Rotec sleeves for Fischer & Krecke’s “smartGPS” system are equipped with a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip and a register sensor, enabling users to record and archive relevant data including actual print diameter and the actual job design. The data is then recalled in the printing unit, where the printing sleeves are moved automatically into the exact register and impression setting. As the traditional press proof is no longer required, material usage and set-up times are significantly reduced with extremely high register. The sleeves come in wall thicknesses up to 100 millimeters (mm) and in lengths up to 4,000 mm.
‘Smart' sleeves reduce set-up times, improve register
April 1, 2009