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Heidelberg Herkules Elite
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Heidelberg Hercules Elite


Manufactured: 1998

Optional: Online System
Optional: RIP-PC

- Indrum Imagesetter
- Resolution: 5048 dpi
- formats: 750 x 558 mm
- cleaned and tested
- punch: Headpunch
- new compressor
- without RIP-PC (optional)

Herkules Elite - awsome exposure unit for all claims

Herkules Elite covers with his advantageous maximum format of 558 x 762 mm the demands of medium format pressure machines as well as – by two pressure-compliant ausgeschossene films – also the big formats of most curves and role pressure machines ideally. élite is interesting of the Herkules also for newspaper printer, because his format is mostly sufficient to expose two sides or a panoramic side.

As a plus offers of the Herkules Elite punch possibilities in the long ones as well as on the short format side. Standard systems of pressure machines of Heidelberg and ONE Roland as well as for the American and English market can be as integrated as customised systems. With it account is taken the demands of the printers for installation of her internal Stanzsysteme fully.

At an exposure speed of 43000 rotations / min. (716 scan lines / sec.) élite lies of the Herkules completely in front in the market. Compared with his predecessor Herkules Per the speed was increased on 25 percent. Only 53 seconds are necessary for four sides A 4 with a resolution of 1270 dpi. Beside the standard resolutions in 1270, in 1693, in 2540 and 3387 dpi the high resolutions are available in 4064 and 5080 dpi. The 120th grid for especially demanding works is moveable with it. Besides, by the resolution-conformist advertisement dimensions of 7.5 µ m to 20 µ m it is for every desired resolution step
optimum size of the laser beam opposed. By the duplication of the resolution in FastScan-or drum extent direction with delta Technology increases
the number of the eligible resolution steps even on eleven.

Heidelberg Hercules Elite

In a second creates the Herkules ELITE the sprint to 716 scan lines. These are 43 000 revolutions per minute,
identical with the same number of revolutions of the deflector.
Thus, the speed is higher than its predecessor Hercules PRO by 25%. This means that every minute is 859 mm or four A4 pages at a resolution of 1270 dpi exposed in only 53 seconds. The fact that such high speeds are only possible because therein lies a huge research effort, of course.
For in spite of the extreme speeds may not occur, which would be felt immediately in strips within the grid areas.

System Description
High precision laser recorder

Light source
Laser diode emissions 670 - 680 nm

Imaging principle
Laser beam deflected by a rotating, air-cushioned prism;
Inner drum principle

Maximum format size
762 x 558mm (30 x 22 inch)

Imaging format Herkules ELITE
750 x 558 mm (29.5 x 21.9 inch) without register option on short format side
735 x 558mm(28.9 x 21.9 inch) with register option on short format side
Scan line length 558 mm (inside drum circumference)
Scan line length with customized newspaper punch ‘8’:
562.5 mm (22.1inch) instead of 558 mm (21.9 inch)

Resolution and recorder speed
resolution. Max Speed
Pixel/cm Dots/inch cm/min inch/min
500 1270 85,9 33,8
666 1693 64,4 25,4
800 2032 50,3 19,8
1000 2540 42,9 16,9
1333 3387 32,2 12,7
1600 4064 25,1 9,9
2000 5080 21,8 8,6

Spot sizes
Matched to the selected resolution of the Herkules ELITE, minimum 7.5 μm

Maximumscreen frequency
with 256 gray levels and 120 lines / cm (305 lpi)

± 5 μm over full format and eight films (color set)
imaged in direct succession and ignoring distortion of photographic material caused by changes in temperature and humidity

Output options
positive, negative, right and wrong way and Duplo, double-Duplo and Quadro

Photographic materials in roll
Film, RC paper, direct print films, 0.1 - 0.18 mm thick;
Sensitivity to light emission at 670 - 680 nm

Material widths
Herkules ELITE with lateral material positioning:
280 – 762 mm with spacing of 30 mm (11– 30 inch)
Herkules ELITE with central material positioning:
430 – 762 mm with spacing of 30 mm (17– 30 inch)

Photographic material specifications
Internal diameter of cardboard core 72 mm with special end caps;
Emulsion outside, special packaging for insertion into the feed cassette during daylight operation

Capacity of supply cassette
max. 60 m with 0.10 mm thick photographic material, dependent on material

Capacity of the receiving box
about 20 m with 0.10 mm thick photographic material, dependent on material

Mains voltage
115 or 230 volts AC

1.0 KW at 115 V, 1.2 kW at 230 V

Ambient temperature
+18 ° C to +28 ° C

45-85%, non-condensing

Dimensions (W x H x D)
1510 x 930 x 780 mm (59.4 x 36.6 x 30.7 inch)

approx 510 kg

SpeedWay ® interface = high-speed interface for bitmap transmission and Communications interface;
= X69 interface for on-line processor

You may also rent this article for a limited time. Please request an offer. This possibility exists only for companies with good credit ratings.

Spare Parts:
As certified matchpart GmbH (Germany) Distributor we provide some spare Parts. Also we can try to find spareparts for you if you have been unsuccsessful to find them. If you have a demand for spare parts use the contact Form.

This item is without packaging:
Not New Sale according to §7 of our AGB, which can be inspected in the Impressum Menu of our website. The item is used.

Delivery Service:
At additional cost our Partner Systembau Dortmund GmbH & Co. KG packs and delivers this item .

As matchpart GmbH (Germany) Partner we offer circuit board, Laserhead and Spinner Motor repair service. If you are interested in this service, we need serial number, YOM, sparepartnumber and type of error.

Service Training:
A Service Technician Training is available on request by matchpart GmbH (Germany).

Trade In/We are looking for machines:
We offer Trade In prices. If you have machines for sale, please offer them to us. You have to cover the transport costs.

Supplies and CRCs:
The machine is sold without suppies and CRCs.

Please ask for supplies.

* Zusicherungen und Markennamen:
We are not authorized reseller of this brand we use the names only for description

Your contact person: Tim Brakensiek
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