Troika Systems Calls on Printers to Measure and Control for COVID-19 Stability
Troika Systems, the leading manufacturer of 3D scanning microscopes for the print industry, has called on printers to take control of their print measurement and analysis to drive efficiency, productivity, and sustainability, reaping the benefits while eliminating unnecessary costs during the ongoing global pandemic.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has placed considerable pressure on the print packaging supply chain. Packaging printers are facing a growing need to find a balance in volume, speed, flexibility and quality to meet surges in consumer demand and market shifts.
Laurie Geldenhuys, Managing Director of Troika Systems, said: “We recognise the growing burden for packaging printers to remain agile in the face of fluctuating market demands. The importance to deliver right first time and minimise waste to maintain profit margins while achieving and exceeding customer expectations has never been so important.
“By introducing a comprehensive print measurement and analysis solution, printers have greater control over their print processes, creating new levels of responsiveness and versatility,” stated Geldenhuys.
Troika Systems has developed the industry-leading AniCAM and supporting software solutions to assist printers to create efficiencies and boost sustainability within operations. The AniCAM is a quality-control measuring device that provides a 3D scan, geometric measurements, and a rotatable 3D view for a complete visual inspection of plates, anilox rolls, and gravure cylinders.
Geldenhuys added: “With the AniCAM, print operators can take control of pre-press checks for plate and dot gain analysis, roll performance, ink density, make-ready waste and inventory management. By doing so, quality control and print performance is optimised, saving considerable press setup time and cost.
“At a time when speed to market and efficiency are so crucial, and there is a clear need to ensure continuous improvement, printers must remain focused on both eradicating waste and addressing environmental objectives to maintain their competitive edge and customer satisfaction. Sustainability may have fallen from the top of the industry agenda in recent months to meet demand, but brands and consumers have accelerated the refocus.
“The impact that COVID-19 had on the print packaging supply chain brought about uncertainty in a rapidly changing marketplace. With the AniCAM, printers can achieve control and measurement to support them in the face of ongoing supply chain unpredictability.”