A&D Australasia customised a weighing solution for a leading Australian printer, Webstar to reduce overprint in some titles.
Webstar is a leading name in the print media space, printing more than 150 magazine titles, catalogues and corporate publications each month.
Aiming to improve productivity, Webstar called upon A&D Australasia to devise and implement an effective and reliable method to reduce overprint in some titles, ensuring that their print runs were consistently closer to targets, thereby reducing waste in materials, energy and manual effort.
Reviewing Webster’s requirements, A&D Australasia utilised their unique skill set of automation engineering and weighing instrument manufacturing to create a customised weighing solution.
Utilising a precision compact balance to set initial sample weights and a SCADA package custom-built by A&D TechEng, output weights were tracked on a larger 2000kg scale with real-time feedback to the main system. Improvements to the commercial print operations at Webstar were instant.
Apart from the customised electrical engineering design by A&D TechEng, this project was rolled out using off-the-shelf A&D Weighing instruments in addition to the local expertise and support of A&D Platinum Partner Precision Calibration Services (PCS).
With their local know-how and responsiveness, PCS is able to support the weighing system with ease, providing the client with complete peace of mind.
Highlights of A&D’s weighing solution:
- A&D EK Compact Precision Balance facilitates accurate sample weights for initial setup, reducing irregularities with insert materials
- A&D3000 2000kg Pallet Scale monitors the final mass output, eliminating the time and variance associated with manual counts
- A&D TechEng SCADA solution delivers easy operator interface and management feedback
- PCS provides local service and calibration support