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rotec® adapters are high performing products to reduce the wall thickness in order to improve weight and handling of plate mounting sleeves. They are tailor-made according to the customer specifications. Choose a rotec® adapter for bridging diameter differences between air cylinder and sleeve.

Available models

Technical specifications
Field of application
Mid-web / Wide-web / Pre-Print
Wall thickness (Bridge)
4.7 mm - 11 mm
Wall thickness (Unifit)
7.9 mm - 80 mm
Wall thickness (Airo)
15.9 mm - 125 mm
Outer diameter tolerance
+/- 0.02 mm
Total indicated run-out (TIR) tolerance
+/- 0.02 mm (measured on carrier cylinder at TIR ≤ 0.005 mm)
Length tolerance
According to DIN ISO 2768 T1c

The perfect fit for every cylinder configuration

Product overview

  • Available as Eco Bridge version, which uses patented air distribution system for significantly easier sleeve mounting.

Benefits

  • Standard adapter for the flexographic industry
  • High durability and stability
  • Several air supply alternatives available to meet press-specific requirements
  • Available as Bridge, Unifit or Airo versions for customised air transfer system
Technical specifications
Field of application
Mid-web / Wide-web / Pre-Print
Wall thickness (Unifit)
22.2 mm - 125 mm
Wall thickness (Airo)
15.9 mm - 125 mm
Outer diameter tolerance
+/- 0.02 mm
Total indicated run-out (TIR) tolerance
+/- 0.02 mm (measured on carrier cylinder at TIR ≤ 0.005 mm)
Length tolerance
According to DIN ISO 2768 T1c

High modulus carbon fibre adapter for maximum print performace

Product overview

  • Available as Eco Bridge version, which uses patented air distribution system for significantly easier sleeve mounting.

Benefits

  • For high printing press speeds and outstanding printing results
  • Vibration dampening characteristics due to high-modulus carbon fibre structure
  • Significantly lighter than conventionally manufactured products – especially with larger wall thicknesses
  • Available as Unifit or Airo versions for customised air transfer system
Technical specifications
Field of application
Mid-web / Wide-web / Pre-Print
Wall thickness (Unifit)
22.2 mm - 125 mm
Wall thickness (Airo)
15.9 mm - 125 mm
Outer diameter tolerance
+/- 0.02 mm
Total indicated run-out (TIR) tolerance
+/- 0.02 mm (measured on carrier cylinder at TIR ≤ 0.005 mm)
Length tolerance
According to DIN ISO 2768 T1c

High modulus carbon fibre adapter for maximum print performace

Product overview

  • Available as Eco Bridge version, which uses patented air distribution system for significantly easier sleeve mounting.

Benefits

  • For high printing press speeds and outstanding printing results
  • Vibration dampening characteristics due to high-modulus carbon fibre structure
  • Significantly lighter than conventionally manufactured products – especially with larger wall thicknesses
  • Available as Unifit or Airo versions for customised air transfer system
Technical specifications
Field of application
Mid-web / Wide-web / Pre-Print
Wall thickness (Bridge)
NA
Wall thickness (Unifit)
30 mm - 80 mm
Wall thickness (Airo)
30 mm - 125 mm
Outer diameter tolerance
+/- 0.02 mm
Total indicated run-out (TIR) tolerance
+/- 0.02 mm (measured on carrier cylinder at TIR ≤ 0.005 mm)
Length tolerance
According to DIN ISO 2768 T1c

The ultra-lightweight option for adapters

Product overview

  • Available as Eco Bridge version, which uses patented air distribution system for significantly easier sleeve mounting.

Benefits

  • Up to 65% weight reduction compared to similar adapters
  • Available as Unifit or Airo versions for customised air transfer system
  • Application in press or plate-mounting equipment
Technical specifications
Field of application
Mid-web / Wide-web / Pre-Print
Wall thickness (Bridge)
4.7 mm - 11 mm
Wall thickness (Unifit)
11 mm - 80 mm
Wall thickness (Airo)
17.5 mm - 125 mm
Outer diameter tolerance
+/- 0.02 mm
Total indicated run-out (TIR) tolerance
+/- 0.02 mm (measured on carrier cylinder at TIR ≤ 0.005 mm)
Length tolerance
According to DIN ISO 2768 T1c

Compressible adapters to mount In-The-Round sleeves

Benefits

  • Exclusive compressible anti-slip surface
  • Consistent printing performance, especially for long print runs, due to bounce-back properties of the compressible surface
  • Available as Bridge, Unifit or Airo versions for customised air transfer system

Key features

  • These products are ideal for high-speed applications, because the construction and materials of these adapters provide bounce reduction properties.
  • These products provide superior dimensional stability, because the adapter construction includes an additional glassfiber barrier layer to prevent any growth.
  • Available with rotec® Ω Technology that provides complete conductivity from the base sleeve through to the surface.

Air sourceHow the air flows into the adapter

Bridge:

For wall thicknesses below 10 mm. Conducts air from the air cylinder to the surface via air holes.

Unifit:

Customised air transfer system for most types of air cylinders. In the Eco Bridge version, the air holes are replaced by a breathable metal ring on the operator side.

Airo:

Dedicated external air connection system. In the Eco Bridge version, the air holes are replaced by a breathable metal ring on the operator side.

Air distributionHow the air flows out of the adapter, in order to mount the sleeve

Standard air holes:

4-8 air holes on operator side, additional holes along the length of the adapter

Eco bridge – breathable metal ring:

Breathable metal ring along the entire circumference of the adapter on the operator side. Eco Bridge can be used with an Airo or Unifit Air Source and no additional air holes are typically needed along the length of the adapter.

  • Up to 90% less compressed air needed for easy sleeve mounting
  • 99% reduction in noise
  • Increased efficiency for cost savings and improved productivity
XSYS – rotec

XSYS – rotec is the specialist for the global flexographic printing industry. With plates, sleeves, adapters, know-how and our worldwide service network we support our customers in the printing and the packaging industry. All our commitment and developments have one goal: brilliant results. And that in more than one way. First we stand for brilliant products that provide our customers with high-quality printing results. At the same time, we ensure the efficient use of resources and thus successful business.

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