With the installation of the PACE cutting system, Bosch-Druck was able to boost its productivity to a level that now enables cutting of the same volume with one automatic system previously only achievable with two manual cutting systems.
Bosch-Druck regards itself as a full-service provider for all-round, customized solutions for successful print communication. In the Bavarian town of Ergolding a workforce of around 170 produces high-quality print products. "Our job is to work together with our customers to develop customized solutions", explains Roger Diekmann, Member of the Executive Board.
In achieving this aim the company not only uses high-quality, innovative printing equipment, but also focuses on process optimization. One important module in this concept is the POLAR PACE cutting system. When the company decided to invest in this system, the topics of workflow integration and automation were of decisive importance alongside the cutting technology. To gain an impression of the practical efficiency of the solutions on offer, Bosch-Druck asked its colleagues about their experiences with existing installations. As a result POLAR won the day with its Compucut® workflow integration and automation with PACE. Together with the company's own experience with regard to the reliability and excellent service of Heidelberg, the decision finally fell in favor of the POLAR PACE CuttingSystem.
In pre-press Kodak Preps is also used in addition to the Heidelberg Signa Station. Both systems send the digital sheet data to Compucut® as a .jdf file. The cutting program is then created and sent directly to the PACE. As a result it was not only possible to cut the programming time to virtually zero, but experience has also shown that automation is even economical with very small print runs of 2,500 sheets.
PACE is synonymous with automation of the cutting process and stands for POLAR Automation for Cutting Efficiency. The loading, turning and waste disposal processes are all automated. Interaction of both Autoturn and Autotrim core components permits automation of the first five steps (four-side and separating cut). While the cutting system carries out these cutting operations automatically, the operator is able to prepare the next cutting layer in the automatic jogger. The system can therefore run continuously with only one operator.