Heidelberg wins three impressive Pinnacle InterTech awards for 2021
PRINTING United Alliance, America’s most comprehensive member-based graphic arts and printing association, has honored three Heidelberg technologies with its Pinnacle InterTech Awards (formerly the PIA InterTech Technology Awards) for 2021 – which in fact one of only two companies to receive multiple awards this year. With 13 awards in total, Heidelberg’s Hycolor Pro, Performance Advisor Technology (PAT) and Push-to-Stop in Folding technologies stood out among the many applications from leading companies in the industry. Since 1978, Heidelberg has received 42 awards, which is the highest number of manufacturers in the industry.
âThe Pinnacle InterTech Awards recognize innovative technologies that have the potential to have a significant impact on our industry,â said James Workman, vice president of research and technology, PRINTING United Alliance. “After reviewing this year’s entries, the judges concluded that these automation-driven Heidelberg technologies will influence the future of print production – most notably by helping the industry shortage of skilled operators. will continue to face. “
Innovation in all product lines
For Heidelberg, the awards reflect the company’s continuous innovations across all of its product lines. âWe are especially proud of our accomplishments this year,â said Clarence Penge, executive vice president of product management for Heidelberg USA. âReceiving awards in different product areas that incorporate our offerings in press, postpress and personnel shows our commitment to helping our customers become more efficient not only in certain areas of production, but in all of their operations. . “
On its latest generation of Speedmaster presses, Heidelberg introduced Hycolor Pro as part of the Heidelberg User Experience (UX). With Hycolor Pro, the press uses a digital monitoring system to remotely adjust dampening settings while the press is running. Hycolor Pro reduces the workload of the press operator with its user-friendly operation and increases production reliability, while being connected remotely. To learn more about Hycolor Pro, click here.
Using artificial intelligence, Heidelberg Technology Performance Advisor (PAT) monitors the printing process, detects discrepancies and suggests appropriate optimization actions for users to improve their performance. Available in the Heidelberg Assistant platform, PAT displays benefits and savings visually via easily digestible graphs and data. PAT can even monitor the performance of individual press operators, provide recommendations, and observe if the recommendations have a real impact on performance. To try PAT for free, click here.
On the finishing side, Heidelberg has extended its Push-to-Stop philosophy in print production to its Stahlfolders. With Push-to-Stop for folding, print shops can produce different signatures or jobs of similar sizes and folds on a single pallet, without any point of contact. By automatically scanning a unique and job-specific barcode printed on each sheet, the Stahlfolder’s integrated camera recognizes the signature change and initiates all necessary measures for job changes and activates them autonomously. The operator can now concentrate on quality control and intervene only if production has to be stopped. When paired with P-Stacker robotic technology, more work can be done with less stress on the need for people to finish. To see how Push-to-Stop works in folding, click here.
âSpeaking with our customers, the lack of qualified operators is one of the issues that keeps them awake at night,â said Penge. âThese innovations were developed to solve this problem – automate processes, to help our customers be successful now and in the future. We are honored that the PRINTING United Alliance recognizes these efforts.
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