FRANCE • Together with its partner Esko, Vianord personalised a purpose-made Smart-Bridge that intelligently connects the fully automated platemaking EVO 5 system to Esko’s linear CDI Crystal 5080 XPS, where the plate is initially imaged and then is simultaneously exposed through the base and at the back. This configuration is named Evo 5 Fusion E.
The Smart-Bridge is a compact dedicated robotic system that can be tailored to fit any stand-alone Imager or combined Imager coupled with a proprietary LED exposure. The new concept complements the automated EVO lines, taking even more manual steps out of the process.
Previously, Vianord developed the “Easy to Plate 4” that the company claims is the first fully automated platemaking system. This multidisciplinary automation system combines the elements of straightforward automation into one compact, integrated system thus boosting the flexo plate making process.