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Today, individualized and personalized print products are a must and have become indispensable in many areas. Production is usually highly modern. The latest digital printing technology is supported by modern folding, stitching and collating systems.
But that is usually the end of the line. It is not uncommon for a mechanical kicker to be used to signal the stack separation to the machine operator. Or slips of paper are used to mark the separation of jobs in the feeder. The operator then stands there, waits and manually interrupts the feeding of the sheets when the slip of paper appears.
For such and many other applications and problems, palamides offers the Dynamic Separation Platform, or DSP for short.
Depending on the requirements, the platform makes use of different deliveries, mechanical and electronic modules, as well as software packages.
What exactly can the customer expect from the DSP?
- DSP in conjunction with a palamides delivery precisely stacks and separates variably printed products.
- DSP checks and completes, ejects faulty or incomplete stacks, marks and labels.
- DSP transmits all read information and the achieved calculation results to the customer's IT.
- Standardized DSP components in connection with all current palamides deliveries open up enormous possibilities.
Characteristics of personalized print jobs – to what problems does DSP have the answer?
Individual information, usually in the form of a barcode, can be assigned to a variably printed product. Among other things, these are required for separation (e.g. postal zones, language groups, etc.), for internal logistics or control (storage location, reprint order, etc.) or also for quality assurance (completeness check, completion, etc.).
Often, however, the barcode on the end product is no longer legible. Either because the end customer does not want a barcode, or the barcode disappears inside the product for design reasons. As a result, it is often difficult to reliably track the products in question.
A special requirement also arises from a potentially high production speed, such as is found in folding processes in conjunction with reel unwinders and sheeters. The processing of variably printed products "lives" from the precise separation of batches, language groups, etc. A special requirement also arises from a potentially high production speed, such as is found in folding processes in conjunction with reel unwinders and sheeters. The processing of variably printed products "lives" from the precise separation of batches, language groups, etc. This is why it is so important to have a high production speed. High speeds usually require the products to be shingled, which makes them difficult to track.
Finally, the end customer often has precise expectations about what should happen to "his" data. This includes, for example, the requirement for guaranteed completeness, the provision of delivery documentation, immediate reprinting or the merging of different individual productions.
Once the products, batches or language groups have been separated, there are many ways for the processor to improve his own processes and/or meet the requirements of the end customer or generate added value for him. Multiple possibilities arise through the MIS system or production control.
Proven components and still individual solutions?
Experience shows that especially in the processing of personalized productions, the requirements are very different. In order to meet the individual requirements of the customer on the one hand, but on the other hand to use standards that are as predictable as possible, the respective project is analyzed by experienced teams together with the customer. The solution outlined in this process accesses standard components from the DSP toolbox, but also develops individualized solutions if required.
DSP manages to efficiently eliminate the black hole that is created behind many production machines. By making maximum use of existing information, automating previously manual processes and permanent quality assurance, production processes can be optimized both actively and passively.