JM Heaford launches new narrow web demounter and tape application station
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JM Heaford, celebrating the 10 year anniversary of its FTS Plate mounter (which is displayed at Labelexpo Mexico) has launched a new narrow web demounter and tape application station.
Designed in collaboration with a major converter in North America to improve overall process efficiency to their job changeovers, this narrow web stand-alone unit mechanically removes plates and applies adhesive tape onto the print sleeve or cylinder. This increases the capacity of the plate mounter for plate mounting thus eliminating a potential bottleneck, enhancing pre-press efficiency.
The demounter also eliminates plate damage which can be caused by manual demounting, saving significant plate replacement costs, press down time, waste and removes operator strain and long-term repetitive strain injuries.
The tape applicator ensures bubble-free application of tape with constant pressure eliminating the need for hand rolling. Combined with the optional rotary knife, it provides a simple, safe, accurate and repeatable system which reduces the risk of damage to operators but also print sleeves and cylinders.