Log In | Become a Member | Contact Us


Market Intelligence for Printing and Publishing

Connect on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Featured: Special Report: Printing Outlook 2019     Production Inkjet     Installations and Placements Tracker

I, Frank

Published on April 19, 2019

Frank has robots on his mind. He talks about automation in general and how it has made organizations more effective, but bemoans the fact that such automation removes entry-level jobs from all industries. Will we see the movie “Planet of the Robots”?

         Email Icon Email    Reprint Icon Embed/Reprint

 

Discussion

By Werner Rebsamen on Apr 19, 2019

Frank - you are a bit late with Robots. For over 20 years, I was an annual speaker at the Research and Engineering Council Bindery Seminar on the topic of what's new around the World in regards to Print Finishing.. Every year, manufacturers introduced us to robots stacking off books, showing-off sophisticated finishing equipment etc.. On my many trips, I could see self guides vehicles transporting printed signatures to the bindery. Same with rolls of paper being handled by AVG's to the press room. Muller Martini and Ferag introduced the roll concepts which I covered 1984 in HVP and the American Printer.
You are right, so many manual tasks are being history. We do live in a world of robotic systems and touch-screen machinery settings.

 

Post a Comment

To post a comment Log In or Become a Member, doing so is simple and free

 

 

Recent Videos

 

Video preview: The Ricoh Pro VC70000—Breakthrough Inkjet Technology

The Ricoh Pro VC70000—Breakthrough Inkjet Technology

Published: August 21, 2019

David Zwang talks to Mike Herold, Director of Global Marketing for Ricoh, about the company’s new award-winning Ricoh Pro VC70000 continuous-feed inkjet printer. The new Extended Gamut ink and unique compact drying system are designed for a wide media range including commodity offset coated papers.

 

Video preview: Katelyn Lee of Cotton Incorporated Discusses Preparation of Cotton for Digital Printing

Katelyn Lee of Cotton Incorporated Discusses Preparation of Cotton for Digital Printing

Published: August 21, 2019

Katelyn Lee, Textile Chemist at Cotton Incorporated, explains how cotton, as a natural fiber, can be processed in the carding, spinning, and woven fabric preparation to prepare it as a good surface for digital printing with pigment or reactive inks. She also identifies developments the industry should be focusing on to make the process more effective and sustainable.

 

Video preview: University of Oklahoma In-Plant Experiences Growth in Wide-Format and Specialty Printing

University of Oklahoma In-Plant Experiences Growth in Wide-Format and Specialty Printing

Published: August 20, 2019

John Sarantakos, Director of the University of Oklahoma in-plant—the biggest university printer in the country—talks about how wide-format, display graphics, banners, and specialty printing are growing while at the same time there has been a migration away from black-and-white copies and traditional offset printing.

 

Video preview: How HP's PrintOS Helps Move Digital Textile Printing Forward

How HP's PrintOS Helps Move Digital Textile Printing Forward

Published: August 20, 2019

HP launched PrintOS for commercial print and packaging three years ago. Now HP has migrated this cloud-based production management solution to its new textiles business as well. In this video sponsored by HP, Jan Panek, Worldwide Software Solutions Senior Product Manager, explains how it helps textile printing operations be more efficient.

 

Video preview: For Pip Printing New England, Mailing Services Are on the Rise

For Pip Printing New England, Mailing Services Are on the Rise

Published: August 20, 2019

Bob Pelzek, President of Pip Printing New England, talks about his 43 years in the business, and how he has navigated the industry’s changing trends. Lately, Pip Printing New England has branched into signage, and Pelzek comments on the rise, fall, and resurgence of the mailing services business.

 

Video preview: Mimaki Continues Expansion of Digital Textile Printing Portfolio with New Product Launches at ITMA

Mimaki Continues Expansion of Digital Textile Printing Portfolio with New Product Launches at ITMA

Published: August 19, 2019

Mimaki's Ronald Van Den Broek talks about what's new with the Mimaki digital textile printing product portfolio, including the Tiger 1800B MkII printing at 400 square meters per hour; the company's ability to control the entire workflow (both analog and digital processes); TA Job Control for advanced, interconnected job control; a new ink type for printing on real and synthetic leather; and the technology demonstration of a textile printer with a dual ink system to broaden the range of fabrics it can print on.

 

View More Videos

 





Become a Member

Join the thousands of printing executives who are already part of the WhatTheyThink Community.

Copyright © 2019 WhatTheyThink. All Rights Reserved