Sibress – Mobile measuring device for flexo plate production
GERMANY • A new measuring device for the quality control of flexo plates was launched by Sibress. FlexoControl 3D Plus is a mobile plate measuring device for the analysis of production parameters during flexo plate production. It measures screen rulings on flexo plates in a fineness between 30 and 85/cm (80-216 lpi).
According to Sibress, the system is provided with a optical system with increased enlargement, which better and more precisely captures the side and flank view of the screen dots. The tool was also further developed to measure relief depths, flank angles as well as the base (ground area) of the printing dots.
According to the German manufacturer, the FlexoControl 3D Plus is the only flexo measuring device that simultaneously captures the surface as well as the lower dot areas and their base from the side. Two cameras record the surface and flanks of the dots, whereby the side camera can detect the entire visible area thanks to a newly developed method. The new aperture control of the side camera additionally permits the adjustment to the lighting or the requirements of different plate materials and dots. Both functions together make it possible to show every point in the image in sharp resolution to display even the finest details.
In order to read a detailed description of this mobile plate measuring device, please vist the website of Flexo & Gravure Global, our sister magazine for package printing and more.