Board Converting News, April 26, 2021

Esko Releases (CONT’D FROM PAGE 76)


requires cultural and procedural change at every level of the organization. Having different employee groups, teams or facilities at different stages of digital maturity can create issues, lead- ing to waste and a slowing down of the business. Businesses continue to be understandably confused by the terms, and wary of the IT overheads and inevita- ble disruption to operations. But transitioning to the cloud makes businesses more efficient, resilient, and customer focused, and enables them to differentiate, build and pro- tect. The cloud serves as a catalyst to enable innovation and to automate processes and systems. Moreover, it de- livers a raft of additional benefits - from improved security against malware and data hackers to scalability of infra- structure, both up and down, depending on demand. Cloud computing allows a business to organize for peak capacity and systems availability, while saving time and effort on deploying version updates. And with all this, it gives the operators back their own “freedom” to no lon- ger be worried about these IT challenges, and it allows them the freedom to focus on what matters most: creating added-value for the customer. Many converters grew by acquisition, and in many cas- es each of these acquired factories typically run their own workflows. Cloud computing represents an opportunity to standardize, and to make better use of specialist functions and capabilities that remain locked otherwise, such as de- sign skills, 3D skills, prepress specialisms, etc. Q) What is the single most important thing a company must do to ensure a smooth and successful transition to a cloud-based operation? A) The single most important thing must be to plan for a realistic transition to a cloud-based infra-structure. Don’t strive for completeness from day 1. Don’t let perfect get in the way of better, and set priorities – gather the low hang- ing fruit first, fulfilling the exceptions comes later. Note: The Esko whitepaper, Cloud Freedom - delivering operational efficiency, data security and flexibility for print and packaging suppliers, is available to download at Highcon Launches New Business Model, Consumables And Software Highcon Systems has confirmed the launch of new prod- uct enhancements and consumables and a new pricing model. These new initiatives will enable the customers of Highcon® Euclid and Beam digital converting platforms, to improve their workflow efficiencies to significantly reduce their costs, as well as offering a new level of cutting and creasing performance that will lead to increased product value and job profitability.


GF PUHL designs, manufactures and installs air conveyed scrap & dust collection systems for the packaging and cor- rugated industries. With 36 years of experience, USA and International. Re-manufactured balers, filters, blowers and shredders available.


Sauer provides intelligent solutions for scoring, slitting, slit-scoring, and perforating on corrugators and floor slitters; and glue tab cutting, creasing, slotting, trimming and scrap chopping on presses. New, featured offerings include FRX Adjustable Folding Rail System and G3 Scoring System: the latest proven creasing technology on the market.


Interactive website for Stafford Corrugated products and stafford Cutting Dies. Featuring online ordering of replace- ment parts. Also, visitors can automatically calculate sheet size for most die-cut standards.


SUN Automation Group® is a global industry leader provid- ing corrugated box plants with innovative equipment for feeding, printing and converting. The wide range of prod- ucts are proven solutions for increasing production, effi- ciency, and profitability. With 24/7 on-site technical support, SUN Automation is known for its great service and care. THACKER INDUSTRIAL SERVICE COMPANY Specializing in corrugated machinery, TISCO offers quali- ty-made products, support services, and more. TISCO has established a reputation of dependability, not only in the product, but in continued service support. With more than 25 years of experience, TISCO installs equipment and ma- chinery, moves or sets up entire plants, rewires and rebuilds - all over the world. TISCO maintains a full fleet of trucks and equipment to perform to your requirements, anywhere, anytime. VT GROUP www.vtgrouponl VT offers prepress services for the POP display and corru- gated shipping container industry including graphic design, optimized digitally imaged printing plates and innovative pre-mounting solutions. Our large-format digital printing fa- cility (Digital Impact) is a leading short-run manufacturer of distinctive POP displays and signage where litho-like graph- ics are preferred.


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