Our automation and laborsaving technologies are all designed to Assist Your Potential

RMGT’s unique technologies including parallel processing of make-ready tasks, a shorter blanket cleaning time, and enhanced preset functions for job changeover, greatly boost productivity by reducing make-ready time for multi-variety, small-lot commercial printing. 

Please contact your RMGT distributor for details of standard and optional equipment

Simul Changer*1 and Simul Changer Parallel*1, 2

Available as options are the Simul Changer and Simul Changer Parallel, two automatic plate-changing systems that can change plates simultaneously on all printing units. The Simul Changer Parallel features a mechanism for independently driving the plate cylinder, enabling blanket cleaning to be carried out in parallel with plate changing, saving approximately 80 seconds in comparison with the Simul Changer.

*1 Option
*2 Parallel processing functionality is limited in the U.K., France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Please contact your RMGT distributor for details.

New preset functions for the feeder, registration and delivery sections allow faster job changeover

A preset function enables faster air adjustment for the paper type and thickness. There is also a remote air switching function on the side lay operating side and drive side. This greatly simplifies changing the settings for job changeover. For printing on special substrates, storing the air adjustment values for each job in the PCS-N printing control system enables simultaneous presetting of all the air values for the feeder, registration and delivery sections when doing repeat work. Touch panel operability at the feeder and delivery sections has been further improved by a redesigned GUI and adoption of a larger screen size at the feeder section.

* New features include a redesigned GUI and remote switching on the side lay operating side and drive side.

Retractable coating unit* enables preparation of coating varnish during printing

The coating unit is retractable, so the varnish cylinder can be swung upward when not in use, preventing damage to the printed sheets. An independent drive* for the coating cylinder enables preparations for the next job, such as cleaning the varnish cylinder and changing the plates, to be performed while printing, and installing an SPC semiautomatic plate changer* enables faster plate mounting on the varnish cylinder.

Automatic nonstop feeder*/ Delivery shutter*

The automatic nonstop feeder and delivery shutter enable to print long runs of heavy stock without the need for stopping the press. These devices eliminate downtime and reduce sheet waste during pile loading and removal and improve press productivity.

Double delivery

The inline printing quality control system PQS-D inspects sheets during printing and automatically discharges the delivery for disqualified printed sheet piling, eliminating any need to sort out defective sheets after printing is finished.

Seven o'clock cylinder arrangement preventing the occurrence of printing problems

Printing units are configured with double-diameter impression and transfer cylinders positioned in a seven o'clock arrangement with plate and blanker cylinders. These highly reliable mechanisms, designed in pursuit of uncompromising precision and durability provide smooth and stable sheet transfer that readily supports outstanding printing quality.

Multi-mode dampening system

This system optimizes the supply of dampening solution depending on the type of image being printed, from light ink coverage to large solid ink areas. Three modes are available: the semi-AD mode for most routine color job requirements; the AD mode, suitable for print images requiring less ink; and the ITD mode, designed for solid high gloss print images requiring heavy ink coverage. Different modes can be set at different printing units, and on-the-run mode changes are also possible.

Lubrication-free gripper shaft bearings

The use of oil-less bearings for the impression cylinder, transfer cylinder and swing grippers eliminates the need for lubrication, reducing maintenance work and preventing stains on the printed sheets from oil spatter.

Stable sheet transfer by original air control

RMGT’s own advanced air management technologies. Together, each ensures stable sheet transfer at all times.

MCCS-e (color tone control)*1 PDS-E SpectroDrive (color density control)*

The MCCS-e employs an X-Rite sensor to measure printed color patches, and RMGT’s proprietary predictive control algorithm calculates the amounts by which the ink needs to be adjusted to meet the target value. The ink key openings are then automatically controlled for high precision color matching to quickly achieve the target values. An another powerful option is the PDS-E SpectroDrive printing density control system. Both the MCCS-e and PDS-E SpectroDrive are equipped with an M1 spectrophotometer*2 for high-precision measurement under a wide range of sheet conditions.
*1 Option
*2 Colorimeter capable of precise color measurement under a D50 light source
when using paper treated with a fluorescing whitening agent.

PQS-D (I+C+R) Printing Quality Control System*1

A CCD camera installed on the press captures images of the printed sheets to perform inline quality inspection, printing density tracking, and automatic register control without pulling out sheets. And the addition of a fully automatic plate changer makes it possible to use the automatic operation functions of Smart Assist Printing.

Quality inspection function (I): Hickeys and other marks are automatically detected, and the location and type of each defect is displayed. The defective sheets can also be sorted out using a tape inserter*2.

Printing density tracking function (C): During printing, the CCD camera captures images of the color bars on the printed sheets for comparison with the target density. The ink keys are then automatically controlled to eliminate any difference in density.

Automatic register adjustment function (R): The CCD camera captures images of the special registration marks and the registration is automatically adjusted.

Automatic job data sorting

This feature automatically sorts jobs and puts them in the optimal order according to the paper, color, due date and other parameters, based on data sent from the printing company’ s main system. This reduces the time required to change the paper stock and perform other tasks between jobs, greatly improving operating efficiency.

RMGT Smart Net

A workflow in which all equipment, systems, and processes required for producing printed materials are connected via network can be set up, providing powerful support for a “smart” printshop. Visualization of printing processes and support for automation and AGV operation significantly reduce the burden on staff and improve print shop efficiency.