silicon chip.
    These ribbons can be moved up and down to either reflect or diffract the imaging laser that is targeted at the array, and thus simultaneously turn on and off an extremely high number of optical channels.
    SCREEN utilizes the laser control technology that has been cultivated over the years to target a high-power laser at the GLV™ array with extremely high precision, making it possible to simultaneously control 512 channels of light.
    These 512 channels can expose the image for each rotation of the drum and contributes to much higher productivity.
    The combination of a high-power laser and GLV™ technology delivers sharp and clear halftone dots, which is the core technology of the PlateRite Ultima 40000/36000  to meet the stringent demands of SCREEN’s clients.
  • Automatic inline plate punching for extremely high registration accuracyThe PlateRite Ultima series features an automatic inline punching system that helps eliminate misalignment caused by improper plate positioning, and results in superior registration accuracy. When optional press punch blocks are used (up to 10 punch blocks can be mounted and selected according to the plate size and press type), the imaged plates can be loaded directly onto the press after output. The use of press punch blocks during plate output eliminates the need of manual punching afterwards, ensures excellent registration accuracy, and creates the foundation of the perfect results on press. It also dramatically shortens press make-ready time and improves press operating ratios for even better overall productivity.
  • Automated plate loading for very large format platesMounting larger and heavier plates not only becomes the burden on the operator but also reduces the efficiency of the CtP production line, since the use of larger plates increases the risk of damaging plates when handling and much time is required for loading operations. Automatic plate loading is critical to ensure the stability of the CtP operations when using large-sized plates. The PlateRite Ultima 40000/36000 can be fitted with the optional MA-L40000 and/or SA-L48000 Skid automatic plate loaders, both featuring the PlateRite series’ renowned plate transporting technology. We also offer solutions to connect 2 autoloaders to one CtP. These automatic plate loaders make it possible to create a fully automated production line.  
  • Dual plate imaging (option)The advanced PlateRite Ultima 40000/36000 can image two plates together on the drum. The PlateRite Ultima 40000/36000 can image two plates of maximum 1,060 x 1,600 mm together.
    In other words, these platesetters are perfect for imaging not only large-format plates but also pairs of smaller plates at once.
    Imaging pairs of plates increases productivity since the number of loading and unloading plates can be reduced. Twin imaging heads can be used to simultaneously expose two plates set side-by-side for even higher productivity.

Specifications

PlateRite Ultima 40000

Product name 40000SX 40000S
Recording system External drum
Light source 1,024 channel laser diode x 1 512 channel laser diode x 1
Plate size Maximum 2,280 x 1,600 mm [89.7" x 62.9"];
Minimum 650 x 550 mm [25.6" x 21.7"]*1
Dual plate support Support for two plates,
maximum 1,060 x 1,600 mm [41.7" x 62.9"] each
Imaging size Maximum 2,280 x 1,585 mm [89.7" x 62.4"]*2
(Leading edge gripper margin: 8 mm [0.32"];
Trailing edge gripper margin: 7 mm [0.28"])
Plate thickness 0.2 to 0.4 mm [7.9 to 15.7 mil]*3
Plate type Thermal plates
Resolutions 1,200*4, 2,400, 2,438, 2,540 dpi
Press punch systems Registration punch
Interface S-PIF
Dimensions*5
(W x D x H)
Main unit: 3,840 x 2,100 x 1,795 mm
[151.2" x 82.7" x 70.7"]
Weight Main unit: 3,720 kg [8,184 lb] (maximum)
Power requirements Main unit : Single phase 200 to 240 V, 5.2 kW, 35 A
Chiller unit : Single phase 200 to 240 V, 2 kW, 8 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%
Standard
accessories
Manual plate loading table, chiller unit, blower unit, signal tower
Optional
accessories
Punch systems (various printing press punches), punchless plate handling option, 0.5 mm plate thickness support
SA-L48000 Skid, MA-L40000*6, AT-M MA-L40000, SA-L48000 Skid*6, AT-M
Supported plates See the list (English), See the list (Chinese)

*1 A minimum size of 650 x 550 mm is offered as a factory option.
*2 When the punchless plate handling option is used, the leading edge gripper margin is 5 mm and the trailing edge gripper margin is 7 mm.
*3 When the factory option for support of 0.5 mm thick plates is selected, the supported plate thickness is 0.3 to 0.5 mm.
*4 1,200 dpi uses doubled 2,400 dpi dots.
*5 For information on system dimensions, please consult your Screen representative.
*6 There are limits to the sizes of plate this unit can handle.


PlateRite Ultima 36000

Product name 36000ZX 36000Z 36000SX 36000S
Recording system External drum
Light source 1,024 channel laser diode x 2 512 channel laser diode x 2 1,024 channel laser diode x 1 512 channel laser diode x 1
Plate size Maximum 2,100 x 1,600 mm [82.6" x 62.9"];
Minimum 650 x 550 mm [25.6" x 21.7"]*1
Dual plate support Support for two plates,
Maximum 1,060 x 1,600 mm [41.7" x 62.9"] each
Imaging size Maximum 2,100 x 1,585 mm [82.6" x 62.4"]*2
(Leading edge gripper margin: 8 mm [0.32"];
Trailing edge gripper margin: 7 mm [0.28"])
Plate thickness 0.2 to 0.4 mm [7.9 to 15.7 mil]*3
Plate type Thermal plates
Resolutions 1,200*4, 2,400, 2,438, 2,540 dpi
Press punch systems Registration punch
Interface S-PIF
Dimensions*5
(W x D x H)
Main unit: 3,840 x 2,100 x 1,795 mm
[151.2" x 82.7" x 70.7"]
Weight Main unit: 3,720 kg [8,184 lb] (maximum)
Power requirements Main unit : Single phase 200 to 240 V, 5.2 kW, 35 A
Chiller unit : Single phase 200 to 240 V, 2 kW, 8 A
(Z and ZX models require two chiller units)
Blower unit : Single phase 200 to 240 V, 3 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%
Standard
accessories
Manual plate loading table, chiller unit, blower unit, signal tower
Optional
accessories
Punch systems (various printing press punches), punchless plate handling option, 0.5 mm plate thickness support
MA-L40000, SA-L48000 Skid*6, AT-M
Supported plates See the list (English), See the list (Chinese)

*1 A minimum size of 650 x 550 mm is offered as a factory option.
*2 When the punchless plate handling option is used, the leading edge gripper margin is 5 mm and the trailing edge gripper margin is 7 mm.
*3 When the factory option for support of 0.5 mm thick plates is selected, the supported plate thickness is 0.3 to 0.5 mm.
*4 1,200 dpi uses doubled 2,400 dpi dots.
*5 For information on system dimensions, please consult your Screen representative.
*6 There are limits to the sizes of plate this unit can handle.