How to identify whether Komori is Old Lithrone or New Lithrone ?

Discussion in '4-Color Offset Presses +' started by cooladi006, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. cooladi006

    cooladi006 Member

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    It has been claimed by the machine owner who wants to sell his machine that it's a new lithrone. But I have few doubts. How do I differentiate to find out whether the machine is old lithrone or new lithrone.
     
  2. Meny

    Meny Senior Member

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    I will make it simple for you :)

    As long as it is a Lithrone , it is old :)
    the new versions are LS GL and so on

    what is the spec of the press ?
    what is the age ?
    what is the S/N ?
    each one of them can set your answer.

    The inportant issue is the spec of the pres and it's condition , not the name or defenission

    Good luck
     
  3. cooladi006

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    I am not able to arrive at the date because it seems that the machine would have been given for service to the company and Komori have attached a serial number plate with serial number as "8544" and date as "14 5 20". Now what does this date mean ?

    This machine also does not have a digital display for "PRESS SPEED".

    The CPC unit has button press and not feather touch type of buttons.

    Can you please help me out in figuring whether it's a New Lithrone or a old model. Since date is uncertain, I am going by the name so that New Lithrone means it's a guarantee that the model is after 1989. I have already booked the machine by paying the token advance trusting someone that it's a New Lithrone.
     

  4. Meny

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    sounds like an old press

    ol can still be good , as new can be bad.
    go and check the press at work - the only way.
    then you can see the damps and be sure