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FLEXO Magazine : August 2010
Automated Print Control: the answer for short runs. MPS believes that today’s market needs automation of print settings in order to reduce the cost price per 1,000 labels, especially for short runs. MPS therefore introduces Automated Print Control. Automated Print Control means that all relevant mechanical adjustments are replaced by 100% accurate and maintenance-free servo motors. This will result in dramatic cost savings for both initial job settings as well as repeat jobs. Automated Print Control Automated Print Control stands for an automated servo control of all relevant press settings. These press settings are: • Pressure positioning servo drives for: » Plate to impression roller (left and right) » Anilox to plate (left and right) • Lateral and length register control Advantages The advantages of Automated Print Control offer a whole new world of press opportunities. 1. Automated loading of settings Thanks to Automated Print Control, press settings can be loaded completely automatically for: • Initial jobs: press settings can be loaded automatically out of the press’ calibration database. • Repeat jobs: press settings can be stored in the job memory. Meaning that with a repeat job, the different press settings can be loaded automatically. In this way, set up waste for both initial and repeat jobs are decreased dramatically. This makes Automated Print Control a real must for today’s printing presses. 2. Customized calibration Servo motors need to be set to a starting point. This is called the calibration point. Automated Print Control offers pressroom managers the unique possibility to calibrate the press themselves. It is now up to the pressroom manager to choose his or her calibration point, resulting in a perfect match to the desired working protocol. 3. Improved print quality With the Automated Print Control, the well known Crisp.Dot flexo printing quality of MPS presses has even been improved. With the extreme accurate servo positioning motors, press operators report a further increase of print quality at all print speeds. Ease of operation: iControl MPS does not allow technologies to compromise on ease of operation. This also counts for Automated Print Control. To be able to run very short order size jobs, an accurate and no-nonsense operator/machine interface is a must. The Automated Print Control’s operator/press interface contains user-friendly software and the no-nonsense MPS iControl hardware. iControl increases the ease of operation and enlarges the satisfaction of the press operator. Printers first. Technology with respect MPS’ philosophy “Technology with Respect” means that maximizing customer value always is the absolute focus of MPS when developing new technologies, not for example the number of servo motors. This philosophy was also the starting point for MPS when developing the Automated Print Control technology. The benefits of Automated Print Control, as listed above, show that this MPS technology really creates additional customer value. Automated Print Control is a real must for today’s printing presses. Technology with Respect. ADVERTORIAL Today’s label printing and converting require next to quality an enormous flexibility. Our dynamic world is demanding! Nonflexible solutions are outdated in a very short time period! Next to flexibility it is a must to control productivity by means of controlling set up wastes figures. MPS’s short web technology provides a guaranteed waste management, which is stable and unbeleivably low. Automatization asks for easy press control and understanding. MPS’s answer on press management: iControl! Print widths (inches) 11-13-16” Repeat sizes (inches) 10-25” Print sleeve Heat management (driven chill drums) Automatic Print Control (APC) Converting rail system Crisp.Dot Multi Drive Auto Teach MPSensor Non-stop Print Change • I-Stop Lean Inking M • • • Lean Inking A Ultraflex parking marshal • option standard MPS has an effective solution to integrate on each station a Rotary Screen drop-in unit. This can be done instantly, without changing machine components. Effective Converting. Technology with respect. MPS AMERICA LLC E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.mps4u.com MPS AMERICA LLC E-mail: email@example.com www.mps4u.com August2010_mech.indd 82 8/13/10 7:47 AM
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