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Breakthrough automation

A range of impressive innovations will boost the performance of digital finishing operations to industrial levels. Come see them at drupa 2016!

Kongsberg automation robotics

Robotized loading and unloading

Non-stop finishing production

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Kongsberg automation board feeder

Board feeder solutions

Automated loading of board materials

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Kongsberg automation MultiZone

Multi-zone operation

Keep your finishing tables running in continuous mode

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Kongsberg automation Device Manager

Device Manager

Take control over your entire finishing workflow

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New: Robotics

Esko will demonstrate a working robotics setup for the Kongsberg table. On display, the operator will leave a stack of corrugated substrate for a robotic arm. The robot will load new and offload the finished material, perfectly synchronized with the table.

The robotics arm will use the tables’ multi-zone functionality. In a production environment specialized for point of purchase materials and packaging, robotics will reduce load time, which is one of the more time-consuming off-line tasks. Production becomes much faster.

New: i-BF board feeders increase Kongsberg table productivity

At drupa, Esko introduces a family of high-capacity sheet feeders for the new Kongsberg C and Kongsberg X series.

The i-BF board feeders increase productivity and reduce operator time when the Kongsberg tables are used for short-run production jobs. It feeds corrugated, paper core boards and plastics quickly and accurately from pallet with four feed cycles per minute in a continuous material flow. There are no delays loading boards to the table, so the table is utilized 100%.

Operating the table mouse-free with multi-zone panel button

Kongsberg tables are able to work with two work zones independently: multi-zone finishing. This is particularly useful with the larger Kongsberg tables. While one zone of the table is in action, an operator can set up the other zone by clearing the finished piece and loading a new sheet. While the operator works and prepares one zone, the machine works at the other zone.

Kongsberg automation with MultiZone

Kongsberg automation with the Device Manager

New: Device Manager

Take control of your finishing production with the Device Manager:

  • Precise production planning
  • Prioritizing jobs in the queues
  • Insert rush jobs
  • Balance workloads
  • ...and more huge benefits to optimize your entire large format production workflow

But there’s more, the integrated workflow offers an end-to-end process: from reliable estimation of costs and cutting times, over reduced set-up times to boosted throughput. Never before was digital finishing this powerful and this smart. It's the true management tool you need to run your production floor.