Fujifilm, occupying an enlarged stand  at drupa 2024, in space vacated when Xerox pulled out, will highlight its Automation system to give customers the option to upgrade their high end Acuity Hybrid wide format machines with a fully automated solution.

fujifilm acuity hybrid automationThe robotic unit allows a single operator to run the machine and facilitates a pallet-to-pallet process for rigid substrates.

Fujifilm Business InnovationThe robust system, which was designed to support and speed up production lines, comprises a loading option to feed rigid substrates onto the printer and an unloading system to unload material from printer to pallet. It can be set to deliver full or half automation.

The system has four lanes and allows four rows of material to be printed simultaneously. Each lane has two suction arms to pick up materials and a vacuum that can be adjusted to carry a variety of substrates and surfaces with different weights. There is also an optional ionization unit which removes unwanted static from substrates that are typically challenging to print on.

The automation system’s user-friendly GUI seamlessly communicates with the printer while allowing the operator to continuously monitor the materials being handled. The automation unit includes a specially designed latching system, patented by Fujifilm, which enables it to be quickly connected to the printer.

In addition, for use with a hybrid printer such as the Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED, it has a feature on each side of the doors allowing easy access to the roll system. This feature facilitates an efficient changeover when using a hybrid printer – from roll-fed to flatbed, for example – maximising its functionality and versatility.Fujifilm stand drupaFujifilm's 6 stands at drupa occupy a substantial part of Hall 8b, at 2,420 sqm

Fujifilm strives to ensure the longevity of its partnerships. The automation system was therefore designed to support the growth of its customers’ printing businesses and is compatible with current and upcoming technologies in the Acuity Ultra Hybrid range.

At drupa 2024 (stand A02, hall 8B), Fujifilm Group will showcase this exceptional technology, demonstrating the unloader function on a brand new machine. Customers will be able to see the system in action while Fujifilm highlights to the market how adding this technology to daily production lines can increase uptime, streamline processes and generate more business.

In other Fujifilm news, the company has announced that  its Graphic Systems division will be merged wholly into Fujifilm Business Innovation, a business formed out of the terminated Fujixerox joint venture.


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