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Old August 7th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Don't be fooled. There is only one RPM machine. The Revolution has complete digital controls that no other machine possess. The ability to teach the stroke is only available with RPM machines.

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Old August 9th, 2012, 12:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hands down the most user friendly machines on the market!!!!!
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Old August 27th, 2012, 09:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old September 13th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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so really,the only difference between this and the mustang is the servo lift/lower, painted blue, different name, and sold through different company? These are really nice machines!
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Old September 13th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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so really,the only difference between this and the mustang is the servo lift/lower, painted blue, different name, and sold through different company? These are really nice machines!
The main difference is the lift and how the squeegee/flood flags are set. RPM is 100% digital. Stroke is only a number in a program and not a physical front/rear sensor flag that slides on a rail. The main benefit of being digital stroke distance is accuracy of the stroke, ability to ramp up/down power as it approaches its digital flag whereas the mustang and every other print carriage assembly with sliding stops for front and rear stroke do not know when they are approaching the stop flag until it triggers it.

The last benefit and where these programmable virtual stop flags would really shine, is repeatability/job saving for later recall. This would require the machine to store the job settings for recall at a later date. Load screens with a triloc, ink screens, open a setup file for the job on the machine and run your test prints.

From my understanding though, M&R currently holds the patent for a "screen printing apparatus with the ability to store data", so the RPM revolution can't actually store the settings to a file to recall at a later date until that patent expires or M&R licenses that feature to them. I think M&R actually owns the digital stroke rights as well and licensed them to RPM? Not an attack on M&R and I could be wrong on these accounts as I've accrued them over time searching patents and talking with people.

So, there is more to it than just servo lift!
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Old September 14th, 2012, 10:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Muster, thanks for the information! I wonder if RPM is considering the servo lift/lower, or if that is an change that would end up changing more than just the lifter itself and cause more headache, just curious. Since I've met Alan, I've watched his vids and chatted with him several times at how the functionality of his machine has huge benefits for a smaller operation with limited staff. His use of the RPM has shown it's a rock solid machine. I'm sure if it had flaws he would have put them out there. I wonder why so many companies have gone to full control at all heads and M&R hasn't yet. It is a pain to have to constantly run around a machine and stop what you are doing if you are only 1 or 2 people operating a press, where as with head controls, things can keep going and if you have to go to say, head 6 and you see an issue, you don't have to run back to the main panel or relay verbally to someone. Set up too, the full control at the heads looks nice. Not trying to start another mine is better than theirs battle, just as someone operating a press daily, these functions would help my stress level drop throughout the day on multiple set ups.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 10:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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In M&R's defense, while they don't have FULL control at each head, I think they do have functionality that accomplishes the same features as some other manufacturers. It is my understanding that you have to put the machine into a different mode from the main control panel before these functions are enabled at each head because the functions utilize the existing buttons that would otherwise operate (in normal printing mode) as labeled? Never run an M&R though, so someone else can chime in lol!
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You are correct, and it depends on which model, right now we run a 9 color Diamond back, so it does have a nice touch screen main controller, but very limited beyond that, not complaining, it's what we chose at the time due to budget. Models above, sportsman Ex and up, maybe the new servo index Diamond backs, not sure on them have the table up down button at each head and the index release. The C3 has a knob at each head to index since it's a belt driven indexer, that makes that nice to be able to actually index either direction or half index from each head. I'm not sure, maybe it's a plc vs computer OS, a little out of my knowledge, but I'm assuming they stay PLC because of it's reliability and very proven in the field. I know the newer Sportsman models now have a touch screen vs the toggles at control panel, nice upgrade there for sure. Now add some lifting heads like MHM, and put that all together and have a nice package. I guess you when making your choice you have to boil it down and pick what best fits your business.
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I don't understand how M&R can hold the patent on the ability to store jobs. I mean, these things are computers, that's what computers can do.

Maybe I don't understand it correctly. It just seems like saying "commodore owns the patent on writing to the floppy drive so no other computer can have a floppy drive". Again, maybe I don't understand it.

Rich can you clear this up?
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I don't understand how M&R can hold the patent on the ability to store jobs. I mean, these things are computers, that's what computers can do.

Maybe I don't understand it correctly. It just seems like saying "commodore owns the patent on writing to the floppy drive so no other computer can have a floppy drive". Again, maybe I don't understand it.

Rich can you clear this up?
M&R acquired Elexon's assets at auction when the went under.

http://www.google.com/patents/US5592...j-F47o8QTxuIFw
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