Esko has developed a new iCut Production Console for its Kongsberg digital cutting tables. It’s a front end operating system that will drive all functionality found on Kongsberg tables, such as camera control, machine set up, tool recognition, calibration and tool adjustments. It combines the feature set of the XL-Guide tailored for packaging applications and i-cut Vision Pro.
It’s designed to guide and support the operator, and incorporates a number of logical, user-friendly features: from its icon-based graphical interface with color coded alerts and updates, to the ability to follow production progress from a distance. Tom Naess, Esko Product Manager CAM explains: “The iPC instinctively supports the machine operator and displays colors with a meaning, which draws focus to the right area at the right time. It will change the way operators finish a job, and allow them to get even more out of their machine: they will get up to speed faster while improving the output quality. It all leads to less downtime and more efficiency – with less training or service intervention.”
It has icon-based graphical interface with color coded alerts and updates so that operators can work on other tasks while overseeing the production on a Kongsberg table. They can also pause a run, complete an urgent job or quick prototype, and return to the first batch of work for more efficient working.
The i-cut Production Console is available now, worldwide through all Esko sales and distribution channels for Kongsberg XN and V Series tables. Beginning in 2015, it will become available for most Kongsberg models, including upgrades for existing customers.