EP2135740B1 - Printing machine with integrated operating system - Google Patents

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EP2135740B1
EP2135740B1 EP09159531.4A EP09159531A EP2135740B1 EP 2135740 B1 EP2135740 B1 EP 2135740B1 EP 09159531 A EP09159531 A EP 09159531A EP 2135740 B1 EP2135740 B1 EP 2135740B1
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41FPRINTING MACHINES OR PRESSES
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    • B41F7/02Rotary lithographic machines for offset printing
    • B41F7/025Multicolour printing or perfecting on sheets or on one or more webs, in one printing unit
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41FPRINTING MACHINES OR PRESSES
    • B41F33/00Indicating, counting, warning, control or safety devices
    • B41F33/0009Central control units
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H31/00Pile receivers
    • B65H31/24Pile receivers multiple or compartmented, e.d. for alternate, programmed, or selective filling
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H43/00Use of control, checking, or safety devices, e.g. automatic devices comprising an element for sensing a variable
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41PINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO PRINTING, LINING MACHINES, TYPEWRITERS, AND TO STAMPS
    • B41P2233/00Arrangements for the operation of printing presses
    • B41P2233/10Starting-up the machine
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
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    • B65H2301/42Piling, depiling, handling piles
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
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    • B65H2402/00Features of construction
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
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    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H2557/00Means for control not provided for in groups B65H2551/00 - B65H2555/00
    • B65H2557/20Calculating means; Controlling methods
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
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    • B65H2801/00Application field
    • B65H2801/03Image reproduction devices
    • B65H2801/21Industrial-size printers, e.g. rotary printing press

Description

  • The invention relates to a sheet-fed rotary offset printing press with 1-n printing units in which conventional or anilox inking units and possibly dampening units, devices for inline coating are provided.
  • From the DE 20 2005 002 683 U1 is a control system of a printing press known. In this printing press, it is proposed that the control system of the printing press, in addition to the operating station of the control station, have at least one further operating station, which is spatially spaced from the control station and coupled to the control center computer. Thus, another operator station z. B. be secured in the investor's frame on the frame of the investor or the printing press. In this case, it is then possible to call up control room functions via the further operating station in the area of the feeder, and thus not in the area of the control room, and to enter commands or commands for control center functions. This allows a printer on site, eg. As in the investor, the effects of his inputs check and possibly corrective action, without the printer continuously between control room and z. B. investors must run back and forth. As a result, the usability of a printing machine is much easier. The set-up times at a printing press can be significantly reduced. Furthermore, substantial progress is being made toward one-man operation on sheetfed presses.
  • Furthermore, automation devices on printing machines are known, by means of which the setting of various parameters for printing processes can be determined and automatically adjusted. It is known, for example, in the preparation of orders in sheet-processing printing machines to determine a large number of data relating to the respective sheet-shaped printing material to be processed as parameters. This data is then automated to all in the respective printing press and by these parameters transfer dependent settings. Here are settings on the sheet feeder (sheet size, substrate type and weight), on the sheet feeder (sheet size, sheet thickness, sheet position), on the sheet transport devices (sheet size, sheet thickness), the printing, coating and processing plants (sheet thickness, sheet format) and on the Sheet delivery (sheet format, substrate type and weight) made, which can be automated in the manner mentioned.
  • So is out of the DE 34 13 179 C2 a control and regulating device of a sheet delivery for sheet-processing machines, especially for sheet-fed presses known.
    In this single sheets are attached to two rotating chains attached gripper panels removed from the machine and passed over a series of a braking effect on each sheet performing suction wheels on a delivery pile. The grippers are opened earlier or later by means of a gripper opening curve. The peripheral speed of the suction wheels and the pressure / overpressure exerted there, the longitudinal adjustment to adapt to different arc lengths in sheet travel direction are adjustable. These functions as well as the switching on and off fans to facilitate the depositing process or the pressure of other equally effective, regulable and point-effective Blasluftquellen; each separate actuators are provided with feedback of the achieved setting to a setpoint generator of a computer. The computer has each an input device for paper weight, sheet size and speed of the machine. For this purpose, it is possible to switch from manual to automatic operation of the adjustable elements of the boom. Furthermore, the storage of the manually determined empirically determined setpoint values is provided as characteristic curves in a memory, from which the computer supplies all settings of the boom for each operating state in automatic mode with required control values via a setpoint generator for the servomotors.
  • Out WO 2007/110317 A1 is a method for adjusting an inking unit of a Printing press known in which in a set-up phase with a first measuring device, a first actual value is determined with respect to a set on the inking and applied to a substrate color application. On the basis of this first actual value, the inking unit which applies the ink application is set, and during the printing process several second actual values are recorded to form an imprinted printed image with a second measuring device different from the first measuring device. These are fed to a setting device for the inking unit. One of the second actual values recorded with the second measuring device, which corresponds to the setting of the ink application on the printing material made in the set-up phase, is set in the setting device as its setpoint value. The setting device detects a deviation of other determined in the printing press of the second actual values of the set value and minimizes this deviation by re-adjustment of the inking unit.
  • From the post-published WO 2009/007050 A2 is a printing machine with a conveying of ink known. A sheetfed offset printing press has in each printing unit an inking unit with inking rollers and a plate cylinder carrying at least one printing plate, wherein the inking means of the inking rollers dosed ink transfers to the plate cylinder positioned pressure plate, which in turn from the respective pressure plate on relative to the plate cylinder between a blanket cylinder and a counter-pressure cylinder through moving sheet is transmitted. The inking rollers are turned on and off relative to the plate cylinder, at least the parking of the inking rollers and the shutdown of the blanket cylinder or forme cylinder relative to the impression cylinder is feasible such that sheet in a print job with stopped ink supply with a residual color image by means of on the plate cylinder or blanket cylinder existing Rest color are printable. Process control is dependent on pre-stage or in-line measurement data.
    Out EP 0 0747 217 A2 a method and an apparatus for cleaning a cylinder of a rotary printing press is known, which in particular for Cleaning blanket cylinders, impression cylinders, plate cylinders or cylinders form suitable. In order to reduce the expenditure on equipment and to prevent the cleaning agent at the outlet from the housing, an opening of the cleaning device is provided with an exhaust. This is separated from the interior of the housing. The housing has in its interior at least one jet device which is suitable for introducing a pulverulent blasting agent onto the surface of a printing press cylinder.
  • However, the automation options mentioned relate to processes which are considered independently of one another, so that, overall, there is a reduction in workload but no general improvement in the handling of the printing press.
    The object of the invention is therefore to further develop the sheet-fed offset printing machine for complete operational rationalization.
    The solution of the task is designed according to the features of a device according to claim 1.
  • In the following the invention will be explained in more detail with reference to drawings. It shows
  • FIG. 1
    a first sheetfed offset printing press with devices according to the invention and
    FIG. 2
    a second sheet-fed offset printing press with devices according to the invention.
    According to the representations in the Figures 1 and 2 is as a device according to the invention in each case a sheet-fed offset printing press 1A and 1B, each with a plurality of printing units 3, at least one paint module 4 and optionally further processing units in the form of punching, cutting or embossing 5, and numbering or calendering 6.
    Furthermore, as part of the printing press 1A, a cold foil unit 23 may be provided, within which two printing units 3 may be provided for transferring a metallic film layer (wear layer) onto a printing material. In this case, a transfer film is supplied to the cold foil unit 23 fresh and discharged as a used film (removal of the wear layer) again from there.
    In connection with the cold foil unit 23, logistic devices for feeding and discharging film rolls (roll new film in the film feed, roll up used film in the film disposal) are provided. Furthermore, in the cold foil unit 23, a device for automatic reel change with automatic connection of the newly supplied (wear layer is completely present) and the expiring consumed film web is provided.
    The disposal of the used film web (wear layer is wholly or partially removed from the carrier film) can also be done by means of an aggregate for shredding the film. Then no film roll for the used film web is required.
    These printing machines 1A and 1B are to simplify and safer handling include the facilities described below to allow a so-called one-man operation.
  • Accordingly, it is thus provided that these printing machines 1A, 1B should be able to be guided and monitored only by one operator, at least during the execution of standardized printing or production jobs, but also with more complex job structures.
  • First, an investor logistics is provided to supply the printing presses 1A, 1B with printing material, which consists of a stack conveyor 12 in conjunction with a feeder 14 and a stack transport system 13 with automatic stack feed to the printing machine 1A.
    Furthermore, for the conveyance of printed matter from each of the printing presses 1A, 1B, a boom logistics 2, 7 with a stack conveyor 2 in conjunction with a boom 22 and a corresponding Stapeltransportsystem 7 provided by the boom 22 in a warehouse or for further processing.
  • The investor logistics 12, 13 and the boom logistics 2, 7 so see
    • an automatic chaining of the transport of sheet stacks to a stack preparation, such as a pile turner, and
    • for batch processing, such as stamping equipment, cutting lines, binding equipment, or other batch processing equipment.
  • Furthermore, the stack logistics can be connected to a data system. The data system uses markings arranged on the stacks or the stack carriers in the form of optical, magnetic or electrically readable codes. Furthermore, transponders can be used. In this way, data relating to the contents of the stack, format, substrate class, processing state or other contents can be processed in conjunction with the relevant writing and reading devices. In this way, data for printing material control in the feeder 14, in the pre-stacking area or in the area of the stack preparation, then also in the boom 22 or in the storage area, can be recorded, written and processed. The data can be stored in one or more control rooms and retrieved to processes in and in connection with a printing press or to control with machine networks or to allow an operating data processing on the printing press.
  • These stack logics 2, 7, 12, 13 are coupled to the printing press 1A, 1B by a respective feeder 14 formed as an automatic non-stop feeder and an outrigger 22 designed as an automatic non-stop feeder, so that the stack feeder 13 and the Stack removal 7 can be done without manual intervention.
    The sheet feed can also be done by means of a roll-bow feeder. Here, a roll handling 16 is associated with a sheeter 15, which promotes the cut sheets underfoot in the feeder 14
  • The printing units 3 are designed as offset printing units and designed for automated operation. For this purpose, facilities are provided which make it possible that all settings and the supply of supplies can be made without manual intervention.
  • Provided in the printing units 3 of the printing presses 1A, 1B respectively automated inking and dampening units, which are equipped with facilities for remotely controlled and adjustable setting for Hebertakte, trituration inserts and strokes, selectable Walzentrennpositionen, variations of the duct speed, etc. There are provided adjusting devices for automated adjustment. For this purpose, the provision of application rollers (inking and / or dampening unit) to the plate cylinder or paint rollers (anilox roller) to the forme cylinder of the paint module 4 can be controlled.
    Furthermore, a controllable adjustment of wet metering rollers including their inclination can be provided.
    Furthermore, the setting of slip values of rollers in dampening units relative to one another and to the plate cylinder can be controllable. This setting can be determined depending on the pre-stage data or done by detecting contamination on the pressure plate. Furthermore, the slip values also be controlled differently adjustable for different inks and different printing units 3 within a printing press 1A, 1B. Furthermore, a controllable setting of intermediate rolls can be provided in the inking unit.
    Furthermore, a controllable adjustment of the provision of the color lifter may be provided to the adjacent rollers.
    Furthermore, the variable adjustment of the siphon strip can be provided as a function of the respective print subject. This setting can be determined and controlled based on prepress data for the print subject.
  • In addition, an automated ink supply that can be designed as a conduit system that is fed from a drum or container or alternatively via cartridges directly on the ink fountain of each printing unit 3 is operated. Likewise, the supply of dampening can be done via an automatic water supply and treatment. The automated dampening solution supply and filtration also includes the analysis of the dampening solution and a storage of the dampening system settings. It is coupled with a self-powered device for consumer water or dampening solution.
    In addition, an automated inking unit temperature control, which is designed to be controllable in individual printing zones 3 on individual zones and attacks at least for the printing units on the ductor rollers and the distributor rollers. The tempering should preferably be dependent on the type of ink, the type of ink and the respective amount of ink depending controllable.
    Likewise, a Feuchtmitteltemperierung is provided, which is coupled to the dampening solution supply.
  • In each printing unit 3, automated printing plate changing systems are also provided as so-called printing plate changing machines, each with a supply shaft for printing plates. Corresponding devices can also be provided in connection with paint modules 4.
    Connected herewith is an automated feed logistics for the printing plate supply or for coating plates, from a central warehouse or a facility for printing plate production to a printing plate storage at the printing tower or also set up directly in a respective plate exchange shaft. Likewise, an automated plate removal from the printing machine 1A, 1B is provided to a central printing plate storage.
    Such automatic plate handling (printing plate logistics) is carried out with various tools. In particular, a control of the assignment of the printing plates to a particular printing press, within the printing press 1A, 1B to a specific printing unit 3 and beyond with respect to a job to be processed is required. This assignment can be made via coded reading devices by means of associated chips, barcodes, transponders, or the like, so that the correct printing plate is fed to the correct printing unit for the particular job to be executed.
  • Optionally, in the printing units 3, the plate cylinders (forme cylinders) of the printing machines 1A, 1B are each provided with a direct drive independent of the main drive. When using such a drive configuration, a simultaneous plate change and / or simultaneous washing functions and / or simultaneous color advance programs and / or flying job changes can be carried out by means of appropriate controls.
  • Furthermore, in the printing press 1A, 1B one or more coating modules 4 upstream, intermediate or downstream of the printing units 3. The design can be designed as a paint modules or integrated coating unit on the printing unit. In conjunction with paint modules an anilox roll logistics is provided. In addition to a screen roller storage (for storage / replacement), this also includes appropriate handling equipment and an automated screen roller tension.
    In coating plants, an automatic paint supply including temperature control of the paint and / or viscosity control system for the paint is furthermore provided.
  • Furthermore, automated washing devices for the blankets, the inking units, the dampening units, the printing cylinders, the forme cylinder and the paint circuit are provided in the printing units 3 and 4 paint modules of the printing presses 1A, 1B. For self-supplying device for consumer water, detergent and water are used for washing. In addition, a roller quick cleaning system for inking can be used. To optimize the processes, such a system may be provided with an automated supply of roller cleaning paste or roller quick cleaner. The control of the rapid roller cleaning can be related to a respective printing unit. It can be considered how to set the parameters for the cleaning process. Thus, in a color change from a light to a dark ink or vice versa each another cleaning process is determined with different amounts of detergent.
  • For the cleaning of the inking units and / or printing plates of the printing units 3 and of the coating forms of the coating modules 4, it is possible to carry out so-called inking or lacquering. For inking can be under supply of printing sheet to the printing press 1A, 1B with stopped ink supply in the inking or inkjet from the printing plates inking rollers and the printing plates are automatically cleaned after a printing processes remaining ink by a preselectable number of sheets with the blanket cylinder be printed with the remaining color of the printing plate and / or from the inking unit. This allows a pre-cleaning of the printing plate or the inking done.
    For the Ablackieren sheet can be cleaned with the printing machine with stopped paint supply in the paint modules 4, the paint rollers and the paint form of remaining after a printing processes printing ink or residual paint by a pre-selectable number of sheets when employed paint or rubber cylinder with the rest of the color or Residual paint to be coated by the paint form and / or from the paint supply of the coating unit.
    The facilities for carrying out these processes can be remotely controlled with regard to the parameter selection and the execution time.
  • The guidance and treatment of the printing substrate concerning devices of the printing machines 1A, 1B are basically equipped with facilities for automated adjustment of formats and printing material. Thus, the setting can be implemented centrally in knowledge of the substrate used without further assistance.
  • The sheet transport through the printing press 1A, 1B takes place in the printing units by means of automated fan webs 18 and sheet guiding systems and in the boom by means of sheet guide paths 21 in conjunction with sheet guide paths. These also contain so-called Druckzylinderblaseinrichtungen. Instead of or in conjunction with Druckzylinderblasvorrichtungen sheet guiding elements can be assigned to the impression cylinder. Furthermore, blowing devices, such as blower tubes, can be arranged for sheet guiding in the region of a printing nip. Furthermore, blowing devices can be arranged in particular in the region of a so-called perfecting. The setting of the mentioned devices relates to the adaptation to the sheet format and the substrate thickness.
  • In the boom 22 are automated Saugwalzenantriebe or Saugbandantriebe with format-dependent positioning in sheet travel direction and transverse to the sheet travel direction depending on the Drucksujet and the mode of production adjustable. Furthermore, it is possible to provide an activation of what are referred to as sheet smoothing in dependence on the printing material class. Sheet smoothers are used depending on the printing material and are used for smoothing (unrolling, uncoiling) of, by the printing process for rolling-influenced, preferably thinner, substrates.
    Added to this is the automated setting of gripper systems, gripper loading strips, for example transfer drums 19, feed drums and the like with regard to the printing material used and its thickness.
    For the bowing on transfer drums 19, the automated setting of shrouds, for example in the form of trapezoidal sheets comes into question.
    An automated so-called format sheet adjustment is already known. For this purpose, a lower elevator is on a rubber or forme cylinder of a printing unit 3 provided by a flexible carrier material. On this several base forms are arranged at intervals. The elevator is movable in tension shafts on the cylinder circumference, so that in each case a pad shape can be positioned to the upper elevator.
  • To sort out defective copies identified by the printing or of start-up or run-out copies or for the distributed display of copies, an in-line sheet-bank 8 or in printing press 1A a double delivery 9 are provided in printing machine 1B. Thus, the ejection of waste paper after the start, after intermediate stops or after electronic detection of printing errors by means of a sheet inspection device 9 (see again turn printing machine 1B). Furthermore, the marking of defective sheets in the area of the jib or on the delivery pile can be used, for example. take place on a curved edge or the marking is done by means of a so-called strip injection device.
  • If a so-called turning device 20 is provided in the printing machine 1A, which is provided for an operation for printing sheets back and forth in the same printing press 1A, the sheet guiding devices 18 must be adapted to the fact that the printed pages of printed sheets with sheet guiding devices 18 can come into contact. Here, the use of blowing devices, such as blowpipes, can be used to support the bowing. Furthermore, the conversion of the printing machine 1A and the sheet turning device 20 from the Perfecting mode on the perfecting mode and also vice versa automated.
  • A comparison with a master sheet (good sheet) on an inspection device can determine the effect of the perfecting, since this can often be Abschmiervorgänge.
  • For the safe and smear-free display, an automated powder dusting 11, which is based on the printed matter or the sheet format, is provided.
  • The powder dusting 11 can change the dosage depending on the pressure subject. Furthermore, a powder register with intermediate magazines for different types of powder is provided, which can be selected depending on the process.
    Furthermore, an arrangement with automated end dryers 10 and intermediate dryers with IR, thermo-air, UV systems is provided. As designs known emitters or LED lamps come into question. The dryers are adjustable among other things with regard to the sheet format, the energy consumption, the lamp power, the temperature in the machine, the type of printing material, the type of printing ink, the drying state. For the purpose of control and regulation, sensors for detecting parameter values of the printing process, such as temperatures, speeds or a wet state, can be assigned to this.
    Furthermore, a measuring device for detecting the state of drying of the printing inks, lacquers or other coatings on the printed or coated printing sheet can be assigned to each dryer or once in the delivery. Based on data from a corresponding processing of the measured values, the dryer performance can be tracked or the machine speed can be adjusted.
  • Furthermore, in the printing machines 1A, 1B in conjunction with printing units 3, coating units 4, dryers 10, powder stations 11 and jibs 22 different types of suction for contaminated air can be provided.
    Here are the question:
    • Color mist suction at the printing unit / inking unit
    • Water vapor extraction at the printing unit
    • Solvent extraction on dryers and coating plants
    • Ozone suction on the UV dryer
    • Powder suction and recycling at the powder station
    • Hot air extraction and heat recovery in connection with individual or all dryers, also together
    • Extraction of contaminated air in the operating area of the boom
    • Ammonia suction in conjunction with dryers
  • The suction devices can be adjusted process-dependent with regard to the printing subjects, the printing inks used, the printing substrate and other process parameters.
    Heat recovery devices can be provided in connection with the suction devices, which supply the excess heat to the drying process or other aggregates to supplement the energy requirement.
  • For finishing or further processing, a sheet length cutter (as a cutting wheel or as a laser cutting unit) can be automatically set up and put into operation. For this a presetting is possible.
  • In preparation for further processing, the insertion and the positioning of stamping dies on a cylinder accommodating the molds in a printing unit or in a coating module can be enabled by automatic and semi-automatic changing systems. These change systems can also be used for paint plates / molds.
  • In connection with the in-line further processing by cutting or punching, the arrangement of suction devices may be provided in conjunction with the respectively active cylinder. The suction devices can be automatically positioned as a function of precursor data on the effective range and adjusted in their effect (suction pressure). The function of the suction is monitored at the suction and controlled in terms of efficiency. In conjunction with this, the printing press in the production process can also be matched to the function of the suction, so that, for example, a maximum production speed with optimum punching and suction performance can be achieved.
  • The quality monitoring is carried out by means of in-line inspection systems 9 in a printing machine 1B and / or in-line densitometry devices 8. These can optionally be arranged as a linline color density measuring and control device or as an inspection system before and after a sheet turning device to both Capture and evaluate substrate pages. Instead of or in connection with the inline densitometry device 8, an inline device can also be used for the colorimetric measurement and regulation of the print quality.
  • Finally, the machine control station is equipped with memory functions for all printing press and order-related setting and measured values, so that they can be called up for repeat jobs.
    The printing machine can have an arrangement of a central control station and also other decentralized control stations or operating devices for specific aggregate groups. The central control station is preferably provided for monitoring and controlling the continuous production process. The decentralized control stations or operating devices are preferably used for the installation of the printing press or their aggregates or aggregate groups.
  • The machine control center and the machine control are further characterized by an integration into a printer network with prepress, logistics, material supply, other printing presses and pre- and post-processing. On the printing machine in conjunction with all previously mentioned functions quick-start facilities with startup procedures for inking, dampening, printing, sheet feeding, sheet removal, waste paper feed and removal, coupling of the investor, etc. are provided.
    To monitor the printing process and the print job data, a good sheet counter and a waste sheet counter are used.
    Consumption data collection is also provided for all substances required in the printing process (eg printing ink, dampening solution, paint, cleaning agents, wash cloths for cloth washing systems). As a result, pressure-process-relevant and order-relevant data are constantly obtained, which also include faults and adjustment corrections. For accelerated availability, the data is displayed on central displays of the printing press, on the control console or the operator via an electronic goggle display device. Mobile displays via handheld PC, mobile phone or similar are also possible. Here can be both acoustic as well optical messages and information for intervention are transmitted. Such a device is in the DE 20 2007 006 079 U1 shown. Again, reference should be made to a predictive maintenance or supply of the printing press during or even before the start of production. Such indications can be transmitted by means of the described information means.
    A process which can be carried out with such a device is used in the sheet-fed rotary offset printing press according to the invention having a plurality of printing, coating and further processing units. It contains the steps explained below.
    Before setting up presses for new print jobs, the selection of a suitable press from the press pool of the press takes place in a printer network. This selection can preferably be carried out depending on the prepress data of the print job and in connection with the desired or possible machine configuration, the availability, a desired degree of automation, the hourly rate, the adaptation to printing inks, coatings and printing materials and also in conjunction with the necessary substrate logistics.
  • The setup or selection process can look like this:
  1. a) → Define the print job
  2. b) → Data acquisition from precursor data
  3. c) → Machine determination from the machine pool
  4. d) → Determine printing unit and unit demand from print job
  5. e) → Configuring the configuration of the press
  6. f) → adaptation of the machine logistics (substrates, consumables)
  7. g) → Check the function, setting and positioning data in units, inline functions and logistics
  8. h) → Start of the print job
  9. i) → Monitoring of the print job
  • The actual setup process of the printing press 1A, 1B for production start is carried out automatically using precursor data, data of the printing material, data of the current or a previously processed similar print job. For this purpose, a transfer of all process data from the work preparation to the machine control center or the machine control for machine presetting with respect to the data of the printing material, the subject, the ink and the paint used, as well as to other executable in the printing machine production options. To this end, the use of machine-specific data to optimize the print quality continues, such as the input and recording of wear levels of machine elements, such as rollers in inking and dampening, the use of self-learning programs for the color pre-setting and dampening solution setting. In this case, the self-learning programs recognize from the change of presetting data under certain process conditions (depending on the type of substrate, ink, amount of ink, subject and other parameters, such as preferably in a particular machine under certain conditions to be printed and fits deposited characteristics when similar parameters occur at a new print job.
  • For quality control during print production, automated processes are used by inline printing, ie during printing within the printing press 1A, 1B, measuring the color density and if necessary simultaneously subjecting the sheets to a defect inspection. These processes are carried out with an evaluation of solid surfaces on printing errors such as banding, stenciling, doubling and color consistency.
    The color constancy is preferably determined by measuring dot growth, doubling and pushing on grid areas.
    Color constancy is determined by integrated color control with inline densitometer and color control system
  • In connection with the color measurement and control, the automated dampening is carried out by tracking the dampening solution supply depending on the coloration and the respective operating state of the printing press and on external parameters.
  • Furthermore, quality control is carried out with regard to register measurement and control. In addition, quality control takes place with regard to register accuracy in the sheet feeder, in the printing unit and with regard to the so-called trailing edge pass, when a perfect sheet is used in the printing process.
  • With regard to the operation with perfecting 20 also a quality control is carried out with regard to the marking of sheets on sheet guiding elements (see above comparison with master sheet). In this context, the automatic adjustment of the sheet guide on blow-suction webs, suction roll, Druckzylinderblasvorrichtung possibly including an air supply station is used. This should be used in particular with regard to an energetic optimization of the air supply and the storage of the associated data.
  • Finally, there is still a quality control in terms of the coating of printed sheets with one or more paints. With an in-line coating, a coating thickness measurement is used, furthermore, in conjunction with a dryer control, a gloss measurement of the paint surface, a temperature measurement of the paint and a detection and constant maintenance of the paint viscosity.
  • Optionally, further printing steps with additional devices are provided for printing machines 1A with reversing device 20 in which printing material is printed on the front and back sides. Thus, a color matching for the front and back of the sheet done by a double inline measuring and control system 8. Here, the sheet front side is measured before the Bogenwendung 20 and evaluated after completion of the back page printing the image of the back. Farther a measurement with registration takes place for the production of an exact so-called turning pass. Furthermore, the quality control takes place with regard to smearing and scratches from the bow movements that occur during the turning operation. For this purpose, a double inline inspection system is provided, which is automatically coupled to the control device of the printing press 1A for the case of the reversing operation.
  • For the performance of the printing press 1A, 1B, it is important to provide in the printing units 3 automated washing operations for inking unit, blanket, impression cylinder and forme cylinder. These processes can be triggered by quality control of the print production. For cleaning at least one cylinder and / or at least one roller of a printing machine 1A, 1B, the support pressure is interrupted or terminated. Then, a cleaning program is started and after completion of the cleaning with discontinued print run, the same continues or carried out at the end of the production run finishing. According to the invention, the actual cleaning preparatory steps of the cleaning program are carried out with running circulation pressure, only after completion of the actual cleaning preparatory steps of the cleaning program, the support pressure is interrupted or terminated and the or each cylinder and / or the or each roller is cleaned, immediately after completion the actual cleaning of the print run is continued or the setup is carried out, and wherein subsequent to the actual cleaning steps of the cleaning program are carried out at re-running print run or during setup.
  • Again, the integration of self-learning processes is provided. These affect washing cycles, simultaneous washing preferably e.g. in connection with stack change operations and measurable conditions of contamination of the printing machine.
  • Self-learning processes continue to be used for a method for automatic rejection or for marking spoil sheets.
  • Furthermore, an automated presetting of the entire printing machine 1A, 1B including the facilities for logistics 2, 7, 12, 13 is sought in terms of settings depending on the sheet size, the substrate thickness, the Drucksujet, from the feeder 14 to the boom 22nd including the non-stop facilities and possibly further processing facilities such as punching, this being done by means of a higher-level control center complex. In this case, the presetting is additionally improved by a job presetting during a still running print job, wherein the automated presetting takes place with a storage of all data on the printing press 1A, 1B. During a print job that is still running, the data for the next print job to be processed is determined, saved, prepared and prepared for machine presetting.
  • In addition, ancillary equipment such as a sheet length cutter in embodiments as a cutting wheel or as laser cutting devices can be automatically set up with respect to the positioning in the sheet format (preferably transversely to the running direction of the signatures) and, if necessary, set to its operating position.
  • A process data evaluation and storage with storage of all process-relevant data and settings including the peripheral devices for repeat jobs should be kept ready for the machine control. The process data are treated as follows:
    • Setting values are in themselves neutral and are adapted to the printing machine and the respective processing processes by means of revision modes with optimization and / or adaptation data;
    • For special printing presses, a presetting takes place by means of selected manipulated variables. These are processed during the printing process in a control loop for quality optimization and to maintain process stability eg by monitoring temperatures and / or Roller presses and / or cylinder pressings, for example by checking the strip width between inking and dampening rollers for printing plate, also supplemented as a function of printing and cleaning processes
    • Furthermore, in this connection, the monitoring of the machine elements and operating materials with regard to vibrations and temperatures can be monitored in order to adapt setting processes.
  • Furthermore, a process optimization by derivation or recording of the consumptions or requirements of, for example, printing inks depending on Drucksujets and print runs to define the requirement of supplies to the printing press or timely triggering a method for slowing down (down-regulation) of the printing press at the end of the printing process, such as for example, in the ink supply for a residual edition.
  • Linked to this is the optimization of the speed of the printing press with regard to process-relevant consumption data and with regard to ecological aspects such as air consumption and energy consumption in heating and cooling processes. This can result in a so-called optimal operating window for the printing press. This operating window is not only dependent on the ambient conditions (temperature, humidity), but also on the operating materials (chromaticity, type of substrate), the print job (number of colors, ink coverage, area coverage, coating, special processes such as cold foil transfer, embossing, punching, cutting), machine data (Art the machine, age of the machine, drive power, type).
    The available data are used individually or in combination as much as possible in order to both pre-set the operating settings of the printing machine 1A, 1B and to monitor these settings during operation in accordance with the respective production process to be processed.
  • The available data will be used as much as possible to minimize set-up and cleaning work. This is done by feedback from
  • Consumables, such as good and / or waste sheets from a print job to a central control station, whereby an automatic production record can be created.
  • Furthermore, by automatically triggering all necessary cleaning operations on the printing press, which should also run as far as possible in parallel, saved maintenance times. This is supplemented by automatic maintenance maintenance, such as relubrication and issuing maintenance messages.
  • By setting up a new order, the production of production data from the stored data can be optimized.
  • For this purpose, the setting conditions are additionally improved by checking the printing material data in the machine before the start of production with a subsequent production monitoring, such as with regard to the paper class, the chromaticity or other parameters.
  • In this case, a further improvement of the data quality is achieved by inline verification of printing process relevant process data of the supplied substances such as paint, dampening solution, paint, water quality, etc.
  • Finally, data relevant to the printing process or data relevant to the order with regard to faults and / or adjustment corrections are reported to the operator. This can be indicated by display on an optical spectacle-type display devices, a central display or a mobile display such as a handheld PC, a mobile phone or the like. Furthermore, an acoustic message is possible. Media for transporting information to intervene on the printing press are from the DE 20 2007 006 079 U1 known.
  • LIST OF REFERENCE NUMBERS
  • 1A
    press
    1B
    press
    2
    batch transfer
    3
    printing unit
    4
    coating module
    5
    Processing unit
    6
    Processing unit
    7
    batch transfer
    8th
    Inline densitometer
    9
    sheet inspection
    10
    dryer
    11
    powder station
    12
    stackers
    13
    batch feeder
    14
    investor
    15
    Sheeter
    16
    roll cradle
    17
    sheet feeder
    18
    bowing
    19
    transfer drum
    20
    turning device
    21
    Arch guideway
    22
    boom
    23
    Cold foil unit

    Claims (2)

    1. A device for the integrated operation of a sheet fed rotary offset printing press (1A, 1B) comprising the following devices:
      - printing material logistics on a feeder (14) and a delivery (22) comprising automatic stack feeding and discharge for automatic linking with the stack preparation and further stack processing,
      wherein an automatic non-stop feeder and/or an automatic non-stop delivery are optionally provided in each case
      - one or a plurality of printing units (3) and one or a plurality of coating modules (4) upstream of, between, or downstream from the printing units (3),
      wherein one or a plurality of sheet turning devices (20) are in each case optionally arranged between two printing units (3),
      - one or a plurality of devices are arranged downstream for further processing within printing units (3) or coating modules (4) or between printing units (3) and/or coating modules (4) or in combination with the feeder (22) or the delivery (22),
      - at least one inline quality control device (8, 9)
      - a press control console comprising memory function for all press-related and job-related values, accessible for repeat jobs,
      - integration of printing press and console into a printing plant network by means of a data connection to the preliminary stage, logistics, material supply, further printing presses and further processing devices, and
      - devices for the centralized or decentralized illustration of printing-relevant or job-relevant data or messages,
      wherein the following devices are also provided for the quality control:
      - inline inspection systems and/or inline densitometry measuring device and/or colorimetric inline measuring device and/or inline register measuring de vice either with simple arrangement or with arrangement upstream of and downstream from a sheet turning device
      - inline sheet diverter and/or double delivery for discharging waste sheets detected by a measuring device
      wherein the following devices for the inking or dampening are also provided:
      - automated device for ink and/or coat supply as conduit or cartridge system
      - anilox roller logistics comprising anilox roller storage and pressure in the coating module
      - automated inking and dampening units comprising remote-controllable and regulatable settings for ductor rhythm, ink transfer, roller separation, ductor speed, ink advance programs, ink presetting,
      - automatic inking unit temperature control with zone regulation for ductor and muller, also as a function of printing ink quantity and type
      - automated dampening solution supply and filtration
      - either plate cylinder or form cylinder, respectively, with direct drive for:
      simultaneous ink advance programs and/or flying job change,
      wherein the following devices are also provided for cleaning processes:
      - automated washing devices for rubber blanket, inking unit, dampening unit, printing cylinder, form cylinder and coating cycle
      - self-supporting device for consumption water, washing agent, dampening agent and water for washing, also self-supporting, either plate cylinder or form cylinder, respectively, with direct drive for simultaneous washing functions,
      wherein the following devices are also provided for the printing material treatment:
      - automated powder application
      - automated final and intermediate dryer, as infrared, thermal air or ultraviolet dryer adjustable or regulatable, respectively, to the printing material format, as a function of the lamp wattage, the temperature in the press, the printing material type, the type of the printing ink, the drying state, wherein a measuring device for detecting the drying state of the printing inks or coats can be assigned to the dryers,
      - automated, controllable extraction of powder, dryer air, wherein thermal energy can be recovered from the dryer air extraction,
      wherein the following devices are also provided for the press control:
      - quick-start devices with starting procedures for inking units, dampening units, printing units (3), sheet feeding, coupling in the feeder (14)
      - consumption data collection for all of the operating materials required for carrying out a printing process,
      - wherein the sheet fed rotary offset printing press is embodied to control the printing material quality with regard to the printing material class, thickness, surface, printing material quality and
      to check the printing material data in the printing press, such a in the feeder, preliminary stack area or stack provision prior to the production start with subsequent production monitoring, such as the paper class,
      wherein the following devices are also provided for the printing plate handling:
      - automated printing plate changing systems comprising supply shaft for new and/or used printing plates
      - automated printing plate supply from a storage or printing plate exposure system to the printing plate container at the printing unit, which can be embodied as supply shaft,
      - control of the assignment of the printing plates to the printing press, to the printing unit, and to a print job via encoded reading devices and preliminary alignment of the printing plates,
      wherein the following devices are also provided in the sheet transport and feeder:
      - automated setting for formats and printing material thickness
      - controllable air tracks, sheet guidances with printing cylinder blowing device
      - automated setting of gripper systems, gripper pad strips on sheet-guiding drums with regard to printing material format and thickness
      - automated setting of metal sheet coverings for sheet guiding cylinders
      - automated format setting, suction roller/suction belt drives
    2. The device for the integrated operation of a printing press according to claim 1 comprising the following devices:
      - device for the automated set-up of a sheet length cutter and for putting it into operation, devices for the feeding and for the positioning of stamping die or forming die molds/sheets in the coating module by means of automatic and semiautomatic changing systems
      - automatically activatable, positionable and adjustable suction devices for punching waste
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