MPS has developed new training courses exclusively for operators and engineers, intended to improve flexo operating skills, share current developments in the printing industry and increase press productivity.
The courses consist of four themes: basic set-up functions of the press; machine operation (register, die-cutting, ink drying, corona treatment, web cleaner, laminating, cold foil, etc); press maintenance; and troubleshooting. Press schematics, and advanced troubleshooting with an MPS technical engineer are also part of the engineer training.
The training courses are designed to help operators and engineers with hands-on training combined with practical knowledge. The three-day programs for operators and five-day programs for engineers will be held at the MPS Technology & Expertise Centre in Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Leopold der Nederlanden, manager of the training center, and who will lead the training programs commented: ‘Our headquarters offers an interactive learning environment where operators and engineers can focus 100 percent on training, and we can simulate an actual production setting including pre-programed machine faults to help with troubleshooting and preventing press down-time.’
Marc-Jan Goossink, after-sales manager at MPS, commented: ‘Ongoing training and education of operators and engineers is a crucial contribution to a printer’s financial goals, but more importantly it increases their motivation and dedication. In an era where it’s difficult to find and retain technically trained personnel, that’s highly valuable.’
Upon successful completion of the course, all participants are awarded an official industry-recognized MPS certification.
Goossink concluded: ‘Our in-depth training courses provide a valuable opportunity to help operators and engineers advance their skills and knowledge to a higher level.’