Print Solutions Packaging Solutions
More than 80 participants from eight countries visited Kama’s open house in Dresden, including numerous job printers and well known manufacturers from the high quality packaging sector.
Under the theme ‘Impress with post press’, the machine manufacturer showed for the first time the digital networking of its versatile solutions via a central cockpit with the new software ‘Kama Job Manager’ – the company’s realisation of Print 4.0.
‘We connect our solutions for post press with the network of work preparation and printing press,’ said CEO Marcus Tralau. ‘The goal is a networked workflow that manages especially in digital printing the increasing number of jobs safely and efficiently – including the applications in the further processing.’
The Kama Cockpit communicates with the MIS and the machines for die cutting, embossing, stripping and folding and gluing, sends the job related data and the appropriate setting values to the machines and gives the feedback from the production – such as duration of the set up time, production time, speed, good sheets, etc – in real time back to the network.
The new product was shown with finished folders with capacity, folded cards with a dispensed sample and different folding boxes from small to large, with straight line or lock bottom.
The particular strengths of the Kama workflows include in line stripping without tools, software based set up with minimal waste and fast job changes on the ProCut 76 and DC 76 die cutters as well as on the Kama FF 52i short run folder gluer for digitally printed folding cartons.