So.La.Ce. has identified the solution to this problem in the SYS TEC's MIDI plate mounting machine for cylinders, equipped with a rotary encoder for the control of the printing repeat.
This machine in addition to perform a perfect plate registration, gives the ability to use the encoder for the control of the printing steps, allowing the customer the ability to check in several points of the repeat that the subject of the plate is perfectly consistent, without anomalous elongation of the engraving and consequent incorrect positioning of the printing elements.
Technically, the encoder allows to zero the beginning of the work at each cylinder changement , and consequently to verify on all the development that the printing steps are correct.
The machine is able to control the whole repeat in "manual" mode (i.e. the operator rotates the cylinder with the pedal, going to check the critical points), or in "automatic" mode, advancing the cylinder position with a preset step inserting a position offset.