A new partnership between Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) and OneVision Software will give visitors to this week’s FESPA Global Print Expo the chance to see how end-to-end workflow can maximize digital finishing efficiency.
Leading digital finishing solutions manufacturer Kongsberg PCS has partnered with OneVision, a leading software solution provider, to develop an integrated workflow automation system to be showcased at Messe Berlin May 31 to June 3.
| Koen Van Reybroeck,
“Every converter wants their table to run as close to 100% of the time and have as little downtime as possible,” said Koen Van Reybroeck, product manager at Kongsberg PCS. “They also want quality end products every time, regardless of the machine operator. The key to achieving this is consistency of the data sent to the machine and standardization according to the materials produced.
“To get the best performance from our i-cut production console (iPC) and table, the user wants to send some additional metadata along with the cut file,” Koen said. “For example, the name of a substrate that will be used to produce the job. Focusing on the material, we can then standardize and optimize, automatically applying the tools and settings that give the best cutting result. We call this our “Material is Key” way of working, ensuring consistent file input quality, correct material and tool presets, and full machine production without supervision. »
OneVision’s business development manager, Sacha-Vittorio Paolucci, said a smooth end-to-end workflow ensures file consistency throughout the process.
“OneVision Software’s proven automation solutions built into Kongsberg PCS cutting systems make this possible,” he said. “OneVision software can be easily integrated to automate and standardize all stages of production, from input to finishing. Thanks to the intelligent connection to the Kongsberg cutting table, the print and cut files are automatically checked and optimized.
“Market-leading nesting technology and cut line management optimally prepare files for further finishing. This means that manual interventions become unnecessary and processes are more efficient thanks to substrate-saving production.
Koen added that the goal of the integration is automation, both in file preparation and also on the cutting table itself. “Thanks to Kongsberg-specific output formats and the integration of the Connect to Kongsberg module, OneVision users can now automatically send files to iPC and import them consistently to cutting tables. It also allows an operator to perform full, unattended production, saving time and further increasing efficiency and productivity. »
OneVision’s software solution also allows barcodes (QR) to be automatically added to the print file, helping to speed up the production process as iPC can then automatically load, prepare and start the various jobs on the table. , whether in roll or cut sheet production.
“This smart workflow offers standardization in iPC based on materials and tooling presets, delivering consistent cut quality regardless of operator experience, as well as more economical production for service providers. printing,” Koen said.
OneVision’s automation software with a Kongsberg PCS cutting table can be seen in operation at the OneVision stand – B31, Hall B3.2 – at FESPA Berlin, from 31 May to 03 June.
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