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Boletín Semanal Octubre 15, 2018

Goss y Nitta unen fuerzas para el desarrollo de bandas para plegadora

Goss and Nitta Corporation are pleased to announce their collaboration in developing MRO Belt Kits for the high-speed sections on Goss PCF-1, PCF-3, SG-3, and the new JF80G Folders.
As the U.S. manufacturing arm of Japan’s Nitta Corporation, Nitta Corporation of America develops products specifically designed for the many printing folders that Goss manufactures, using the most advanced technology available.

“It is with great pride that Nitta is partnering with Goss, the premiere press and folder manufacture in the world,” says Pete Simpson, Business Development Manager of Printing at Nitta. “Goss’ engineering, support, technical expertise, and hands-on approach mirrors Nitta’s approach to the printing market, with both offering the latest technology and world class products.”

Nitta sets itself apart in that they offer free splice training. Their belts allow the folder to maintain a constant speed and maintain control of the book. With consistent designed tension, high surface durability and improved resistance to edge fraying, Nitta belts are designed to last.

Goss customer feedback after using Nitta belts on their folders has been resoundingly positive.
Samuel Billings, Pressroom Supervisor of LSC Crawfordsville says, “The Nitta belts lasted four times longer than the OEM belts. We used to change them every two weeks. Now we change them every two to three months depending on the paper we run.”
PCC Print has a Goss Sunday 2000, PCF 1.2 and uses Nitta belts on the accelerator tape. Steve Vogel, PCC Print Pressroom Supervisor, now changes belts every 16 to 20 weeks as opposed to every four to six weeks. The greatest improvement he sees with Nitta belts is in more control and less skewing.

“By partnering with Nitta, Goss will help our customers maximize the production capabilities of their folders and receive real savings in terms of time and money,” says Glen Bickford, Goss Service Director. “Currently, we are collaborating on developing belts for additional Goss folders. Our relationship with Nitta can only continue to benefit Goss customers.”

Kodak integra su Sistema PerfectPattern  sPrint que es una tecnología activa en sus servicios  Prinergy Cloud 

PerfectPattern today announced that Kodak has integrated the sPrint One technology developed by PerfectPattern into its PRINERGY Cloud Services. Based on innovative algorithms and leveraging artificial intelligence, sPrint One makes the planning of print jobs a snap, combining capacity planning and sheet optimization. The launch of the new PRINERGY offering called “Dynamic Print Planning” is the result of a strategic partnership Kodak and PerfectPattern entered mid last year.
PerfectPattern's sPrint One technology is the basis of the Dynamic Print Planning capabilities offered by Kodak's PRINERGY Cloud Services.

sPrint One is the most modern solution for dynamic print planning and sheet optimization. Customers of the PRINERGY Cloud Services now benefit from the automated creation of a detailed manufacturing plan and a cost optimized set of print ready production layouts – seamlessly integrated in the PRINERGY Workflow.

During the fully automated planning of the print jobs, all influencing factors as well as the complexity of their relationships – including printing machine, material, color, costs, deadlines and much more – are taken into account by sPrint One.

“What previously took hours of mostly manual work can now be done in a few moments,” says Robert Meissner, PerfectPattern’s s Managing Director Product Management. “This enables printing houses of any size to bring efficiency and quality to an unmatched level.” According to Meissner, sPrint One makes it very easy and efficient to calculate large job pools. It also provides the flexibility to respond quickly to changing production requirements.

“PerfectPattern distributes its sPrint One technology exclusively through technology and sales partners,” says Fabian Rüchardt, Managing Director Business Development at PerfectPattern. “We are very pleased that with Kodak we have found one of the leading providers of solutions for the printing industry as our first global partner.”

“The industry is moving toward smaller, more frequent print runs which create margin and delivery challenges for print service providers,” said Allan Brown, Vice President and General Manager of Kodak’s Unified Workflow Solutions. “The PRINERGY Cloud Services new Dynamic Print Planning capabilities provide them to produce a greater number of orders with the same resources. By eliminating potential human errors from the project planning process, this offering can reduce 40% of the labor costs per project and dramatically increase an operation’s agility.”

El  TeleSupportCenter de manroland web systems es más que una rápida conexión con los clientes

manroland web systems’ TeleSupportCenter takes over many diverse tasks for printing houses, like for example remote maintenance to ensure security of production and reduction of fixed

Printing press producers are faced with a myriad of challenges currently: The presses running times are increasing, the technological support is becoming more intensive throughout the life cycle of web offset presses and down times and waste must be avoided with a view towards lean cost and time scheduling. Therefore a comprehensive service offering is required. manroland web systems’ remote access service through the TeleSupportCenter, or TSC for short, is one of the vital components involved. Pure Troubleshooting is, and has been, a thing of the past for a while now. What is required are new methods to ensure press availability.

The TSC deals with over 10,000 cases annually with a success rate of about 98%. The specialists from manroland web systems employ the Know-how and the experience contained within the entire service team, in order to, for example, deal with customer’s queries via remote connections in the shortest time possible. Furthermore there are experts from each specialist department available in the 2nd Level Support. “We are not always dealing with press down times”, explains Alexander Wachter, Vice President eCommerce, TSC, Customer Support. “However we solve a third of all cases within 30 minutes” Printing houses think a lot more from a preventative perspective these days. “The customers demand that problems are identified and dealt with before it comes to acute malfunctions.

Production has to run absolutely smoothly because each minute costs money. The monitoring and storage of data in the sense of preventative maintenance, enable us to recognize faults and deal with them at an early stage, before they can lead to serious problems” continues Wachter. A regular evaluation of data, which is on-hand, allows us additionally to carry out improvement measures on the system which lead in turn to increased productivity. “Our customers benefit from a comprehensive service support. We recognized early that remote connections to the press serve far more than merely solving acute problems. We evaluate the data, for example, in order to produce regular reports and prepare upcoming service and maintenance work. In close cooperation with the customers, optimization potentials can be demonstrated which would lead to significant cost reductions and an increase in producing time. Now that’s a real benefit!” is how Wachter describes the comprehensive advantages.

manroland web systems’ TeleSupportCenter is available to our customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, both online and per telephone.

Un paso Adelante con la Flex Liner de Muller Martini

LR Medienverlag und Druckerei GmbH in the city of Cottbus in eastern Germany has invested in the FlexLiner inserting system to cut costs and become more flexible

19.10.2017 – By investing in the Muller Martini solution, the media company in the Lusatia region has revolutionized the insert process for its daily newspaper (run size of 80,000) and its two weekly advertisement papers (with run sizes of 226,000 and 250,000 respectively). The three titles, which are currently being produced in a total of 172 million copies per year, contain three times as many inserted products as in 2013. The FlexLiner is ideally suited to such print runs and insert volumes, and is seamlessly integrated into the whole production chain thanks to the Connex.Mailroom control system.

ratio clinched the decision of the publishing company in southern Brandenburg to switch from another supplier to Muller Martini. “The FlexLiner provides the optimal balance between the potential reduction in production costs and the investments required to achieve that,” says Commercial Manager Andreas Bonow. The FlexLiner enables quantum leaps in terms of the make-up of products and loading of the jacket with heavy inserts.

Connex.Mailroom enables short turnaround times and production runs with detailed zoning, i.e. with a large number of local editions and numerous insert zones. At the plant in Cottbus, a NewsGrip F conveyor is used to convey the newspapers directly from the printing press to the inserting system, which is equipped with 20 feeders, including mini feeders for the efficient feeding of inserts. The mailroom line also includes a NewsStack compensating stacker and two FlexPack bundle processing systems.