The 70000e, available both as a separate model and as a field-upgradable retrofit, bundles together a number of hardware and software upgrades to the 70000 continuous feed system.
Among these are Ricoh’s Pro Scanner and Supervisor technologies, part of its Automation Suite, which the manufacturer said would help customers simplify their production flow and help them combat labour shortages.
The software package uses artificial intelligence to help identify areas where greater efficiency could be achieved in the workflow. These capabilities will be further enhanced in time through future software upgrades.
The bundle’s inclusion of a new undercoater, the UC8100, he added, also broadens the VC70000’s range of potential applications.