‹ 5. Operating cutting tables can be complicated

7. The difficult last mile ›


Ways to reduce waste N° 6

Breakthrough automation

A range of impressive innovations will boost the performance of digital finishing operations to industrial levels.

Why automate?

Digital flatbed and large format printers are becoming faster. That means that the rest of the workflow: file preparation, the actual finishing, shipping… needs to keep pace.

Kongsberg digital cutting solutions increase the throughput by intelligent automation and by integrating cutting tables with workflow software for production control.

Market research at packaging converters shows a big focus on automating finishing in the near future.

Take-up unit
Esko customer statistic

25% of surveyed large format printer companies say finishing is their biggest bottleneck todays.

Source: TechValidate survey of 131 customers of Esko Published: Jul 25, 2017 TVID: 02D-013-5FE

25%
Kongsberg C64 with iBF

Kongsberg Automate

Kongsberg cutting tables are designed for flexibility and throughput. There are many ways to automate certain parts of the finishing workflow, no matter what material you need to process.

Get the most out the Kongsberg C and Kongsberg X cutting tables with these automation options:

  • Robotics
  • Sheet feeder and stacker for Kongsberg tables
  • Take up unit for Kongsberg tables for flexible materials

Workflow Investment Areas

In what top five workflow areas are you going to invest in the next 12 to 24 months?

Finishing Automation
 
 
 
 
 
 
Production Analytics & Visualization
 
 
 
 
 
 
Automated Setup
 
 
 
 
 
 
Production Tracking, Verification
 
 
 
 
 
 
Color Management
 
 
 
 
 
 
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20%
40%
60%
80%
 
World
 
Emerging Markets
 
Western Markets

Top 6 areas to reduce waste in your printing and cutting workflow

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