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OUR PRODUCTS

SYSTEC CONVERTING is the converting and flexible packaging division of STI SOCIETA’ TARTUCA INDUSTRIALE SA, based in Chiasso – Switzerland.

With over 20 years of activity in the printing and converting sector, SYSTEC CONVERTING specializes in the development and industrial automation for the flexographic industry, especially focusing on the manufacturing of flexo plate mounting systems.

Thanks to the continuous evolution of their products, SYSTEC CONVERTING offers their customers innovative and technologically advanced plate mounting machines that at the same time are also easy and immediate.

Plate Mounter

Plate Mounter

Over 20 years of activity represent an important experience in the life of SYSTEC CONVERTING, dealing in the manufacturing of plate mounters suitable for the flexible packaging, labels and corrugated cardboard industry, with over 1000 installations worldwide.

SYSTEC CONVERTING knows that plate mounting is a crucial step in the flexographic printing process and the quality of the print register is directly related to the quality of plate mounting. Hence they continuosly improve their technology with constant R&D.

Here is the list of different plate mounter models SYSTEC CONVERTING manufacures according to the different demands and needs from their customers:

  • STAR3
  • STAR5
  • STAR9
  • STARX
  • CORRUGATED FLEXO

A SIMPLE MOUNTER WITH A HIGH-END TECHNOLOGY INSIDE

Have you ever seen such a complete mounter defined as “a basic” one?
The STAR3 is designed for the customers who need to mount single plate jobs on the sleeve.

The motors on the cameras and mandrel allow a very fast and flexible operativity, along with the HD cameras, which give the ability to mount even the smallest microdots.

The MOUNTING ASSISTANT software brings this machine into the Artificial Intelligence technology.

The operator traces the area around the register mark, and the software “locks” and “tracks” the mark, verifying the alignment between the left and right sides. A digital technology, smart, precise to the micron, as standard on SYSTEC plate mounters.

CONFIGURATION:

  • Motorized cameras and mandrel
  • HD digital cameras
  • MOUNTING ASSISTANT for pattern recognition
  • Cantilever opening of the air mandrel, for an easy sleeves change-over
  • Motorized mandrel rotation, with pedal command
  • Single mounting table, in back position.

The STAR5 is just like the STAR3 but with encoders on the air mandrel and cameras to enable the mounting of multiple/staggered plates on the same sleeve and save the mounted jobs for the next time .

CONFIGURATION:

  • Motorized cameras and mandrel
  • HD digital cameras
  • MOUNTING ASSISTANT for pattern recognition
  • Cantilever opening of the air mandrel, for an easy sleeves change-over
  • Motorized mandrel rotation, with pedal command
  • Single mounting table, in back position
  • Electronic control of the axis with absolute encoders
  • Ability to save and load jobs.

THE SEMI-AUTOMATIC MOUNTER WITH THE i-TABLE SMART MOUNTING SYSTEM

i-Table is the new automatic mounting system available for SYSTEC plate mounting machines.

It arose by SYSTEC’s R&D and permits the automatic positioning of the plates in the right mounting position.

iTable is an intelligent robotized table that can move and position the plates with centesimal precision.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The operator simply places the plate on the table, then the machine provides the following steps:

  1. Automatic recognition of the marks on the plate and comparing with the Virtual Image
  2. Automatic adjustment of the plate to the target position
  3. Automatic fixing of the plates on the sticky-back with the pressing roll.

ADVANTAGES:

  • It works with any kind of cross-marks or pattern on plates
  • High mounting precision
  • Reduction in the time needed to mount plates
  • Elimination of human error while mounting plates
  • Jobs repeatability.

CONFIGURATION:

  • Cantilever opening of the air mandrel, for an easy sleeves change-over
  • 2 HD USB 3.0 digital cameras, with faster live frame rate 
  • Touch-screen monitor
  • Motorized cameras with stepper motors and TOUCHLESS SLIDING system (patent pending)
  • Encoder for controlling the position of the cameras
  • Motorized mandrel rotation with top-quality gearbox that is perfect for STAGGERED MOUNTING
  • Absolute rotative encoder for controlling the angle of the mandrel
  • Pressure roller with “notched engraved surface”
  • Double mounting table
  • Sensor for automatic positioning of the mandrel in the height according to the sleeve repeat
  • The new PHOTOSPLIT SOFTWARE for Windows 10, with the amazing function “MOUNTING ASSISTANT”
  • i-TABLE automatic mounting system
  • Automatic sticking cycle of the plate.

We are glad to introduce the first real 4.0 plate mounter, based on SYSTEC’s “Virtual Image” technology and experience.

The operative workflow of the STARX plate mounter is so easy and precise, that the operation only requires the user to load the stack of plates on the loader… and that’s it!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The operator places the stack of plates on the loading deck, inserts the sleeves on the mandrel, and that’s all!

The machine automatically provides the following steps:

  • Automatic loading of the plate from the deck
  • Automatic discharge of the separating sheets
  • Automatic positioning of the plate on the sleeve
  • Automatic research/recognition of the marks on the plate
  • Automatic adjustment of the plate to the target position
  • Automatic fixing of the plates on the sticky-back with the pressing roll.

ADVANTAGES:

  • It works with any kind of cross-marks, targets or patterns on new and old plates
  • High mounting precision +/- 0.005 mm (0.00019”)
  • Reduction of the time needed to mount the plates
  • Elimination of the human error while mounting the plates
  • NO conveyor belt for loading the plates, so the operator is not busy in loading them into the machine
  • Jobs repeatability
  • The most 4.0 advanced technology available on the market.

CONFIGURATION:

  • Cantilever opening of the air mandrel, for an easy sleeves change-over
  • 2 HD USB 3.0 digital cameras, with faster live frame rate 
  • Touch-screen monitor
  • Motorized cameras with stepper motors and TOUCHLESS SLIDING system (patent pending)
  • Encoder for controlling the position of the cameras
  • Motorized mandrel rotation with top-quality gearbox that is perfect for STAGGERED MOUNTING
  • Absolute rotative encoder for controlling the angle of the mandrel
  • Pressure roller with “notched engraved surface”
  • Double mounting table
  • Sensor for automatic positioning of the mandrel in the height according to the sleeve repeat
  • The new PHOTOSPLIT SOFTWARE for Windows 10, with the amazing function “MOUNTING ASSISTANT”
  • i-TABLE automatic mounting system
  • Automatic sticking cycle of the plate
  • Automatic loading of the plate on a loading deck by means of a gantry Pick & Place ROBOT for automatic loading 
  • FULL-AUTOMATIC CYCLE: automatic loading of the plate, automatic search of the marks, automatic alignment and automatic sticking on the sleeve.

CORRUGATED is an innovative machine developed for plate mounting in the cardboard industry. It is a fully electronic system, equipped with 2 drums dedicated to the mounting and proofing.

The function of the 2 drums are:

  1. The proofing drum is designed for dry proof on paper, and it can be equipped with the plotter pen for drawing the boxes die-cuts
  2. The main drum is designed to mount the mylar/polyester sheets for the plate, supporting the Matthews/Bobst clamping systems (T or J clamps) or slots.

The machine is equipped with 3 touch screen monitors: the 2 big sliding monitors are in front of the operator, on the upper side of the machine. The last monitor is installed on a sliding console on the side.

 STAR 3STAR 5STAR 7STAR 9STAR X
HD digital cameras (2)XX   
USB 3.0 digital cameras OXXX
Motorized cameras with linear rack and touchless systemXXXXX
Encoders on cameras (digital ruler) XXXX
Motorized mandrel rotation, with pedal commandXXXXX
Encoder on mandrel rotation XXXX
Sensor for automatic height positioning of the mandrel, according to the printing repeat OXXX
Pressure roller with “notched engraved surface”OOXXX
Mounting table in back positionXXXXX
Double mounting table (front table)OOXXX
Automatic plate sticking system  XXX
i-TABLE, automatic mounting system   XX
PICK&PLACE GANTRY ROBOT for automatic plate loading (full automatic operativity)    X
Software “MOUNTING ASSISTANT”XXXXX
Swiss technology, made with love

X = standard / O = additional option