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Semi-Automatic Mounting Machine (SAMM) 800 2.0

The awarded and patented automatic mounting system of the Semi-Automatic Flexo Plate Mounter acts upon the crucial part of mounting, the precise positioning of the flexo plate. The positioning is done automatically by the machine instead of the operator, this results in constant high quality mounting down to the micron. This machine is unique in the flexographic printing market. The next generation SAMM 800 2.0 is also equipped with the patented Quality Report, which ensures consistent high-quality standards and precision.


A flexo printer in South America purchased a SAMM in 2014. This company is mounting between 15000 and 17000 sleeves per year and has 3 flexo printing presses. The chart below illustrates what the SAMM has done for this plant’s workflow.

Manual Mounting Semi-Automatic Mounting Advantages

2 traditional mounting machinesVS

1 SAMM replaces 2 traditional mounting machines since it mounts twice as fast Quick and spot on mounting, time and time again

2 operators in the mounting department per shiftVS

1 operator in the mounting department per shift $40,000 annual savings (based on average yearly expenses of a US employee)
15 hours of mounting related press downtime (per week)VS 0 hours of mounting related press downtime (per week) $175,000 annual savings (based on average downtime costs per hour of a narrow web printing press)
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Robotic positioning

Driven by the AV Flexologic software, the robotic table positions the mounting plate with high accuracy, each and every time. After positioning the vertically moving cylinder automatically comes up.

Quality Report (patented)

At the end of a mount the machine goes back to the zero position and compares the actual position with the position where the mounting mark should be.

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HD Ethernet Cameras

Using the latest technology in high – speed Ethernet cameras, AV Flexologic ensures crisp and sharp ultra-high resolution images, enabling an efficient and accurate mounting process.

Windows 10 (new)

Striving for the latest up to date technology, the SAMM 2.0 is equipped with Windows 10, which is fully compatible with our AVMOM software.

Pressure roller

The roller is used to apply the plates evenly over the carrier such as sleeve, cylinder or Mylar.

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Automatic easyreg detection (optional)

Using our patented image recognition system, a visual mark on the edge of a sleeve such as W&H Easyreg strip can be automatically “set to zero” on the mounting machine by simply pushing a button.

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Cutting knife, Tape applicator or Tape holder (optional)

Used to increase efficiency and ease-of-use.

Vacuum table

To ensure highly accurate positioning, the vacuum system fixates the plate to the robotic table before positioning.

Workflow Semi-Automatic Mounting Machine

Workflow Semi-Automatic Mounting Machine

The patented SAMM is equipped with an intelligent system that automatically monitors and controls the positioning of flexo plates. The system is based on two co-ordinates (register-marks) applied on the photopolymer printing plate perpendicular to the print direction. Due to the iteration between the cameras and the self-moving mounting table the plates will be positioned extremely accurate.

The SAMM 800 2.0 is equipped with an automatic moving front table, which enables the machine to mount fully automatically one flexo plate. The automation of the mounting process provides consistent high quality, precision and constant repeatability.

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