iPC (i-cut Production Console) is an integrated software suite that comes with your Kongsberg cutting table.
iPC’s intuitive user interface enables straightforward and efficient operation. The improved front-end allows operators to get the most out of the Kongsberg tables while optimizing day to day production.
Essentially, iPC is the only software you need to run your Kongsberg table.
Material is key! iPC makes it easy to setup jobs based on the material you’ll use. These settings are stored in ‘Tooling Presets’ and ‘Cutting Profiles’. iPC also comes with an extensive library of proven settings for common materials.
Plan your production better with estimation of cutting times based on geometry of the design, number of copies, tool settings... You can change settings and iPC will update the production time immediately.
iPC comes with a 'My Jobs' list with links to all jobs waiting to be produced. You can sort jobs based on criteria like due date or material. There’s also an overview of the jobs you’ve already finished.
iPC allows you to track job progress. You can monitor job status, remaining production time and copies produced & remaining.
iPC reads the printed barcode on the material and automatically identifies and loads the corresponding job file without operator intervention. The production is started using predefined tooling and production presets. When a job is complete, the production continues, starting with a new feeding sequence. This workflow enables continuous production of various jobs.
iPC uses advanced algorithms for accurate camera registration. The camera in the tool head, or the underside camera, identifies printed registration on the materials and compensates for materials with a distorted print. For unprinted sheets ‘Edge Recognition’ is available. This results in accurately cut materials.
The Underside Camera allows automatic cutting of corrugated material that needs to be produced with the printed side facing down. A revolutionary system scans the sheet and then cuts and creases from the opposite side.
iPC offers automatically generated curves for wash-outs, lead-in and lead-outs, multi passing and tool diameter compensations.
iPC also handles the Multi-Zone production: the surface of the Kongsberg table is divided into two or more zones. This allows production in one zone, while the operator offloads the finished jobs and put on new material in the other zones.
iPC takes care of the production of jobs longer than the cutting table, typically banners. The job is split into several parts with the conveyor feed between each part. iPC uses the camera to identify registration marks so it can compensate for stretch or shrink in the material itself, for distortion during printing and for inaccurate conveyor feed.
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