Paper Converting Machine Company Printing Technologies

Enercon Interviewed Rodney Pennings, Director of Sales at PCMC

Enercon’s corona treater power supplies and treater stations are integrated with leading OEM printing press manufacturers to ensure reliable performance. Read on for the latest technical advancements from the PCMC team.

What options do you have for remote support of your customers?

PCMC’s Accelerate Live uses a mobile app to create a fully collaborative live environment with an instant audio/video connection between the customer facility and our PCMC technicians and engineering experts.

Through the use of a simple tablet, both participants can draw in a relative 3D space to facilitate the troubleshooting and diagnostic process. PCMC developed this app to connect in industrial facilities with low-bandwidth Wi-Fi. It is a subscription-based service that works through a PCMC-provided kit that includes a tablet, a case, and noise-canceling headphones.

Our Accelerate Online provides remote troubleshooting support for our customers’ PLCs, drives and operations. We utilize Secomea units via secure network access to log into controllers and monitor the current state of program logic, drives and motors.

While equipment is running, we observe the current state and ensure logic is working as expected. This enables our team to help our customers troubleshoot on site and get their equipment running efficiently. And, the extensive security measures offered by Secomea provide peace of mind to our customers who know their data is safe. The true power of data is in putting it to work for you.

PCMC’s Accelerate Monitoring service provides the insights and recommended actions to enable your team to take productivity and efficiency to the next level. Through the use of cloud-based data, our easy-to-understand dashboards enable customers to leverage IoT technology to get a real-time view of their machine’s output and performance. When you pair this up with our knowledgeable team of experts, who can take a deep dive into this data and make recommendations for service or adjustments, you’re poised for success and protecting the long-term performance of your equipment.

Our engineering team works extensively with leading OEMs of printing equipment to ensure Enercon’s reliable corona treatment technology enables proper ink adhesion. PCMC recently shared some of their newest product developments so we could share with visitors to our website.

What are some of the latest printing technologies that you have introduced?

Rewinder for Tough-to-Run Films
Running thinner and sustainable material presents a unique set of challenges for flexographic printers. That challenge is what drove PCMC’s new innovative center surface rewinder. It handles tough-to-run materials like cling film, stretch PVC, extensible substrates and light gauge shrink films with ease. Its lack of turreting in roll-to-roll transfers eliminates waste from unstable materials. The new rewinder is an available option on the Fusion C flexographic press.

Anilox Roll Cleaner
One of the biggest variables in the flexographic printing process is the quality of the anilox roller. When anilox cells perform at correct volumes, it allows for better color matching and print repeatability—saving time, ink and waste. That is why PCMC developed the Meridian Elite laser anilox cleaner. Its patented laser technology deep cleans engravings of any line screen without increased surface temperature or hot spots. The fastest cleaning cycles in the industry along with smart and connected features help keep printers and converters operating at peak efficiency. The Meridian Elite was awarded with two monumental industry awards – the 2020 FTA Technical Innovation Award and the 2020 Label Industry Global Award.

PCMC ION Digital
PCMC’s new ION digital conversion system allows printers and converters to add variable data features to their business portfolio while utilizing their existing printing assets. The ION digital conversion system is available for many different platforms including labels, folding cartons, wide web packaging and other specialty printing markets.

The system eliminates costly setup expenses and reduces waste by improving changeover times on shorter runs. Powered by Memjet’s drop on demand (DoD) thermal inkjet technology, each print head contains 70,400 print nozzles firing more than 3 billion dots per second. The new aqueous pigmented ink-set offers a durable, light-fast solution to your digital print needs.


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