Konica Minolta enhances automation with Auto Inspection Technology launch
Print providers looking for easy, efficient and reliable print production are now benefiting from Konica Minolta’s Auto Inspection Technology, another innovation in its Intelligent Quality Care System IQ-501.
Launched this month, Konica Minolta’s enhanced technology – known as AIT – automatically inspects every individual printed sheet and makes sure that only those sheets meeting exacting requirements are delivered.
Designed as fully automated, closed loop inspection technology, AIT detects any problems such as dirt, sub-standard imagery or incorrect page orders. Automatic reporting is accessible via a web browser and any reprints required are automatically generated.
AIT supports the AccurioPress series of production presses and all finishing modules, including books and brochures. It boosts productivity and ensures that any misprints are kept to a minimum, while cutting out the need for manual inspection and intervention. Excess prints are no longer required, which enables customers to reduce costs and generate higher margins.
The innovative IQ-501 for Intelligent Quality Care takes consistency and registration accuracy to new levels. Performing with the assistance of smart machine automation, it saves time and creates additional value for printing businesses and their customers.
“Working in partnership, we always want our forward-thinking customers to get the best results with minimized efforts, so automation and ease of use are crucial. This technology helps them and their customers to get the required results in the most efficient way as well as it guarantees only highest-standard jobs leaves the print room. Initial feedback has been extremely positive. Not only are companies able to achieve shorter turnaround times with this automated, operators find the system easier to use and their time is freed up for more important jobs. In addition, no extra print is required for estimated defects and highest reliability of all printed jobs is guaranteed.”
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation and implements solutions in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious “Buyers Lab PaceSetter award for Smart Workplace Vision” from Keypoint Intelligence” as the only vendor in its industry thanks to its forward-looking vision of the future of work and investment in innovative technology. Being a strong partner for the production and industrial printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and, in 2017, was the production printing market leader for the tenth consecutive year in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). The hardware portfolio covers light and mid production as well as industrial printing machines. Konica Minolta Marketing Services provides value added services that intelligently link print and digital marketing in an effective and efficient way. In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Through its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R&D laboratories in Europe, Konica Minolta brings innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With almost 9,900 employees (as of April 2018), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.37 billion in financial year 2017/18.
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