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PlateRite HD 8900N-Z/S/E

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

New flagship 8-Page Model Delivers Throughput of up to 70 Plates per Hour!
- 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 technologyUse 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 ratiosMA-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’s smaller footprint cuts installation space by an incredible 43% while its simplified design reduces initial costs. It can be loaded with up to 100 plates (thickness 0.3mm) at once.
  • Gentle on the environmentScreen 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*3/2,400/2,438/2,540/4,000 dpi
(4,000 dpi is only available when the high resolution option*4is selected)
Repeatability ± 5 µm*5
Productivity*6 70 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,030 x 800 mm/40.5" x 31.4" plates)
48 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,030 x 800 mm/40.5" x 31.4" plates)
36 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,030 x 800 mm/40.5" x 31.4" 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)
Chiller unit: 350 x 720 x 720 mm (13.8" x 28.4" x 28.4")
Weight Main unit: 1,115 kg (2,530 lb); Chiller unit: 63 kg (138.6 lb)
Power requirements Main unit: Single phase 200 V to 240 V, 16 A, 3.2 kW
Chiller unit: Single phase 200 V to 240 V, 4 A, 0.7 kW
[SA-L and MA-L are supplied by main unit.]
Main unit: Single phase 200 V to 240 V, 16 A, 3.2 kW
Chiller unit*7: Single phase 200 V to 240 V, 3 A, 0.6 kW
[SA-L and MA-L are supplied by main unit.]
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, plate insertion table
Options Plate transport system to connect with plate processor (built-in bridge, AT-T8001R, AT-M8001), various printing press punches,
support for 0.4 mm (15.7 mil) thickness, high resolution (4,000 dpi support)*4, lenticular printing plate output*4,
air fi lter unit (AF-180N), upgrade to Z or S specifi cations.

*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 North American specifi cations may be single phase 200/208/220/230/240 V, 8 A, 1.4 kW.
*8 One of the options must be selected. Consult a Screen representative regarding throughput when the plate insertion table is chosen.