19 July 2017

MPS launches press-to-MIS connectivity platform

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MPS (stand 11C20) launches a communication protocol which links its printing presses directly to management information system (MIS) software. Labeled ‘talk to me’, the new MPS connectivity technology allows for real-time data exchange and control.

In addition to the regular MIS interface, press operators can be given access to extended ‘anytime, anywhere’ functionality via the specially developed ‘talk to me’ app, which can be installed on any Android or iOS smartphone or tablet. Data to be exchanged from the MIS to press includes the customer name, press run, color sequence, tooling, material type and thickness, printing plate code and planning (job queue). Data from the press to MIS consists of the operator, printing speed, meters/yards printed (order status), waste produced (waste sheets), set-up and printing time.

Daily live demonstrations of the connectivity concept will be given on the EF Symjet hybrid press and a fully automated MPS EF multi-substrate press. During the live demonstrations, visitors can follow the performance of the press live on their 'talk to me' app. MPS will also display a second fully equipped EF press in the Automation Arena feature area at Labelexpo Europe 2017.

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