Plate clamp repair

Discussion in 'KBA Printing Presses' started by john blakeslee, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. john blakeslee

    john blakeslee New Member

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    Just out of curiosity, what is everyone doing to fix plates slipping out of the plate clamps?
     
  2. turbotom1052

    turbotom1052 Senior Member

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    Do the plates your using measure .012". If not then there is your problem. Clamps could also need either cleaning, adjustment, or both. Not sure of procedure on KBA but im sure there are provisions for adjustment. If wash-ups or plate cleaning and gumming are sloppy you could also have buildup inside the clamps that are clogging up the knurl and causing the clamps to be ineffective at getting a good bite of the plate.
     
  3. alibryan

    alibryan Senior Member

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    I don’t know how anyone can effectively answer a question about plate clamps, without first knowing what it is that you’re talking about. What exactly is the problem? What press is it, what plates, is there any plate hanging automation etc.?
     
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