Offset on the floor at Printing United: the Heidelberg CX104 press

Within an ecosystem of solutions designed to take its customers’ businesses to the next level, Heidelberg’s booth at Printing United in Las Vegas featured an end to end modular Smart Print Shop.

Aimed at demonstrating customers’ potential for digital transformation across the entire manufacturing supply chain, the Smart Print Shop integrates people, process, and technology.

Felix Mueller, president of Heidelberg North America, said, “Our customers face a plenitude of issues: inflation, supply chain interruptions and a lack of skilled labour. At Printing United, we are showing how the three elements of people, process, and technology hold the key to surviving not only today’s challenges but whatever arises in the future. Heidelberg is invested in helping our customers thrive in these areas and accelerate their businesses to the next level.”

Heidleberg's booth at Printing United in Las Vegas in October 2022
Heidleberg’s booth at Printing United in Las Vegas in October 2022

The Smart Print Shop on show included the new Speedmaster CX 104, the Versafire EP digital press, the Polar N 137 Pro cutter, and the Stahlfolder 66 SSP, all connected via Prinect Production and Business Manager.

Heidelberg equipped the show Speedmaster CX 104 with IST UV and its patented, navigated Push to Stop technology. The CX 104 includes the Heidelberg User Experience, the Intellistart 3 system and a host of assistance systems. The company says these ensure short makeready times and support for operators.

Heidelberg also showed the Versafire EP with Prinect digital front end in its Smart Print Shop.

Downstream in the Smart Print Shop, print jobs are finished on the Polar 137 N Pro cutter with image process visualisation, helping operators even with complex cutting sequences. The Stahlfolder SSP uses three shafts for scoring, slitting, and perforating and combines these with folding and feeding from a flatbed feeder.

Heidelberg can help customers build an entire Smart Print Shop by connecting each part of the manufacturing process via its Prinect Production Manager. The company says this integration gives customers the ability to control and optimise their production and business processes intelligently. It adds that its cloud-based tools drive print shop analytics and artificial intelligence to make performance recommendations and increase efficiency and output.

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