PlateRite Ultima 24000N-Z/S

24 page Thermal Plate Recorder
Advanced, next-generation CtP system featuring industry-leading speed and productivity

In recent years, as printing companies seek to improve the production efficiency of printed materials, the international market has shown a growing requirement for the use of large-format presses capable of easily handling multiple jobs in a single run. The need has affected both sheet-fed and web offset presses. In response to this trend, PlateRite Ultima 24000N series offer significantly more compact dimensions than the existing models with even greater productivity and cost performance.

PlateRite Ultima 24000N-Z/S


  • Industry-leading productivity enables faster turnaroundctp_24000_E_img01.png

    Use of the latest GLV-equipped imaging heads creates significant improvements in the optical system, producing more uniform distribution of light source. A high-precision auto-focus mechanism also allows the output of our proprietary Spekta 2 hybrid screening. The Z model is equipped with a 1,024-channel imaging head that enables the production of an impressive 35 plates per hour*. The S model also features a 512-channel head with a throughput of up to 24 plates per hour*.
    * When using 1,652 x 1,325 mm plates

  • Autoloader system boosts press operating ratios24000N-img02.pngMulti-cassette autoloader MA-L40000
    The MA-L40000 is an autoloader that can supply plates as required from any of its multiple cassettes, each of which can be loaded with a different size or type of plates. The MA-L40000 features four cassettes, and can supply up to 300 plates automatically. . For users who use single-sized plates at high volume, we are currently developing a skid loader for PlateRite 24000N. These autoloaders enable extended continuous operation.
  • Advanced support boosts system reliability1600N_E_img04.png Users can easily monitor and control their system from a remote location via the 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 any time.


  PlateRite Ultima 24000N-Z PlateRite Ultima 24000N-S
Recording system External drum
Light source 1,024 channel laser diode 512 channel laser diode
Plate size Maximum: 1,652 x 1,325 mm (65" x 52.1"); Minimum: 650 x 490 mm (25.6" x 19.3")
Exposure size Maximum: 1,652 x 1,313 mm (65" x 51.6")
Plate type Thermal aluminum plate
Plate thickness 0.2 to 0.4 mm (7.9 to 15.7 mil)*1
Resolutions 1,200*2, 2,400, 2,540 dpi
Repeatability*3 ±5 microns
Productivity*4 35 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,652 x 1,325 mm / 65" x 52.1" plates)
39 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,448 x 1,143 mm / 57" x 45" plates)
46 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,030 x 800 mm / 40.5" x 31.4" plates)
24 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,652 x 1,325 mm / 65" x 52.1" plates)
27 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
 (1,448 x 1,143 mm / 57" x 45" plates)
34 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
Dimensions (W x D x H) Main unit: 3,000 x 1,950 x 1,600 mm (118.2" x 76.8" x 63")
Weight Main unit: 1,700 kg (3,740 lb)
Power requirements Main unit: Single phase 200 to 240 V, 5.0 kW, 25 A; Chiller unit: Single phase 200 to 240 V, 0.6 kW, 3 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, Heidel, Heidelbach W, Protocol, and Komori), air lter unit (AF-190), signal tower unit

*1 With a plate thickness of 0.4 mm, only plate sizes of 900 x 770 mm and above can be used.
*2 1,200 dpi uses 2,400 dpi double dots.
*3 Over four consecutive exposures on one plate at 23°C (73.4°F) and 60% relative humidity.
*4 Productivity may vary depending on the sensitivity of the plates used.