CHALLENGER® II & II OS Automatic Screen Printing Press

Click on picture to view larger

CHALLENGER® II & II OS Automatic Screen Printing Press

  Challenger® II and Challenger® II OS are M&R’s most affordable large-format high-performance automatic screen printing presses. Designed for quick setups and high-speed production, they’re loaded with timesaving, output-enhancing features,...

in stock

 

Challenger® II and Challenger® II OS are M&R’s most affordable large-format high-performance automatic screen printing presses. Designed for quick setups and high-speed production, they’re loaded with timesaving, output-enhancing features, making them outstanding performers in any screen printing shop. Challenger II is available in 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18-color models with a 50 x 70 cm (20” x 28”) maximum image area. Challenger II OS is available in 8, 10, and 12-color models with an oversize 70 x 100 cm (28” x 41”) maximum image area, and all Challenger II OS models feature large, heavy-duty pallet support arms and oversize pallet leveling brackets for exceptional rigidity and stability on cut-piece printing. All Challenger II automatic screen printing machines feature servo-driven indexers, electric printheads, and multiple print-stroke capability.

Challenger II and Challenger II OS presses are compatible with most screen registration systems, including M&R’s Tri-Loc® and Double Tri-Loc®. Standard pneumatic screen clamps hold frames tight and allow rapid screen loading. Standard features include independent squeegee & floodbar speed adjustments; adjustable rear screen holders; and independently-set and calibrated squeegee and floodbar angles. Calibrated pressure adjustments offer the ultimate in control. Independent print, reset, and print/flood speed controls on each printhead make setup easy. Challenger II/II OS screen printing presses include user-friendly LCD touchscreen control panels with extensive onboard self-diagnostics, real-time production data, and easy print parameter adjustment. The independent print-start/print-finish setting saves time by automatically activating and stopping printheads at the beginning and end of production runs.

The tool-free pallet locator system, quick release pallet locks, digital squeegee/floodbar speed display, and enhanced front micro-registration adjustments simplify press operation, and central off-contact permits fast adjustment of all stations simultaneously. M&R’s Revolver Print Program™ automatically operates individual printheads in programmed sequence and allows multiple flashing without losing a printing position. M&R’s Transformer Printheads give standard Challenger II 12, 14, 16, and 18-color screen printing machines a 100 cm (41”) print stroke without increasing press diameter. For example, Transformer Printheads enable the standard Challenger II press to print oversize and all-over images up to 94 x 99 cm (37” x 39”) on alternating printheads. Challenger II and Challenger II OS options include M&R’s Optical No-Shirt Detector, which minimizes the misprints and press stoppage that result from improper T-shirt loading. Ruggedly built and loaded with features, Challenger II and Challenger II OS are M&R’s most affordable high-production automatic screen printing presses.

STANDARD FEATURES

CAROUSEL/INDEXER

  • Clockwise or counterclockwise rotation
  • Freewheel capability
CENTRAL OFF-CONTACT
  • Permits fast, incremental single-lever adjustment of all stations simultaneously
CERTIFICATION
  • CE Certified: Built to specifications established by the European Committee for Standardization® (CE)
  • UL Listed: Built to specifications established by Underwriters Laboratories® (UL)
CONTROL CENTER
  • Countdown program indicates when operator-set index count has been reached
  • Independent print-start/print-finish setting automatically activates and stops printheads at the beginning and end of screen printing runs
  • Maintenance Minder™ System alerts operators when scheduled maintenance is due
  • Multiple (1-9) print stroke capability
  • Onboard self-diagnostics
  • Provides control of multi-print functionality
  • Real-time production data
  • Test print setting turns individual printheads on/off during test print cycle
  • User-friendly touchscreen control panel
INDEX SYSTEM
  • Double-Index capability increases maximum image area
  • Servo drives combine higher screen printing press speeds with exceptional smoothness, consistency, and longevity
INK DIP SYSTEM
  • Retrieval system keeps ink in the print area
PALLET SYSTEM
  • Locator system speeds pallet changeover
  • Oversize pallet leveling brackets for exceptional rigidity and stability on cut-piece printing (Challenger II OS models)
  • Precise three-point pallet leveling system
  • Tool-free quick release pallet locks
PALLETS
  • Solid-aluminum, low-profile, rubber-coated screen printing pallets
PRINTHEADS
  • Four-point off-contact adjustment
  • Independent print button on each printhead
  • Independent print/flood speed controls on each printhead simplify screen printing press setup
  • Independent reset button on each printhead allows operator to lower the pallets and freewheel the carousel
  • Multi-print without lowering the indexer
REGISTRATION
  • Compatible with M&R’s Tri-Loc® & Double Tri-Loc® Rapid Registration Systems
  • Enhanced front micro-registration adjustments with visual guides
  • Locking rear micro-registration
REVOLVER PRINT PROGRAM
  • Automatically operates individual printheads in programmed sequence and allows multiple flashing without losing a screen printing position
  • Touchscreen display with simplified programming provides easy setup of the Revolver Sequencing Program
SCREEN CLAMPS & HOLDERS
  • Adjustable rear screen holders accommodate a wide variety of screen sizes
  • Clamping system holds roller frames without special adapters
  • Flip-up front screen holders speed setup
  • Pneumatic clamps hold frames tight and allow rapid screen loading
SQUEEGEE/FLOODBAR
  • Angle and calibrated pressure adjustments are independently set
  • Digital squeegee/floodbar speed display
  • Front or rear print carriage stop position allows operator to leave screens clear or flooded (great for water-based inks)
  • Independent squeegee & floodbar speed adjustments
  • Pneumatic squeegee/floodbar clamps with tool-free angle adjustment
  • Squeegee air regulator with a pressure gauge on each printhead
  • Visual reference marks every 5 degrees simplify squeegee/floodbar angle adjustments
STROKE LENGTH ADJUSTMENT
  • Calibrated front & rear stroke length with tool-free adjustment maximizes screen printing speed
TRANSFORMER PRINTHEADS
  • Enable standard Challenger II automatic screen printing presses to print up to 104 cm (41") long without increasing press diameter, and to print images up to 94 x 99 cm (37” x 39”) on alternating printheads, adequate for oversize and all-over prints
WARRANTY, SERVICE AND SUPPORT
  • 24-hour hotline is staffed 365 days a year
  • Access to M&R’s Training Center
  • M&R OEM parts—including genuine M&R pallets & platens—and screen printing supplies are available online at store.mrprint.com
  • Two-year limited warranty

 

    OPTIONS

    FOOT PEDAL CONTROL

    • Allows indexing of the press using a foot pedal
    • Skip-Shirt foot pedal feature allows operators to avoid screen printing on empty pallets
    OPTICAL NO-SHIRT DETECTOR
    • Automatically prevents the press from screen printing on empty pallets
    • Reduces misprints and minimizes press stoppage because of improperly loaded shirts
    PALLETS
    • M&R aluminum pallets and platens come in a wide range of sizes and styles 

      Model Specification

      Air @ 6,9 bar (100 psi) 510 l/min (18 cfm)
      Diameter 620 cm (20' 4")
      Electrical Requirements 208/230 V, 3 ph, 33 A, 50/60 Hz, 6.6 kW
      400 V, 3 ph, 20 A, 50/60 Hz, 6.6 kW
      Maximum Frame Size 97 x 142 x 5 cm (38” x 56” x 2”)
      Maximum Frame Size (Alternating Printheads) 135 x 127 x 5 cm (53” x 50” x 2”)
      Maximum Image Area 70 x 100 cm (28” x 41”)
      Maximum Image Area (Alternating Printheads) 102 x 91 cm (40” x 36”)
      Shipping Weight 3674 kg (8100 lb)
      Standard Pallet Size 76 x 114 cm (30" x 45")
      Stations/Colors 10/8

      Click here to download Product Brochure

      Maecenas convallis diam quis ex laoreet luctus. Duis ullamcorper iaculis lorem, at tincidunt metus maximus eu. Proin sit amet blandit mi, vel ornare libero. Nullam massa nunc.
      Maecenas convallis diam quis ex laoreet luctus. Duis ullamcorper iaculis lorem, at tincidunt metus maximus eu. Proin sit amet blandit mi, vel ornare libero. Nullam massa nunc.