Reduction of external influences in multi-layer engraving

The wider the face of the cylinder, the more likely it is that problems will occur during engraving, particularly when using high laser light intensities. Schepers has now developed a new technology – Multiscan – which considerably reduces external influences, such as high temperatures, during multi-layer engraving. When using Multiscan, cylinders are completed in one step. This means that a uniform engraving image can be achieved from start to finish, even when working with large cylinder widths. The technology is based on the fact that the spot can be placed in a defined position axially on the cylinder within an area. When using a continuous spiral feed, up to eight layers can currently be removed in one step. In future, Schepers plans to extend this technology to 16 spots, meaning 16 layers can be engraved in one step.