Simultaneous Plate Changing Technology
Plate changing is a key factor in determining makeready time. The SMART RPC Fully Automatic Plate Changer greatly shortens plate changing time and reduces operator workload. Through simple touch panel operation, plate changing is automatically performed on all units simultaneously. This provides powerful support for frequent job changeovers and diverse small-lot printing.
Shorten Makeready Times Thanks To SMART RPC
The SMART RPC simultaneous plate changer further enhances work efficiency by printing in combination with the smart make-ready function which automatically performs blanket cleaning, plate changing, preset inking and test printing. Thanks to these systems, make-ready time before production printing is reduced approx. 30% (approx. 3 minutes) compared with the combination of the FULL-RPC sequential plate changer and SMART make-ready function for the RMGT 9 SERIES.
RYOBI MHI SMART RPC Process Flow
1. Plate cylinders begin in a printing status position.
2. The phase of all plate cylinders is switched to the same position.
3. Used plates are simultaneously ejected then new plates are simultaneously inserted on all printing units.
4. The phase of all plate cylinders is restored to printing status position.