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World debuts and new print production capabilities to be revealed at Horizon Smart Factory 2021

The world debut of several systems and innovative ways to ensure intelligent print production will be showcased at Horizon Smart Factory 2021 (HSF2021).

The event focusing on Connectable Factory Automation will be held from October 18-22, 2021, at Horizon Innovation Park (HIP), Japan.

In collaboration with leading industry companies, Horizon will create a working Smart Factory at HIP which combines pre-press, press, and finishing processes to create timesaving, streamlined production lines.

HSF2021 will present the latest technology developments from the participating digital print systems manufacturers.

They will include demonstrations from:

  • Ricoh on true book of one in-line production with zero operator makeready and automatic changeover. It will also show the production of on demand cover sheets.
  • Miyakoshi on high speed inline web press and book block creation. It will also explore the impact of efficient workflow on reducing labour and saving floor space.
  • Riso on fully automated production from unprinted cut sheet to finished book and how operator free production saves time and allows for other tasks to be completed.
  • Fujifilm on the optimization of greetings and business card production, cover sheets and more. It will also present ways to reduce labour costs and turnaround times.
  • RMGT on automated production of folded signatures palletized by a robotic arm and transported by AGV in a compact space saving layout.
  • Konica Minolta on touch free inline production of greetings and business cards, cover sheets and more. It will also detail how reducing manual processes cut costs and saves time.
  • Canon on inline touch-free production of greetings and business cards, cover sheets and more. Ways to reduced labour costs and turnaround times will also be featured.
  • Screen on inline cover sheet printing correctly matched with book blocks and an inspection tracking system that detects and rejects books.

Live broadcasts and unique online opportunities will be available for customers unable to physically attend the event due to travel restrictions.

Please register here Horizon Smart Factory 2021

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