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Levels of Automation

The Spectrum engravers are designed for automation and are available as standard, semi-automated or full automation according to your current and future needs. All Spectrums include motorized enclosure doors and symmetrical headstock and tailstock.

Standard Spectrum — One-Button Engraver

A standard Spectrum includes functions that result in automation of certain operations.

Parameters entered in Collage are downloaded to the engraver, so the machine automatically verifies the cylinder face length, positions the head, engraves test cuts, then automatically moves to job start and begins engraving, including end-of-job test cuts.

Semi-Automated Spectrum

A semi-automated Spectrum is not interfaced to the overhead crane. Instead, certain engraver functions are moved away from the operator and into machine-controlled steps. Choose the options best for your circumstances.

Semi-Automated Spectrum offers the following options:

cylinder supports

Fully Automated Spectrums

For customers with automatic engraving lines, OHIO provides the option of adding a fully automatic Spectrum engraver, with:

Options for Auto-Clamping / Auto Chucking

Shafted Cylinder Options for Automation

Inner Outer Cone

This is the simplest and lowest cost approach. Although commonly used, it has the disadvantage of clamping on the “uncontrolled” shaft end. Although the cell sizes may be consistent on the cylinder, excessive runout could lead to mis-registration in press.

Hollow Spindle Option

The Hollow Spindle with Chuck allows for clamping on the “controlled” bearing surface for highest accuracy. Note that a hollow spindle may not be required to reach the bearing surface. Review of your cylinder drawings is required to assess needs.


Auto-Chucking Option

The Auto-chucking mechanism combined with the Hollow Spindle is the most accurate and accommodating approach.


Contact your sales representative or OHIO directly for more information.



OHIO Gravure Technologies in Dayton, Ohio USA designs and manufactures advanced equipment for the global gravure printing market. The Engineering, Software Development, and Manufacturing groups work to provide innovative solutions to improve quality and productivity, such as the award-winning Hybrid Engraving System. Our engineering specialty since 1980 is our sub-micron accurate cutting system (Vision engrave head). We provide installation and support for our electromechanical engravers and the prepress layout software Collage for gravure printing.



Ohio Gravure Technologies Inc
4401 Lyons Road
Miamisburg Ohio USA 45342
phone +1 937.439.1582

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