With the aim to help converters in achieving greater competitiveness, efficiency, and sustainability while optimizing their business operations for the digital age, bel proudly introduces its latest innovations that leverage the power of technology, connectivity, and machine learning.
One of the key features of Overprint MIS is its Cost Estimation tool, which provides a hybrid view of conventional and digital production environments. Leveraging a Machine Learning algorithm and historical data, the tool calculates and forecasts optimum production proposals, comparing costs across varying print quantities for each press technology.
Overprint optimizes production planning by displaying production tasks in one main view, along with calculated time estimations based on machine learning, parameterization, and manual data entry. Machine Learning forecasting utilizes historical production data to provide the most accurate time estimations, constantly re-calculating for optimized job prioritization and gain on preparation times regardless of last-minute changes.
By digitizing and connecting all areas of the business, Overprint MIS offers comprehensive, end-to-end production monitoring in a central access point, ensuring consistent and error-free processes, and eliminating bottlenecks and human errors. Control points facilitate approval processes, job ticket management, and more, promoting streamlined operations.
Moreover, Overprint MIS incorporates improved materials management, traceability, and quality control features. It also integrates with IoT devices on the production floor, enabling real-time Floor Data Collection for valuable insights such as consumptions, idle times, and maintenance intervals. This streamlines data logging, reduces administrative tasks, and enhances productivity.
The Business Intelligence module consolidates and analyzes data from production stages, offering advanced analytics and meaningful metrics, empowering timely and accurate decision-making, and highlighting trends and opportunities for improvement.
Integrations with several ERP systems, Esko Automation Engine, and Hybrid Cloudflow streamline process management and workflow automation.
A momentous integration with BOBST will be unveiled at Labelexpo featuring real-time job ticket submission via JDF on BOBST’s DFE, automating the print production workflow, reducing time to production, and allowing precise transfer of job details. This simplifies the process of managing complex print jobs and allows the converter to efficiently handle large volumes of work.
Inspection reports from BOBST’s ACCUCHECK are now incorporated into the MIS, bringing quality control available to the users, while ensuring comprehensive quality assurance.
Visitors can find bel on booth 9A15 (Hall 9) and on BOBST’s booth 3A58 (Hall 3) during Labelexpo Europe 2023 to witness these advancements firsthand.