Fujifilm and Inca launch robotic automation options for flatbed
Fujifilm and Inca Digital announced the introduction of robotics technology for the automatic loading and unloading of media for the large format Onset X HS range.
The automated technology will assist with long run production, while cutting job changeover times and reducing the need for manual intervention between runs.
Utilising Dual Flex and High Five robotics, the range includes a semi-automatic (manual load and automatic take-off) configuration and a fully automatic loading, take-off and stacking system, designed specifically to handle flexible and difficult materials, such as unconditioned corrugated board.
"The new automation options available with the Onset X HS range are the result of close collaboration with our current Onset X customers," said Matt Brooks, Head of Products & Solutions at Inca Digital. "Longer run, full automation is becoming more and more common, and with the introduction of highly sophisticated robotic arms from ABB and Inca's uniquely designed sheet pick-up technology, our Onset X customers can now produce extremely high volume, high quality print work in even less time. The ultra-high productivity and rapid job changeovers optimise production levels like never before."
There are four automation options for the Onset X HS range - the 3/4 semi-automatic system, a fully automatic material loading system, a fully automatic handling system for unconditioned corrugated board, and a fully automatic handling system with integrated flexible loading.
"Fujifilm has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Inca Digital since the two companies together pioneered the world's first wide format UV inkjet printers in 1999," said Kevin Jenner, European Marketing Manager, Fujifilm Wide Format Inkjet Systems. "The Onset X range has been setting the standard for quality and productivity in the sector for some years now and we're delighted to be able to offer our customers yet another step up in speed and efficiency."