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PlateMaster™ Printing Cylinder Assembly

The PlateMaster™

Printing Cylinder Assembly

At Bunting® Magnetics Co., our engineers never back down from a challenge. So, when they set out to improve cylinders for the Stolle Rutherford® decorators, they didn’t stop at just making our system faster, easier or more accurate. We also made it just 11½ lbs – 25% lighter than competitive cylinders. After four years of development and field testing, the PlateMaster™ is ready to make your plate changes incredibly fast and accurate.

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Unmatched accuracy
Perfect for today’s high definition print jobs, the patented PlateMaster™ offers a combined shaft and cylinder runout of less than 7/10,000th of an inch. This is the printing system your decorator operators dream of.

One-tool registration
The only tool required to complete fine registration is a small hex head wrench requiring only two adjustments. A precision rack & pinion system connecting the cylinder and the hub controls radial adjustments. Simply rotate the adjustment screw right or left to make the registration pins rotate clockwise and counter-clockwise. The linear (in/out) registration adjustment coupled with the rack & pinion adjustment makes registration simple, fast and extremely easy.

Cut down on downtime
You remove the 11½ lb (5.2 kg) cylinder simply by loosening the hex head screw in the center of the cylinder hub. It takes just seconds. We even include a cylinder mounting tool to assist in handling cylinder changeovers. With lightning fast plate changes, you’ll get more production out of your Rutherford decorators than you ever thought possible.

No hammer required
The double-end expanding mandrel is the heart of The PlateMaster™ assembly. The cylinder won’t jam or swell on the shaft because the fingers of the expanding mandrel contract, allowing free removal of the cylinder even when heat from running the machine causes the cylinder body to expand. No pounding on the cylinder to remove.

Benefits include:
•     Features tight accuracy of 7/10,000th of an inch for high definition printing.
•     Lightweight cylinder with adjustable hub weighs just 11½ lbs – 25% less than others.
•     Quick mount system cuts changes to less than 1 minute.
•     Precision registration with single screw “in” and “out” adjustment.
•     Fully interchangeable components.
•     Spiral magnet design to hold printing plates in place

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