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Automating a Spectrum

The Spectrum Compact, Packaging and Decorative engravers are designed for automation and are configurable for semi-automation or full automation according to your current and future needs.

All Spectrums include motorized enclosure doors and symmetrical headstock and tailstock.

Semi-Automated Spectrums

Semi-Automated Spectrum add the following features:

cylinder supports

Fully Automated Spectrums

For customers with automatic engraving lines, OHIO provides the option of adding a fully automatic Spectrum engraver, with:

Options for Auto-Clamping / Auto Chucking

Inner/outer cones to squeeze cylinder shafts

Auto 3-Jaw chuck to clamp on bearing race

Auto 3-Jaw chuck with hollow spindle bore for extra long shafts (see below)

Shafted Cylinder Options for Automation

Inner Outer Cone

This is the simplest and lowest cost approach. Although commonly used, it has the disadvantage of clamping on the “uncontrolled” shaft end. Although the cell sizes may be consistent on the cylinder, excessive runout could lead to mis-registration in press

Hollow Spindle Option

The Hollow Spindle with Chuck allows for clamping on the “controlled” bearing surface for highest accuracy. Note that a hollow spindle may not be required to reach the bearing surface. Review of your cylinder drawings is required to assess needs

Auto-Chucking Option

The Auto-chucking mechanism combined with the Hollow Spindle is the most accurate and accommodating approach.



OHIO Gravure Technologies in Dayton, Ohio USA designs and manufactures advanced equipment for the global gravure printing market. The Engineering, Software Development, and Manufacturing groups work to provide innovative solutions to improve quality and productivity, such as the award-winning Hybrid Engraving System. Our engineering specialty since 1980 is our sub-micron accurate cutting system (Vision engrave head). We provide installation and support for our electromechanical engravers and the prepress layout software Collage for gravure printing.



Ohio Gravure Technologies Inc
1241 Byers Road
Miamisburg Ohio USA 45342
phone +1 937.428.1700
fax +1 937.439.1592

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