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Xeikon highlights automated digital print manufacturing at Labelexpo

Xeikon features unique customer service approach that aim to deliver significant benefits to label converters and their customers.

Automated Digital Print Manufacturing will be one of the key themes addressed by Xeikon at Labelexpo Europe 2017 (Brussels, September 25 to 28), where the company will feature its industry-leading digital label printing capabilities in the new Automation Arena.

Xeikon’s unique customer service approach, offered by its dedicated Solutions & Premium Services team, will take centre stage in demonstrating the benefits of automation for any label converter.

“Automation allows people to perform more efficiently and with more creativity,” said Filip Weymans, VP Marketing Xeikon. “We have all experienced the massive impact mobile communications have had on our personal lives, with our smartphones truly becoming personal assistants that can make us more efficient. A 'revolution' which will only become even more pervasive. Label converters will benefit from staying current with these automation trends to streamline manufacturing, reduce labour costs and cycle time and adopt a near-lights-out production process. This reality is closer than you might think, with some converters already taking advantage of automation that frees employees to spend time on creating solutions for customers rather than spending time on repetitive, non-value-added tasks.”

Hall 11: Demonstrating the shift towards combining industry with the Internet of Things

Visitors to the Automation Arena in Hall 11 will see two live automated, highly integrated production press lines for digital and conventional label production. The demonstration will preview how automated label production may evolve over the next five to ten years as the trend of combining automation and data exchange in manufacturing, known as Industry 4.0, continues to gain steam in the print and packaging industries.

Xeikon will participate in the digital label production line with its flagship Xeikon 3300 press with in-line laser die-cut unit, integrating solutions of key industry partners CERM, Esko and AVT to demonstrate the potential of a fully streamlined, automated operation.

Hall 5: Xeikon customer service offerings bring benefits of automation to life

In addition to its participation in the Automation Arena, Xeikon’s dedication to bringing future-proof automation to the label production process will be showcased on its stand in Hall 5. Xeikon Solutions & Premium Services offering is a unique and creative approach to total customer service, handled by a dedicated team that supports label converters in setting up, optimising and meeting all their label production needs – including prepress, workflow, substrates, printing and finishing.

Weymans commented: “This approach places Xeikon in a unique position in the industry. Our goal is to help customers start, manage and optimise their printing and converting businesses, offering a different kind of support from installation, to getting machines up and running, through to optimising existing operations. An important aspect is Xeikon’s aXelerate program, helping customers develop applications and build their business on Xeikon presses. Our customer service approach is application driven, and the market is reacting very positively to this all-encompassing approach.”

At the heart of all Xeikon’s digital print offerings is the Xeikon X-800 digital front-end. Intuitive, open standards-based and totally modular, it is capable of dealing with a large number of file formats and tackling variable-data print jobs at rated engine speeds.

Labelexpo Europe is now open till 28 September 2017, in Brussels, Belgium.

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