MemberJanuary 10, 2020 at 8:04 am
User feedback prompted Mounters Mate to expand its range of laminators and application tables with uprated models.
The new Workstation Pro-series builds on the company’s original highly affordable flagship application table and reconfigures it with improved operator ergonomics. The crossbeam gantry has been moved from its original position above the roller carriage down to the bottom, below the bed. “This keeps the stiffness and accuracy of the straight roller travel while making it easier for operators to reach over to the media rollers without bumping into a cross-beam,” says Craig Morel, Sales manager at Mounters Mate. There are now storage trays for tools and accessories on both sides of the carriage.
All the other benefits that made the original Workstation popular with customers have been carried over, based on solid construction with precision machined rails and linear bearings. The 10mm flat toughened glass bed has LED illumination beneath and is supplied with a cutting mat to let the Workstation Pro double as a workbench. The carriage includes a heated silicon roller and a feeder for application tape. A compressor powers the pneumatic roller lift.
Workstation Pro is available in three-bed sizes from 1,350 x 2,850mm to 1,750×4,050mm, with prices starting at £10,395. All machines carry a two year’s warranty. See the Mounters Mate website for a full downloadable price and specification list.
The two newly launched laminators are the 1600hs Pro-series, which builds on the popular 1600hs that has found 180+ UK buyers in five years; and the new entry-level Graphic P1620.
The new range-topping model, the 1600hs Pro-series has a redesigned casing plus new features intended to ensure greater throughput with consistent results. The motor is upgraded to 250W which allows speeds up to 12m per minute. One-touch pneumatic lifting and lowering of the top roller ensures that the pressure is the same across the width, every time. “Other laminators use hand screws system to apply the downward pressure, so different operators may get inconsistent results.”
Thermostatic control for the heated top roller is unusual in its class, says Mr Morel. “You set the temperature, it warms up to your chosen temp and stays there. Competing laminators tend to be either on or off.”
A tension input system creates a perfectly flat feed without trial and error, while the integrated take-up reel is standard for those long runs.
The second new laminator is the entry-level Graphic P1620. At just £2,995, even occasional users can justify buying this one. Yet it is built to the same standards Mounter’s Mate customers are used to, for instance sharing the same quick-release media shaft feature as the 1600hs. It’s the perfect machine for the smaller sign shop or a user upgrading from a narrower laminator. “It can take short runs and 50m rolls with ease, thanks to the ultra-durable media feed shaft, and material take-up shaft, at the rear,” explains Mr Morel.
To keep costs down, The Graphic P1620 is supplied in a crate together with instructions for the buyer to assemble it onto its stand – a process taking two people about 60 minutes. For an additional cost, Mounters Mate will send a technician to assemble it and provide operator training.
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MemberJanuary 13, 2020 at 7:51 am
Year 2020. I’ve learned something from this video. I’ve always struggled to start the lamination. Its always a fight.
MemberJanuary 13, 2020 at 9:28 amquote Pane Talev:
The board to start the media feed?
MemberJanuary 13, 2020 at 11:04 am
Yes. I’ve been using the board wrong.
MemberJanuary 13, 2020 at 1:13 pm
I agree on the board, never used it in that way, learned something!
I only ever use the board on a wrap film lam though, nothing else causes me any bother though, more reliable than the board technique, is the "blow" technique!
MemberJanuary 13, 2020 at 6:24 pmquote Hugh Potter:
You have a blow technique, Hugh? :awkward:
MemberJanuary 13, 2020 at 6:25 pmquote Pane Talev:
Yes, Omar showed us how to use it like this when he installed our machine. very easy and quick! :thumbsup:
MemberJanuary 13, 2020 at 10:34 pmquote Robert Lambie:
Oh yes indeed, I have to say, it came about after a very frustrating and expensive couple of days wasting lots of 3m180 wrap in the laminator, Matt Hards suggested I blow it…. This gets worse doesn’t it? I’ll do a video next time I use it… oh dear… worse still! :blushing:
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