CC1 introduces APR Automatic Press Re-timing as complement to eXaminer Automatic Register Control
Press release from the issuing company
August 8, 2007 -- Portsmouth, New Hampshire: CC1, Inc. announces the recent introduction of its APR Automatic Press Re-timing system for automatic pre-positioning of color (unit to unit) and cut-off compensators between job runs.
Developed as a complement to CC1’s eXaminer Automatic Register Control, APR automatically compensates for errors introduced when disengaging and re-engaging print cylinders, a production challenge associated with the majority of applications involving unit-to-unit configurations. Prior to the introduction of APR, performance of all commercially available register controls has been limited in establishing final register. Register marks printing out of range due to error introduced through improper re-gearing of cylinders has required necessary intervention/manual corrections be made by the press operator before the register control can utilize the marks to bring the press into register. In addition to negatively affecting waste savings, this fact results in longer makeready times.
APR eliminates this costly step through the use of patented technology (patent pending) and Smart Motors. In one turn of the print cylinders, color and cut-off compensators are pre-positioned and any error introduced through re-gearing is measured and compensated for. CC1 reports initial results from its first APR installation of saleable color and cut-off register in 25 to 30 copies with the eXaminer then establishing final register with no operator intervention.
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