Camis has launched its a hands-free automatic flexographic plate mounting solution, the SleeveMaster Auto (SMA), for mid to wide web flexo printers.

The Camis SMA is designed to be as simple and easy to use as the Irisleeve HD. A new HMI touch screen allows new and existing jobs to be either uploaded or preselected. Operators can scan EAN code equipped job sheet and the machine will gather the job information from the clients CRM and upload all the data to the machine program and/or recall previous jobs quickly.

‘Built around our flexo industry 4.0 platform the SMA continues on our quest of achieving maximum process and machine reliability as witnessed by all our clients with over many hundred CAMIS Irisleeve installations all over the world,’ said Davide Pesenti, Camis managing director.

The SMA has several features that allow used and demounted plates to be automatically registered and applied hands free, while its new Double Decker HD camera systems combined with the machine’s software and hardware features, allows the SMA to continuously track and actively eliminate the start-up skew even over the longest print repeats.

Mr Pesenti added, ‘Camis is never really satisfied with what has achieved and from that perspective, we looked into further improvements for the future of flexographic sleeve mounting systems and to secure our customers maximum press run time, without the reliability and calibration issues. We have machines in the field and these initial beta tests show us that we have maintained the Camis reliability.’ The SMA is available in widths from 900mm up to 2000mm wide and with print repeats from 300mm up to 1300mm.