At the show, Esko will display Automation Engine QuickStart software which is a workflow solution for automating the prepress. Geert De Proost of Esko said, “This easy-to-implement solution will have companies up and running with improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in five days.” The software also has a direct link to Kongsberg cutting tables.
Robotics for loading and offloading of the materials can also be attached to the Kongsberg table. At Fespa, a Kongsberg C64 cutting table equipped with a feeder and stacker will be on display.
The Kongsberg C64 is a wide digital cutting table for signage and display applications. Russell Weller, product manager, said, “With stack height at 915 mm/36 inches and quick automatic load cycles it is the optimal solution for short run production on all typical packaging and display materials.”
Also on display will be a Kongsberg X20 entry-level cutting table with a range of tools. Weller said, “Offering the ultimate in versatility, these tools deliver speed, power and flexibility to handle a wide variety of materials, such as corrugated, folding carton, solid board, foam, coating blankets, wood and a long list of plastics.”
De Proost concludes, “The difference with Esko tools is in our analysis of the customer’s needs; we look first at the company’s strategy upstream and downstream and focus on eliminating pressure points, bottlenecks and errors.”
Fespa Berlin is scheduled from 15-18 May 2018.