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FlexoCAM

What is FlexoCAM?

The ultimate tool for optimum quality control and analysis of your complete flexoplate and print production.

The advent of computer controlled exposure systems has allowed the fl exo market to advance to levels of print quality unknown a decade ago. With these increases in quality, and the development of new and varied plate materials, and with the higher screen rulings for halftone production, the need for greater quality control is essential. The Troika FlexoCAM enables users to ensure their desired level of accuracy and consistency with the plates is achieved and maintained.

FlexoCAM was developed for the label, carton, newspaper and corrugated markets where surface inspection and depth measurement, particularly of halftone dots, is needed. It is capable of measuring and analysing film, flexo plate film laminations, translucent and opaque Flexo plates/sleeves and printed copy for quality, dot structures and halftone dot readings. With the Zoom function to vary the magnifi cation for different screen rulings and analysis within the unit, the FlexoCAM isgenuinely a unique product.

For further investigations the images taken by the FlexoCAM can be transfered to a remote location (i.e. by Email to your plate supplier). They can be stored in their proprietary .fcp format and contain all measured values needed for a remote evaluation. The remote site only needs the FlexoCAM Remote Analyser software, which is available free of charge.

Automatic and Manual Mode

FlexoCAM can be operated in different modes. If due to certain conditions or plate characteristics the FlexoCAM cannot determine the correct dot sizes or illumination, the user can switch to the manual mode, which allows him to adjust the light and/or defi ne the dots by drawing a red circle around it.For further investigations the images taken by the FlexoCAM can be transfered to a remote location (i.e. by Email to your plate supplier). They can be stored in their proprietary .fcp format and contain all measured values needed for a remote evaluation. The remote site only needs the FlexoCAM Remote Analyser software, which is available free of charge.

Key Benefits of FlexoCam

  • An easy to use tool that will verify your plates or fi lm/mask are properly calibrated ensuring your jobs are faultless on being mounted.
  • Being able to see the printed jobs with the FlexoCAM digital microscope will signifi cantly help with resolving costly and time consuming print issues.
  • The dot profi ling allows you to see the dot shape and (most importantly) to see the fi rst consistent dot on the plate after processing; knowing that the fi rst printing dots are correct will help reduce press set up time, reduce waste, and the chances of reprints.
  • The FlexoCAM is easy positioned onto the material, and physically does not touch the measuring area, therefore the dots are not compressed ensuring very accurate percentage readings and allowing the dot profi ling to be achieved.
  • As FlexoCAM is portable, measurements can be taken in the press room, the plate room or in the anilox storage area; with in the round / sleeves and fl at material making it a very practical all-round tool for all the print departments.
  • All measurement information or images can be printed, or exported for use in 3rd party software (like Excel or database programs) for comparison of historic with current information so that you can ensure quality is being maintained.

Coaxial and Radial Light

The FlexoCAM is equipped with a coaxial light and a three-array radial light source, consisting of 16 LEDs, which can be switched on or off individually or in groups to achieve the optimum illumination of the area to be measured. This is especially useful to measure printed copy and rubber sleeves.

The advent of computer controlled exposure systems has allowed the flexo market to advance to levels of print quality unknown a decade ago. With these increases in quality, and the development of new and varied plate materials, and with the higher screen rulings for halftone production, the need for greater quality control is essential. The Troika FlexoCAM enables users to ensure their desired level of accuracy and consistency with the plates is achieved and maintained.

Dot Profiling Analysis

The FlexoCAM Dot Profi ling Analysis is a method of viewing the profi le of highlight dots between 1% to 15%. It allows you to view and analyse the dots in profi le without cutting the media. The camera takes a series of pictures (each with a different focus depth) down to the ground level of the plate. The software then removes all unsharp parts of each level and combines the levels to a rendered 3D grid model, which can then be analysed and rotated in any direction.

The Dot Profile Analysis graph displays an electronic cut through the plate and also allows direct measurements inside the graph like dot heights and angles.

What can be measured?

FlexoCAM enables you to measure: