Efficiency at your fingertips. Cut setup times and downtimes - and make better use of your equipment's productivity!
The quicker a job change is completed, the more efficiently you are able to utilize your equipment. With Prinect, a large number of automated processes run in parallel. There are fewer steps involved in setup and changeovers - and a lot less legwork thanks to well thought-out ergonomics. All settings can be stored for repeat jobs, which maximizes performance and productivity - even with frequent job changes.
Ergonomics and Design
Benefits of Prinect:
- A standardized operating concept for all Speedmaster presses that ensures quick and reliable processes.
- A better overview and greater process reliability thanks to the wallscreen information center.
- Greater convenience thanks to the high-pile delivery's control panel with touchscreen and jogwheel.
Greater scope for productivity thanks to an ergonomic press control station that makes life much easier.
Minimal legwork, decentralized control, generously dimensioned sheet deposit/storage areas, transparent information, smart automation, standardized user navigation, and integration of key peripherals and measuring equipment - all this is provided by Heidelberg presses thanks to the ergonomic design of the Prinect control station. From job preparation to setup and operation of the press and peripherals, you have complete fingertip control of all key processes thanks to the convenient 19-inch touchscreen. There is also a handy control panel with a sheet deposit area that can be adjusted by 45 degrees and four low-reflection standard daylight lamps for optimum print sheet control.
Impressive information center
Improve your pressroom overview with the impressive wallscreen information center, which offers the option of perfect integration into your control station's extraneous light screen and incorporates all kinds of functions. For example, it can show the sheet width in its actual size and display color separations, the image structure, results from connected color measuring equipment and external programs.
Greater convenience at the high-pile delivery
Does your press have a high-pile delivery? If so, the new delivery control panel makes life even easier for you! You have direct control over frequently required functions such as dampening, powder, dryers and air, while presetting data straight from the Press Center speeds up your workflow. The delivery control panel boasts simple touchscreen operation. Air settings can be adjusted precisely and sensitively using the innovative jogwheel, and all settings can be saved for repeat jobs.
Standardized operating concept
The Prinect press control system makes your job easier with its integrated operating concept and standardized user navigation for all machines - and that applies no matter whether you are at the control station or the high-pile delivery. You can easily switch from one machine to another - quickly and reliably.
Process-Oriented Machine Operation
Benefits of Prinect:
- Quick and reliable job changes thanks to a process-oriented operating concept.
- 70 percent fewer steps.
- A boost in productivity of up to eight percent, depending on the number and complexity of job changes.
Cut press setup times with smart automation during job changes.
Cut press setup times with smart automation during job changes. Prinect speeds up job preparation because you can make a start while the previous job is still under way. By comparing the current job with the next one in the schedule, Prinect establishes which settings can be left and the changes that need to be made. It generates a dynamic process list with an optimum sequence for all steps required, which can then be worked through automatically in turn at the touch of a button.
You always activate entire processes, completing the job change efficiently and reliably. There is much less legwork involved, too. All this results in 70 percent fewer steps and boosts productivity by up to eight percent.
Integrated Handling Concept
Benefits of Prinect:
- Direct control of all key parameters at a single central control.
Control your presses and peripherals from a standardized platform - the central control station.
Speedmaster presses are based on a standardized hardware and software platform that integrates key peripherals and measuring/control systems. This enables you to control all components simply and reliably from the central control station. You have an excellent overview of all the settings and save yourself a lot of legwork. Controlling key functions is easy and you are also able to react more quickly. No entries need to be made on external devices, production becomes more reliable and productivity increases.
Benefits of Prinect:
- Reliable and reproducible inking.
- Low costs thanks to short make-ready times and less paper waste.
- Fewer errors and excellent process reliability thanks to automated processes.
Harness synergies with prepress information for efficient process management.
Prinect combines prepress and pressroom into a single system. You benefit from fast and reliable inking up, the ability to maintain a consistently high level of quality throughout the run, and less paper waste. How does it work? Prinect gives you access to all key production data at the press control station. A thumbnail of the job is also displayed for easy identification. What's more, you can use ink presettings based on the digital data created at the prepress stage or saved during previous jobs. Ink presettings determine the values for the individual ink zone openings and are set automatically at the press. You are left to concentrate on fine-tuning - for faster and more reliable inking up.
Active measurement and control
With Prinect, you can also control various color measuring and control systems directly from your press control station. You can measure and analyze print results conveniently on the spot - either externally or inline during production, depending on the configuration. Any adjustments required in the event of deviations are made at the same time. All your processes become quicker and more reliable, and there is much less paper waste, too.
Order Management and Job Data Collection
Benefits of Prinect:
- A job list than can be accessed at the control station without separate data capture.
- Integrated production data capture at the press control station.
- Rapid analysis and precise post-calculation for highlighting potential improvements.
Make the most of your potential with direct information exchange at the press control station.
The rapid transfer of order and job data is essential in order to work effectively and productively. That's why Prinect fully integrates your press control station into the print shop workflow. You automatically receive a list of all jobs to be processed and the necessary production data - in the order specified during production planning. This data does not need to be captured again.
Precise analyses and post-calculation (actual costing)
During the production process, Prinect also automatically collects all production and machine data - such as counter status, setup times, start/finish times and downtimes. You always know what is happening in production and can analyze the technical and financial aspects of the processes.
Identify trends early on to secure your productivity in the long term.
Do you know how efficient your pressroom is? Prinect allows you to analyze the efficiency of one or more presses in clearly arranged diagrams and tables. You are free to choose whether to display pure productivity data, individual operating statuses or O.E.E. (Overall Equipment Effectiveness). You can also access productivity data or job duration as a function of the run. These analyses make it easier for you to identify potential weak points or to check whether measures taken are actually delivering success.
Prinect creates a sound basis - for your costing and efficient production. You can identify potential improvements and take targeted action to tackle weaknesses. Identify work that has not been billed. Optimize your processes! Make them quicker and more effective - with Prinect!
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