Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be unveiling a new
version of its spectrophotometric color measuring system, Prinect
Axis Control, at drupa 2008. This new version is fully integrated
into the new Prinect Press Center press control station, and can be
operated using its touchscreen. At 200 millimeters (7.87 inches)
per second, the new-generation Prinect
measures at double the speed of its
predecessor. During setup, the system automatically identifies the
type of quality control strip and its position on the print sheet.
The fact that the strip does not have to be positioned manually
results in a time saving of over 50 percent. In addition, the strip
can be placed anywhere on the sheet.
In conjunction with the press control station's Intellistart
function, which enables the next job to be prepared while the
current one is being printed, the number of operating steps can
also be cut dramatically.
The Prinect Axis Control measuring table now has a sheet
suction device that acts on the print sheet uniformly over its
entire surface, irrespective of grammage. This stops the sheet
slipping during the measuring process. If the operator has not
aligned the sheet precisely on the measuring table, the measuring
system corrects the misalignment within a given tolerance.
If required, all measuring results, the number of results and
quality parameters can be automatically logged, saved and used to
provide the customer with documented proof of quality. Variations
in coloring can be displayed clearly on the wallscreen that is
available as an option with the new press control station.
The Prinect Image Control high-end color measuring system has
also been redesigned to coincide with the launch of the new press
control station. The latest version of the color measuring and
control system, unveiled in December 2007, is equipped with the
integrated Prinect Quality Monitor software. This function enables
easier and faster quality analyses of print products during the
production process. As a result, press operators can access all key
quality parameters, such as dot gain and color deviations, for each
measured sheet at the touch of a button and see at a glance whether
the values match in-house quality standards.
The new press control station with the latest version of the
integrated Prinect Axis Control system.
Further information for journalists:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 50 77
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 50 69