New automation option increases efficiency and streamlines customers' finishing workflows
MELVILLE, N.Y. - Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced enhancements to its Océ ProCut digital finishing systems with the new and intuitive Océ ProCut Auto Pilot automation option, now commercially available in two dynamic configurations. The versatile, next-generation options are poised to provide customers with outstanding workflow productivity.
With the Océ ProCut Auto Pilot system, Canon Solutions America introduces a new level of automation. A Canon DSLR camera placed above the table will recognize the unique fiducial mark on each printed piece and automatically call up the correct cutting data. This enhancement is designed to eliminate the need to manually scan a barcode and will help to provide users with quicker turnaround times. Once the job is recognized by Auto Pilot, the Océ ProCut Vision software automatically begins finishing using the tool settings pre-defined in the Vision software. To ensure this capability is included, users must make sure the router and/or tools are installed in the Universal Modules.
To go even further with automation, with the optional Océ ProCut Automatic Router Bit Changer (ARC), the router can use up to eight different bits for routing, polishing, engraving, etc. Additionally, it can automatically finish one complex job or multiple jobs on different materials without the need of operator intervention.
“Workflow efficiency and automation are key drivers in overall productivity,” said Sal Sheikh, vice president, Marketing, Large Format Solutions, Canon Solutions America. “With the latest advancement in our large format finishing options, the Océ ProCut Auto Pilot system not only creates workflow efficiencies, it offers more flexible and versatile workflow options to help keep jobs on time and productivity intact.”
With reliability, versatility, and flexibility all built into one system, the benefits add up quickly. Some of the most pivotal benefits include:
- Continuous processing of multiple jobs
- Automatic initiation of job processing
- Limited operator intervention
- More flexible workflow
- Faster production with very limited manual handling during processing
- Reduced dependence on a skilled operator(s)
As Canon continues to bring together its technology and various organizations as part of the One Canon approach, the Océ ProCut Auto Pilot exemplifies the possibilities of this vision. The new automation system incorporates advanced Canon EOS imaging technology and recognizes Canon proprietary registration marks on the printed media in order to automatically identify jobs placed within a predefined area of the cutter table. Combining Canon camera and Océ ProCut technology provides users an efficient and uniquely productive solution for finishing and automation needs.
Requirements and Availability
The Auto Pilot system requires Océ ProCut Vision v.4.7 or newer in order to work. All new Vision orders from July 11, 2017 will include this latest version of software. Customers currently on v.4.x can upgrade to v.4.7 free of charge. The upgrade is available on Canon’s Océ Display Graphics Systems website at www.dgs.oce.com.