Burgess Printing Plate Bending Systems for inline and Offline use
The Continuity of Register From CTP Device to Plate On Press Cylinder...
The Heart of Plate-On-Press Performance
Burgess printing plate benders are designed to perform to exacting tolerances not able to be seen by the naked eye. Hardened steel, precision machining, state-of-the-art electronics and pneumatic components provide years of 24/7 predictable, reliable, repeatable production performance for multiple press applications.
Fully Customizable, Automatic and Upgradable - Every bender system that Burgess produces is built to match your very specific requirements. Whether you need off-line, semi-automatic or fully automatic operation we build precisely what you need. A single SuperBender (shown above) allows you to bend for many different presses/configurations. The diagram to the right showcases some of the fundamental advantages in construction, precision and automation technology that a Burgess Bender offers.
Burgess Benders Feature:
ACB Auto Plate Feed
As plate volume or size increases, the more susceptible plates are to damage and mis-register caused by poor handling, manual positioning and alignment. Burgess’ auto plate feed system automatically feeds the plate into the punch/bender, registers it then returns the plate back to the operator or passes it through to the next module in an in-line system. For very high volume situations the dual auto feed will handle up to 250 plates per hour per punch/bender.
Burgess’ Internal In-Line Press Notching Systems can eliminate up to 5 off-line steps in the plate-making process. For customers with CTP plate-making systems our automatic in-line press notching eliminates the need to post punch the CTP plates. After the plate is registered by one of the automatic register systems in the punch/bender, the in-line press punches move into position and notch the plate. The punch heads are mounted on high precision dual bi-directional linear slide systems which allow us to notch for different press configurations with the same cutting assembly and it simplifies the process of accommodating future Web Width Reductions at a nominal cost compared to our competitors. more...
Burgess offers Multiple Register Systems including Tri-Point Robotic Pin, “B-Opts” Optical/Tri-Point Robotic Dual Register, and/or Holes Over Pins for CTP and conventional plate making applications. The functions of the automated punch/bender and the register systems utilize precise robotics to position the plate into register, eliminating operator involvement. Highly advanced optical, electronic, and magnetic sensors are utilized throughout the system to ensure in-line and off-line precision plate loading and plate bending performance. The sensors allow the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) to communicate with the plate management system modules and manage the plate punching, bending and transport processes. more on register...
Programmable Moving Anvil for Optimal Control of Lead and Tail Edge Bends
Burgess’ Programmable Anvil System provides flexibility and control producing bend angles and lengths for precise plate-to-cylinder fit tolerances. Our patented “Split Bearing” cam/anvil bending assemblies form each bend independently of each other assuring precise plate on press cylinder register. Our non-contact bending principle assures maximum plate strength and guarantees bend precision.
IMPORTANT: Some benders use a fixed anvil with the required bend shape machine ground into the anvil. The shortfall of this design is tri-fold...
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
The PLC is the operating brain of the system and is used for controlling all areas of automation, including the “Communication Linking” for in-line systems, Self Diagnostics with LED readouts for easy and accurate trouble shooting and Ethernet Connectivity (optional) for world-wide remote factory assistance.
Competitive automated systems often use “pushers” to position the plate into register position leading to inconsistencies due to variances in plate size from batch to batch. Burgess precision robotic grippers pull the plate into position guaranteeing precise register every time. The Burgess register systems can completely eliminate dependency of an operator for accurate positioning of the plate to ensure high levels of repeatable performance.
With our "On Command" programmable bending-technology you can punch/bend for many different presses on the same equipment. Optional features include can be incorporated with the Burgess' plate handling and management system for high volume applications.
Burgess offers infinite bend possibilities for precise plate on cylinder fit and register.
» The Burgess SuperBender™ (inline punch bender for web press or sheet fed press)
» The Burgess Ajustable Cutoff Bender (ACB) (Inline-Offline CTP plate bender)
» The Burgess Auto News Print Bender (ANP) (punch bender for web presses)
» The Burgess Semi-Auto News Print Bender (SANP) (punch bender for web presses)
» The Burgess Single End Bender (punch bender for single width presses)
» The Burgess Sheet Fed Bender (auto bender for sheet fed presses)
» Printing Plate Punches (plate punch for every need - inline or offline)
» Printing Plate Shears (plate shears extend plate value - inline or offline)
> The Patented Cam and Anvil Bender Assembly (reliable, strong and precise bending)
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Whether you utilize sheet fed or web press, whether you are a newsprint or commercial facility we are ready to help you, contact us. Learn more about our strides in the development in print manufacturing and automation or more specifically, news print or commercial printing.
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