Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 69

manroland Wins German Innovation Award

November 23, 2010
By

On November 18, manroland's AutomaticPlateLoading (APL) took first prize in the Print Technology category of the German Printing Industry Innovation Awards, held in Stuttgart.

manroland states that a key push behind the development of its APL system was to help newspaper printers deal with the growing trend of split runs, which naturally creates a production environment in need of fast plate changing.

"We oriented our features totally on market and customer needs," said manroland CEO Gerd Finkbeiner. "Receiving this award from industry specialists shows that our products meet printing companies' requirements exactly."

The APL system uses a 4-axis robotic arm built by the KUKA Robot Group, which has a positioning accuracy of 0.01 millimeters. The robot was co-developed by the KUKA Robot Group and integrated by manroland in the APL system. Today, more than a dozen autoprint newspaper presses with well over 150 APL robots have been ordered.


Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Subscription Centre

 
New Subscription
 
Already a Subscriber
 
Customer Service
 
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

Latest Events

Asia Print Expo 2019
February 21-23, 2019
Graphics Canada 2019
April 11-13, 2019
Print 19
October 3-5, 2019
Printing United 19
October 23-25, 2019

Marketplace


We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.