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Maintellisense, the intelligent system platform delivers better overviews and increased efficiency in print operations

09.10.2019 – The digital transformation with Big Data, Smart Data, AI, Machine-Learning or Neuronal Networks, just to mention a few promising technology fields, is profoundly altering the daily production routine in the printing sector. But how can Printing houses benefit concretely from this situation? Maintellisense, the in-house developed service platform from manroland Goss provides the appropriate answer.

The combination of the terms Maintenance, Intelligence and Sense, shortened to Maintellisense, embodies the understanding of the web offset specialists from Augsburg of Service Solutions 4.0, in just one word. The focus of Service today lies in the development of practicable applications for the Next Generation, which optimise the production processes via the deployment of intelligent technologies, increase the systems efficiency and thereby sustainably reduce the total costs.

Retrofits keep printing presses "young" and equip them for the future demands in the print business. On the one hand they increase press availability and service life, and on the other hand they bring automation up-to-date, technologically. If the availability of older technology can no longer be guaranteed, but at the same time efficiency must be increased, then a retrofit is the correct decision. It leads to higher production quality and fewer downtimes in that the technical equipping of the system is modernised.

In the shrinking newspaper markets, development is naturally tending more towards retrofits. Fusions of Printing houses seem to be a daily occurrence. Thereby the willingness to invest in a press with a twenty year production cycle per se, is correspondingly limited. A very popular retrofit, which has become established on the market in this regard, is the replacement of old electrical components and simultaneously the installation of a modern diagnostic or reporting system.

However the complete upgrade does not have to be carried out all in one go. A large retrofit is also a certain investment and sometimes it is enough to make sub-areas fit for the coming years, step-by-step. This is where the Smart Retrofit Solutions model from manroland Goss comes in because it is oriented towards all Newspaper houses that are planning in shorter cycles. Smart Retrofits can be, for example, the virtualisation of the PPM Server or the control console, including the adoption of the latest control console screens and functions coming from new press business instead of a complete replacement of Hardware, a step-by step DC drive retrofit instead of re-equipping the entire system in one go, the possibility to re-equip the unit controller assembly unit by assembly unit according to the customer's wishes or (and this is the latest from the house of manroland Goss) a retrofit of the Siemens Masterdrive MotionControl drive technology, which is currently being redesigned for partial retrofits, enabling a significantly more economic upgrading.

These and many more smart "Anti-Aging" offers as well as the consistent development of solution methods tailored to individual customer requirements make manroland Goss todays Number 1 specialist in newspaper printing.




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Michael Spinner-Just


2019-10-10 14:06

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