Heidelberg’s smartest Speedmaster put into production
From April 2020, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be putting the most intelligent and automated Speedmaster ever into series production. The completely redesigned Prinect Press Center generation with the new Speedmaster Operating System delivers Push to Stop functionality and connection to the Prinect Cloud to every Speedmaster.
Heidelberg presented the Smart Print Shop and the innovative operating philosophy Push to Stop back at drupa 2016. Further automation and many intelligent assistants has allowed the solution to be consistently enhanced and reach new levels. The new Speedmaster drupa 2020 generation and the Prinect print shop workflow will open up a new dimension in economy and competitiveness for offset printing.
With the new Heidelberg User Experience (UX) on the Speedmaster, it offers a modern and attractive workstation. In addition, other intelligent assistants ensure that the machine’s productivity potential is unlocked. All models in the drupa 2020 generation also include Push to Stop functionalities and an interface to the Prinect Cloud as standard. This enables more comprehensive navigated and autonomous printing, which increases productivity, process reliability, and profitability.
The completely redesigned Prinect Press Center generation with the new Speedmaster Operating System delivers Push to Stop functionality and an interface to the Prinect Cloud to every Speedmaster, from SX 52 to large format. Many new assistance systems, such as the Wash Assistant or Intellirun on the Wallscreen XL, turn the Prinect Press Center into a modern, attractive workstation, and allow the operator to continuously call on the machine’s performance potential.
The hardware has evolved as well. In addition to the new and significantly larger 24-inch multi-touchscreen, the standard illuminant lighting to ISO 3664:2009 was converted to LED. Instead of time-consuming tube changes, as before, switching between standard illuminant D50 and D65 with and without UV is now done simply by pressing a button.
Heidelberg automates the dampening unit of the Speedmaster XL 106 with the new Hycolor Pro. Heidelberg is introducing “Plate to Unit”, which reduces the 23 manual steps of loading and unloading of plate changing systems previously required, to just three. This is a fully automated infeed and disposal of the printing plates.
The new Speedmaster drupa 2020 generation will go into production with almost all model series as early as April 2020. All Speedmaster drupa 2020 models, in both small, medium, and large format, will be equipped as standard with the new Push to Stop functionalities and a cloud connection.