Virtual Master Class: Industry 4.0 - Part 2

  • Master Class
  • 05 May 2022
  • Covers automation of all key elements of the printing process - from pre-press to finishing - including job management, quality control and how to turn mountains of raw machine data into actionable assets.   

    Gain a detailed insight into how Machine Learning and AI will assist human operators in reducing errors and waste, and real-time machine data from press and finishing equipment via Cloud portals. Both flexo and digital printing processes will be explored; whether integrating the press OS or digital press into factory networks, you’ll learn everything you need to know to turn your operation into an Industry 4.0 powerhouse.

    This two-part master class will be presented by James Quirk, editor, Labels & Labeling, along with leading Industry 4.0 and automation experts. It is organized by the Label Academy, the global training program for the label and package printing industry.

    Master class start time in other time zones: 4pm CEST, 9am CDT


    Master class agenda

    15.05 – 15.35 BSTThe connected press: Flexo

    • Real time production data collection
    • Automation and recall of press parameters
    • Linking the press OS to factory networks

    Kelvin van den Bunt, product manager, MPS
    Lowie-Pascal Geerinck, product manager, Cerm

    15.35 – 16.05 BSTThe connected press: Digital

    • Integrating digital presses into a factory data network
    • Automated job queue management
    • Cloud-based reporting of production data

    Chris Spooner, business development manager, Label Traxx
    Christian Menegon, 
    global business development manager, Labels & Packaging, HP Indigo

    16.05 – 16.10 BSTBreak

    16.10 – 16.40 BSTAutomating finishing

    • Which finishing operations can be automated?
    • Linking press camera to rewinder control
    • Integrating finishing equipment into factory data networks

    Morten Toksvaerd, business development director, Grafotronic

    16.40 – 17.10 BSTConverter case study: Automation from press to warehouse

    • Practical challenges of factory automation
    • Impact of automation on plant efficiency
    • Lessons learned and future prospects

    George Folickman, global sales director & business development Tilia Labs Inc.