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Autoloaders for Screen PlateRite News 2000 Work Hard so Operators can Perform Essential Tasks

Press release from the issuing company

April 19, 2007 -- ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — For many newspaper companies, automation is the key to realizing the full productive potential of their investment in CTP. When maximum speed is required for maximum productivity, the fully automated PlateRite News 2000 transports plates from loading to imaging to online processing without operator intervention. The platesetter can be paired with the optional single-cassette autoloader (SA-L News 2000) or multiple-cassette autoloader (MA-L News 2000). Once the plate cartridges are loaded into the autoloader, operators are free to focus on other tasks. The SA-L News 2000 has a cassette that can hold up to 100 doublewide plates or 200 broadsheet plates, while also offering the option of loading a single plate manually at any time. The MA-L News 2000 option is designed for longer automated operation. The MA-L News 2000 includes up to three cassettes. Each cassette can hold up to 200 plates. That means more plates can be imaged with less manual intervention and fewer material-handling errors. Right before each plate is loaded for imaging, the autoloader automatically removes the protective interleaf sheet and sends the sheet to an external bin. It can load plates without slip-sheets as well. Thanks to the autoloader's vacuum-grip handling system, no contact is made with the sensitive emulsion side of the plate during loading. The operator can pause the autoloader and manually load different sized plates into the autoloader or the PlateRite News 2000 whenever required. Automatic loading can then be resumed with a simple push of a button. The built-in processor bridge conveys imaged plates to an online plate processor, further enhancing speeding and efficiency. To see Screen's complete CTP solution for newspaper prepress production, visit Booth #1859 at NEXPO 2007.