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More effective processes and better performance lead to an average productivity gain of around 13 percent

Data is the key to the improvement process
Heidelberg also taking over consumables inventory management for Klampfer, as planned

The digital transformation with Big Data, Smart Data, AI, Machine-Learning or Neuronal Networks, just to mention a few promising technology fields, is profoundly altering the daily production routine in the printing sector. But how can Printing houses benefit concretely from this situation? Maintellisense, the in-house developed service platform from manroland Goss provides the appropriate answer. The combination of the terms Maintenance, Intelligence and Sense, shortened to Maintellisense, embodies the understanding of the web offset specialists from Augsburg of Service Solutions 4.0, in just one word. The focus of Service today lies in the development of practicable applications for the Next Generation, which optimise the production processes via the deployment of intelligent technologies, increase the systems efficiency and thereby sustainably reduce the total costs.

Every Printing house is sooner or later faced with the decision: retrofit or new investment? Basically, almost any existing press, independent of age or manufacturer, can be transformed into such a condition that it meets current customer expectations. The most significant benefits of a retrofit are obvious: it secures the press availability of the existing system for many years to come and it reduces operating costs, thanks to improved spare part availability. And it doesn't always have to be a comprehensive and expensive retrofit. manroland Goss has developed solutions as part of its Smart Retrofit Solutions program which makes it possible to upgrade individual sub-areas or to raise them to current state-of-the-art technology. The team of experts accurately determine what fits the business model best in each separate case, through individual consultation sessions.

Regardless of the primary market segment of a business, Heidelberg has scalable solutions to impact printers of any size. With educational presentations every 30 minutes, Heidelberg’s industry experts will take the stage in Booth 10143 at PRINTING United to address how new technology advancements are drastically improving all areas of customers’ print shops – from prepress to press to postpress and beyond.

For almost two decades, Borås Tidning Tryckeri (BTT) has been a cornerstone in Bold Printing Group, one of the largest printing groups in Nordic countries. The printshop in Viared (west of Borås) was established in 2002 following a joint venture between media groups Bold Printing and Gota Media.

Specialty Print Communications (SPC), one of the largest independent print groups in the U.S., expects its recent investment in the Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-6+L will double its capacity over its current press from another manufacturer.

Since the merger one year ago, manroland Goss customers have profited from the know-how built up over decades by the two largest Web Offset Printing experts worldwide. Even more efficient Anti-Aging solutions for Web Offset printing presses, independent of manufacturer, as well as modular configuration possibilities for the High-Performance e:line newspaper printing systems or increased performance capabilities through automation: indeed the tailored solution concepts for newspaper printing and modern publishing houses are ensuring the customer's printing systems have their finger on the pulse of the times.

La Nouvelle République du Centre Ouest will be the third newspaper printing house in France to use closed-loop colour control from Q.I. Press Controls - Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE). QIPC-EAE, the Dutch specialist in measurement and control technology for the printing industry, will install a Performance Package at the print shop in Tours.

DCOS is very excited to be exhibiting at the upcoming IFRA 2019! This past year DCOS has achieved great success and increased market penetration in Europe, Africa, and North America for our closed loop automation/inspection upgrades, and for our drive and controls retrofits.

By year end 2019, Hobby Lobby will have 900 stores across the United States. In order to satisfy its printing needs for future expansion, Hobby Lobby Printing has replaced an older press with a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 4-color press with UV capabilities. To ensure that the press is reaching peak productivity, Hobby Lobby is using Heidelberg’s Saphira Consumables and Heidelberg Assistant – an intelligent online platform of data driven smart services for Heidelberg customers.

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