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FLEXO Magazine : August 2010
How set-ups are done without smartGPS. Plates are mounted on the press and run so they can be visually adjusted to their ideal registration and impression settings. This consumes substrate, ink, energy, press time, press labor plus the disposal costs for all of the wasted materials used during the set-up. Do this for every job, every day and the cost of not being "smart" quickly becomes staggering. Using smartGPS is ...well, just plain smarter. Before the press makes a single impression, or better still while it's running another job, plates are mated to sleeves on our computerized, off-line system. Zero-positioning is determined, topography is measured and impression settings are calculated. This information is then stored in an RFID chip which is part of the sleeve. When the sleeve is mounted on the press the information is transferred, automatically setting the press for registration and impression and reading out the anilox and plate cylinder data. Remember, all of this set-up is accomplished without a single cycle of the press. Without any of the usual set-up waste. With smartGPSTM we provide an entirely new way to eliminate waste and hold onto profits. Scanning of plate by smartGPS maps peaks and valleys on plate surface smartGPS is available on all Fischer & Krecke flexo presses. smartGPS is a trademark of Fischer & Krecke F&K's smartGPS, our exclusive Graphic Positioning System, automatically generates and stores registration and impression settings offline during plate mounting. What made this development worthy of 2010's Innovation Award from the FTA? The smartGPS system eliminates almost all set-up waste while providing stunning print quality starting with the first impression.
Sustainable Summer 2010