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Esko Expands Finishing Software Integration

And, two rebranded families of Kongsberg tables.

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With the aim of offering increased postpress output and control, Esko has regrouped its finishing equipment offerings and software platforms. Machines are now grouped into two table families: Kongsberg X, designed for versatility and creativity, and Kongsberg C, emphasizing productivity and efficiency. Each is available in a range of sizes and configurations.

In addition, new software tools include:

• Auto Tool Adjust, which uses camera inspection and digital image processing to set up the proper tool for the substrate of the next job;
• A materials database that offers advice on tool selection and setup;
• An Estimating software module that generates job estimates automatically based on production data such as substrate type and thickness;
• Integration between Kongsberg tables and Esko’s Automation Engine software;
• And a Device Manager that displays the status and queues of all connected devices; optimizes sheet nesting; and features a drag-and-drop interface allowing operators to prioritize table queues, insert rush jobs, and balance workloads between equipment.

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