Current market demands force converters to produce shorter print runs under strict deadlines. Flexo plate making has to keep up with these trends, so there’s no press downtime simply because the plates are not ready yet.
Device Manager moves operational control upstream to the prepress department. This effectively tears down silos in CPC companies and neatly integrates flexo platemaking with the prepress workflow.
Device Manager gives everyone within the company real-time feedback of the status of plate production on the CDI. they have the ability to report out via XML on management data such as number of plates made and m2 of photopolymer used and wasted.
Device Manager users use this data to avoid having platemaking as part of production planning meetings, to understand whether the equipment is being utilized correctly.
Device Manager monitors job status, and controls and drives flexo plate making operations. The work in progress, the status and queues of all connected devices are clearly visualized on screen.
Using Automation Engine means that files are pre-checked for errors and entered into the plate production schedule with minimal operator intervention, resulting in maximum production uptime.
Rush jobs can be slotted in as necessary, additional separations can be added onto plates and plate waste is minimized.
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