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FLEXO Magazine : January 2013
Plants & Processes Process Improvement the essential supplier Partnership By Kris Harris Two months ago, I was walking a flexo pressroom floor with an operations manager. As always, we were dis- cussing process improvement. “ Well, what’s your focus for first quarter of 2013?”, I asked. “ Viscosity control,” he replied. “T hat’s interesting,” I said and went on to add...” Just recently, several flexo printers have told me they just added viscosity control in their pressroom. May I ask why? Is it to reduce solvent consumption? Improve color matching, reduce downtime?” He said, “Our newest press came with an automated viscosity system and we see the difference. Occasionally, we have had customer complaints concerning color drift during a COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE • Process improvement demands expert understanding • New technologies benefit pressrooms by eliminat- ing waste, reducing downtime, and increasing print efficiencies • In assessing return on investment, reach out to your suppliers for assistance • Once the pressroom answers “the why.” c ombining its team’s knowledge with the wisdom of its leading suppliers, profitable improvements can be made today’s automated presses monitor conditions throughout the run. 62 FLEXO january 2013 www.flexography.org