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    Agfa excalibur 45 e

    Hi to all,

    I am interested in AGFA excalibur 45 E, I heard that it has a problem (bad laser), the things I need to know are:

    1. What is the lifetime of the laser?
    2. What is the price to replace it?

    830nm infrared thermal laser

    Thanks in advance to every

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    Quote Originally Posted by reprostudio View Post
    Hi to all,

    I am interested in AGFA excalibur 45 E, I heard that it has a problem (bad laser), the things I need to know are:

    1. What is the lifetime of the laser?
    2. What is the price to replace it?

    830nm infrared thermal laser

    Thanks in advance to every
    Hello reprostudio,

    good question EVERY new termal laser from the most manufactures are very expensive.
    The price depense e.g. on the speed.
    So their are Xcalibur 45 E,S,XT,XXT and Elite Laseres available.
    I cannot tell you the prices now...
    If you want to buy an Xcalibur 45 or Avalon ALWAYS by a system that was under an maintenance contract!!!
    (If you want to have such a system send me PM and I try to help you)
    So what workflow do you want to use?
    This is also a very important question.
    Also you have to know something about PDFworkflow and Imposition and so on...

    I hope this will help you
    Kind Regards and have a nice weekend
    MrApogee

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    Mr Apogee

    Hello reprostudio,

    Mr Apogee is xpert agfa systems, if anybody can help you, is he.

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    I have some information about Xcalibur. After end of 2004 year of production in Xcalibur installed new, good type of head (imager), as in later Avalon LF. This head works 9-12 thousand laser hours, which gives an opportunity to make 90-120 thousand 1030x790 plates (standart thermal, no processless) with E model Xcalibur or Avalon LF. More productive S or XT models can make more plates before change head. The same 360-channel head is used for E, S and XT types of CTP and their speed is determined by the corresponding dongle. In XXT model use head with 512 channels GLV. In LE model also installed another type of head. The new 360 channel head in Europe from Agfa dealer now costs about 35000-40000 euros - no depend for E,S or XT model.
    Last edited by araram; 02-12-2013 at 08:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reprostudio View Post
    Hi to all,

    I am interested in AGFA excalibur 45 E, I heard that it has a problem (bad laser), the things I need to know are:

    1. What is the lifetime of the laser?
    2. What is the price to replace it?

    830nm infrared thermal laser

    Thanks in advance to every
    Hi,

    This machine is phaseout on 2004 replaced by Avalon LF. The laser lifetime varies a lot, I saw some machines with laser failure on the first year and others in more then 4 year. Usually the failure happen on the GLV and not on the Laser itself, but you need to replace all head.
    Since Agfa close the CTP manufacture the production of the laser head spares are made by a thirty party company and it now very expensive.

    My personal suggestion is to keep away from this machine.

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