The "Prinect Press Center" control station from Heidelberger
Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has won the InterTech Award 2009
from Printing Industries of America (PIA). The judges were
particularly impressed by the Intellistart function and integrated
"In the judges' opinion, the newly developed Prinect Press
Center from Heidelberg greatly simplifies operator interaction with
the press. The integrated wallscreen and Intellistart function play
a key role in this," says Mark Bohan, Vice President of Printing
Industries of America, explaining the decision.
Intellistart lowers number of operations by up to 70 percent
The process-oriented "Intellistart" operator guidance
increases the productivity of sheetfed offset presses. Intellistart
guides the operator through the job preparation stage and creates a
new list of operations that need to be carried out for each job
change. Intellistart then works through these if possible at the
same time, thereby fully exploiting the machine's level of
automation. This lowers the number of operations necessary by up to
70 percent, boosts operating reliability, and cuts set-up times.
Wallscreen delivers an innovative edge
The wallscreen, a large screen integrated into the backside
of the daylight lamp , gives the press operator a comprehensive
overview of all press processes. Press, job and measurement data
can be loaded onto the screen from the printshop's network.
Operators can therefore access all the information they need for
their work. In many cases, the wallscreen also supports print
approval processes, with the print sheet displayed in the original
size in small, medium, and large formats and ink zones depicted in
their actual width. The operator can also visually monitor the
feeder area from the press center if required.
Heidelberg unveiled the Prinect Press Center control station,
newly developed for all Speedmaster models, at drupa 2008.
The Prinect Press Center control station from
Heidelberg with integrated wallscreen and Intellistart for all
Further information for journalists:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Corporate Public Relations
Phone: +49 (0)6221 92 5077
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 99 5077