Automated end-to-end workflow ensures faster time to market, fewer errors and improved profitability 21 Sep 2018
Ghent (Belgium) – Esko (www.esko.com) will help sign providers and corrugated converters ensure that their production takes flight at C!Print, Madrid, with systems that deliver automated end-to-end workflow for faster time to market, fewer errors and improved profitability.
The show’s focus will be on streamlining the process from design request to shipping. Through the live demonstration of the integrated Esko Software and Hardware solutions, visitors will find new ways to eliminate waste in their workflow, reduce bottlenecks and improve set-up times. They will learn how to avoid equipment idle time, incorrect material handling and lack of workflow control, and will also re-think complex manual steps.
Geert De Proost, Esko’s Director Solutions Marketing, said, “Our hardware and software solutions dramatically boost production capacity without the need to invest in additional staff. They increase efficiency and profitability by standardizing processes that eliminate human error at every step.”
On the software side, we will be showing solutions tailored for signmakers, including Automation Engine QuickStart for Sign and WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated. Both can be implemented in five days, and provide proven and expert workflows for sign and wide format production, as well as the necessary digital workflows required to accelerate the time to market of corrugated products.
To help sign makers overcome production challenges and bottlenecks, as well as shorten time to market, Esko offers Automation Engine QuickStart for Sign. By automating the prepress work, signmakers are able to handle more jobs faster. Preloaded, proven workflows for sign and large format production make it very easy for repetitive tasks to be quickly eliminated.
Also included is a direct link to Kongsberg cutting tables. This feature significantly increases workflow automation with less waste in finishing – the most expensive step of the process. Since setups are automatically loaded into the Kongsberg workflow, it automates a wide range of tasks from product creation and preflight to approvals and production. The customizable dashboard and reports ensure that everyone involved in the process has immediate access to all information required to accelerate work through the plant, and make fact-based business decisions for continuous operational improvement.
At C!Print, a Kongsberg C60 cutting table equipped with a roll feeder will be on display.
The Kongsberg C60 is a multifunctional, digital cutting table for signage and display applications. Designed to keep up with the faster, wider digital printers of today, it is the optimal solution for short run production on all typical packaging and display materials.
The roll feeder is just one of the innovative solutions in Esko’s Kongsberg Automate range. For further details of other solutions, including the Feeder and Stacker for rigid plate materials, and the Robotic Material Handler and take-up unit, ask our event team at C!Print or visit.
“Our solutions have been designed to support signmakers who want to profitably elevate their service delivery in a highly competitive market,” De Proost adds. “The Kongsberg Automate solutions automate throughput efficiently to maximize employee effectiveness and increase productivity. We will also be showing our Device Manager that enables a faster, more effective workflow by centrally monitoring job status, and managing and prioritizing the queues from all the connected devices. We are looking forward to meeting visitors and discussing their individual operational needs and how we can help address them.”