The Final round of the Central Europe+ contest co-sponsored by Sinapse and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen took place at Wiesloch, during the inauguration days of the new Heidelberg Print Media Centre in Germany, on June 10, 2015
Benjamin Szombierski, of the Ferdinand-Braun-Schule, Fulda, Germany and Sascha Epp, of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, competed on two touch-screen consoles installed in the demonstration center. Their task was to solve three sets of print problems (within a 10 minute limit for each) and the winner was chosen on the basis of best quality and optimum productivity (simulated time and waste)
The winner was Sascha Epp, who had also been a Worldskills medallist in London in 2011.
Simulators allow competitors to solve problems on their own location and in their own language with the results coordinated through a cloud-based interface. The Sinapse simulator and its Heidelberg Speedmaster-interface is used alongside Heidelberg presses at Worldskills events. Sinapse is the world’s leading supplier of training simulators for flexo, gravure and offset presses.