Our KBA Patras A integrated reel-handling system includes an option for automating the entire flow of paper from goods reception, reel storage and the on-demand supply of prepared reels at the reelstands to reel loading, stub removal and disposal. The system includes electronic controls for the individual sequences at the consoles.
KBA Patras is robust, cost-effective and requires a minimum of maintenance. Optimising paper logistics with Patras can deliver substantial savings in both costs and waste.
A modular design allows our reelstands to be customised precisely to suit your production demands and plant architecture. So you can choose any level and scale from a modest manual system to a fully automated large-scale operation. Our high-performance Pastomat CL reelstand with central drive and split arms can be embedded easily in an automated reel-logistics system. The new web is spliced onto the expiring one automatically at maximum production speed. The Pastomat CL’s beltless technology simplifies the splicing process enormously. Infinitely adjustable split arms are a standard feature of the Pastomat CL and enables it to accept different width reels for maximum flexibility during frequent edition changes.
Automatic roller locks
When actuated by push-button from the console panel, RollerTronic
automatically sets and adjusts all the inking rollers in less than two minutes. Irksome time- and cost-intensive manual roller setting, and the hours of down time associated with it, are history. Rollers set with optimum precision ensure that ink is transferred uniformly across the entire width. RollerTronic
dramatically reduces roller abrasion and thus the frequency with which rubber coatings must be replaced, thereby delivering further cost savings. It obviates uneven wear and tear arising from the incorrect positioning of the rollers relative to each other. Correct roller settings reduce maintenance costs and energy consumption while promoting optimum production conditions.
Automatically adjustable roller bearing
- Pressure chamber for roller throw-off
- Pressure chamber for setting roller relative to ink distributor
- Blocking mechanism (after automatic setting)
- Pressure chamber for setting roller relative to plate cylinder
- Module for controlling setting direction and pressure
- Much lower maintenance costs
- Less frequent renewal of rubber coating
- Better energy efficiency
- Greater process stability
- Optimum printing conditions
The flexibility of the superstructure has a decisive impact on the production options and cost efficiency of the entire press line. The web can be split into ribbons of different widths, with no setting work required. The patented and well-proven microporous turner bars are unique to KBA. Cantilevered for unhindered access and fast infeed, they significantly reduce the consumption of compressed air and thus conserve valuable energy. They are contamination- and smear-free and guarantee a stable ribbon run on a thin air cushion. Linear register rollers allow optimum cut-off register control.
Among printers today the concept of an integrated workflow from order reception to print production and distribution is steadily gaining currency. The diversity of equipment and software installed means that shrink-wrapped packages are rarely appropriate, so workflows must be customised using existing kit with the addition of bought-in components where necessary. We offer suitable tools in the form of LogoTronic
Professional, and also work closely with prominent providers of proprietary software. This enables us to offer integrated networks based on JDF (Job Definition Format).
A standard feature of all KBA commercial presses, the basic version of LogoTronic enables essential presetting data to be transferred directly to the press. It includes a CIPLink module for the CIP3-/CIP4- compliant transfer of data for press preset, with reel- and ink-data capture available as an option. The workflow is networked using the in-house hardware (server). Inkkey, colour and dampening data can be transferred to the press for presetting.
As an option the console can be configured with LogoTronic Professional, an openarchitecture production management system that supports production monitoring, the digital flow of job and presetting data, and the systematic evaluation of production data. It connects the press to upstream production planning and scheduling systems and commercial IT. This wellproven system translates production and administrative data into meaningful statistics and makes for greater transparency by capturing press and operational data.
LogoTronic Professional is a key link in the communication chain between the KBA press and the printshop’s management information system. New KBA presses can be embedded at any time in an existing LogoTronic Professional scenario with KBA sheetfed, newspaper and commercial web presses, delivering synergy gains and creating a uniform platform for all the presses in the printing plant. The database can be accessed either direct or, as an option, via JDF.
The LogoTronic component PressWatch provides management with an overview of all the jobs currently being run. Counter states, printing speeds, job data and progress, press status messages and a whole array of other relevant information can be displayed in real time.
SpeedWatch creates a time/speed diagram, similarly in real time, with which all events and messages for a selected press can be depicted. Correspondingly authorised persons are able to access this information via the Internet or the company Intranet.
JDFLink with LogoTronic professional
Interconnection of LogoTronic professional via the universal interface JDFLink offers the following advantages:
- Unbroken automated workflow (job data can be passed directly from the branch
- Access to LogoTronic professional from all connected workstations
- Presetting and repeat data provide for shorter makeready times
- More effective production per shift
- Single data input brings greater efficiency and reduces the risk of errors
- Improved cost accounting on the basis of exact press and production data (no daily worksheets to be completed by hand)
- Clearer overview through facility to retrieve all job, presetting and press data
- Comprehensive and transparent information for management