Dutch printing press manufacturer MPS Systems will launch at Labelexpo Europe 2017 an innovation called ‘talk to me’ aimed at promoting interaction between MPS printing presses and Management Information Systems (MIS). The new MPS connectivity technology allows for real-time data exchange and control at any given moment.
The ‘talk to me’ concept is a protocol for exchanging data between Management Information Systems and MPS printing presses, to supply real-time information required for companies to be truly productive and remain competitive. In addition to the regular MIS interface, press operators can be given access to extended ‘anytime, anywhere’ functionality via the specially developed ‘talk to me’ app, which can be installed on any Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.
“The best way to achieve maximum printing productivity is to ensure that operators have the tools and freedom to get the most out of their machines. With ‘talk to me’ we offer just that. I am confident that through constant communication with their printing presses, operators will optimize their performance and, in the process, enjoy increased job satisfaction,” Bert van den Brink, co-founder and technical director at MPS, explains.
Data to be exchanged from the MIS to press includes the customer name, press run, color sequence, tooling, material type and thickness, printing plate code and planning (job queue). Data from the press to MIS consists of the operator, printing speed, meters/yards printed (order status), waste produced (waste sheets), set-up and printing time.
At Labelexpo Europe, MPS will also display a second fully equipped EF press at the Automation Arena (Hall 11), organized by Tarsus. The Automation Arena will include two automated press lines for digital and conventional label production, from job creation through to prepress, printing, finishing and invoicing.