Development of the total automation system for print density and colour registers

Tapio Lehtonen, Raimo Launonen, Veli-Matti Nokso-Koivisto, Kimmo Simomaa

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    In the paper a description and experiences of the use of a new computerized automation system for heat-set offset presses are given. The system, called PRINTA, has been developed by a Finnish firm, Altim Control Oy, in cooperation with the Technical Research Centre in Finland (VTT). The new control and monitoring system includes adaptive presetting according to a plate scanner, press-running sequences, closed loop control of inking, as well as colour folder registers, remote control by means of keyboards, and color video terminals with finger-point display and production-reporting system. The system is easily configured for the needs of a particular printing house. Two of the systems have been delivered for production printing. The sensors for the closed loop control of the inking and register together with the control-theory background for printing press control have been based on the research work at VTT. The results of this research have been reported in several earlier TAGA meetings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTAGA '87 Proceedings
    ISBN (Print)978-999-111-201-5
    Publication statusPublished - 1987
    MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
    EventTAGA '87 - San Diego, United States
    Duration: 29 Mar 19871 Apr 1987


    ConferenceTAGA '87
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Diego


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