ErgoTronic ColorDrive

ErgoTronic ColorDrive

ErgoTronic ColorDrive is an automatic colour measuring system. The motorised measuring head scans control strips printed at the front of the sheet. The position of the control strip can be adjusted manually in the direction of print.


After scanning of the control strip, the measured solid densities are presented on the screen in a graphic display. The measurements can then be taken as a basis for single or dynamic corrections of the ink key settings.


After setting up the measuring system, including calibration for the substrate white, the printer takes a sheet from the press delivery and places it on the console inspection desk for measurement. Subsequently, the proposed corrections can be accepted and transmitted to the press for automatic modification of the ink profile.


ErgoTronic ColorDrive




Technical data



Optimum control strip height / min. height1)

6 mm / 4 mm

Measurement cycle / makeready2)

120 / 240 sheets

Measuring time

10 s / m

1) Process prerequisites
2) Reference job "KBA_Ger_Color"