In a networked print factory, products, presses and tools are continuously exchanging information via wireless chips and sensors. Presses configure themselves, change automatically from one job to the next and support the operators in their work.
This goal calls for intensive networking of all business processes with both the production and the measuring and control systems on the presses. To this end, all relevant data are shared between the departments responsible for sales, job preparation, planning, production, financial controlling and logistics, and are even integrated with web-to print systems, where appropriate. Complete information is available at all process steps along the value chain – in real time and across the whole company. Management is provided with a 360° view of all company activities.