Robotization solutions for Arizona flatbed printers

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Robotization solutions for Arizona flatbed printers

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Say hello to MAXX, a completely robotised workflow solution for the Arizona 6170 XTS, Arizona 6160 XTS High Flow Vacuum or the Arizona 2200 XT flatbed printers. These printers can also be combined with the Zünd cutting table and Canon ProCut software in a seamless, unattended process. In customer situations where there is a clear need to get the maximum output within given time, space and cost constraints we see a growing need to add automation via robots.

Robotisation benefits

Maximise production Maximise production

Maximise
production

Maximizes usage of your production devices. Facilitate unattended printing and/or cutting, 24/7

Attract new customers Attract new customers

Attract new
customers

Address new customers with new applications in higher volume areas with shorter lead times

Increase profitability Increase profitability

Increase
profitability

Save costs, increase profitability. Rises competition edge

Employee satisfaction Employee satisfaction

Employee
satisfaction

Increase employee satisfaction by optimal usage of individual competences. Optimise usage of your labor

Elwe case study

Elwe special promotions has recently installed its first robotised Arizona media (un-)loading solution, offering true print automation. The robot and printer can work autonomously, enabling continuous production. This allowed Elwe to save 4,5 FTE with 24/7 production.

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Van Vliet case study

Van Vliet Printing specializes in creating complex cardboard products such as display stands, packaging and 3D decoration. This requires a lot of materials handling – from stock to printer, from printer to cutter. Our robotised solution helped them to increase productivity and reduce production times.

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How it works

We can offer solutions for printers, printers in combination with cutters and cutters only. So the choice is yours. Our combined printer and cutting solution works like this:

It's integrated by Canon’s partner and robotisation specialist Rolan Robotics and picks unprinted media from a pallet adjacent to the Arizona flatbed printer and places it in a registration and turning station which registers the media both horizontally and vertically. The robot subsequently withdraws the media and places it with accurate registration on the empty flatbed for printing. If the substrate is to be printed on both sides, the robot returns the media to the turning station and then re-places it on the flatbed to print the second surface.

When printing is finished, the robot transfers the printed media to the Zünd cutting table. The ProCut software processes the finishing instructions and sends a command to the cutter, without the need for operator intervention. After cutting, creasing or kiss cutting, the robot can either take all materials from the cutter or, alternatively, lift the finished product(s) from the cutter and transport waste to a container for disposal or recycling. The workflow can also identify repetitive jobs, removing the need for job identification and registration for each individual job. This enables the cutting solution to start cutting automatically as soon as the media is placed on the cutting table.

Robotised solutions

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Cutting solution

A robotised stand-alone cutting solution

Cutting solution

Printer solution

A robotised stand-alone printing solution

Printer solution

Printing and cutting solution

An integrated robotised printing and cutting solution

Printing and cutting solution

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Canon Flatbed printers

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Touchstone

Touchstone

An elevated printing solution with applications in digital wide format graphics, décor and packaging.

Zünd cutting table

Zünd cutting table

Versatile flatbed cutter for display graphic productivity.

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