The HarperScientific division of global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America announces its first rack to store plate cylinders for Mark Andy’s P-Series presses. Because of the unique plate cylinders of the P-Series presses, HarperScientific designed its Cylinder Wrack to provide a storage solution that is equally distinct.
The plate cylinder design of the Mark Andy P-Series presses integrates the shaft and bearings into the cylinder assembly. The P-Series cylinders have bearer discs on each end of the shaft. For this reason, they do not fit into any traditional storage solutions. HarperScientific's Cylinder Wrack utilizes the space between the bearer and cylinder and opposite bearer and gear to support these cylinders horizontally.
The Cylinder Wrack comprises of 21 storage trays, which are arranged in three columns of seven trays. Each tray is padded at the ends and has a cam action to lower the front when desired, to ensure easy unloading. When fully loaded, the Cylinder Wrack can hold between 126 and 168 cylinders, depending upon their repeat. To improve the effectiveness of this storage solution, HarperScientific's product development experts put the Cylinder Wrack on heavy duty casters, allowing customers to easily move the system to enhance workflow.
Paul Teachout, Harper’s Technical/OEM Account Manager, believes the Cylinder Wrack provides the convenience, quality, and efficiency that Harper Corporation's customers have come to expect. "The Cylinder Wrack is easy to load and unload," says Teachout. "It also allows the printer the flexibility to group the like repeats and jobs."