Comexi Genius Board: A Straightforward Approach to Saving Time on Each Changeover


Comexi, a global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, is aware of the importance of exceptional forethought and execution in reference to printing a job. "One hour of planning can save you ten hours of execution, but good planning without a good job is useless," explains Jordi Puig, Technical Sales Manager of Comexi's Flexo Printing Business Unit, who adds "to maximize your machine’s usage, and to avoid wasting time during job changes, wise preparation is the best." In response, Comexi will present, at the K Trade Fair, a new tool that guides step by step, the manner by which to manage each changeover and machine set up during the entire impression process. Genius Board is Comexi's new solution that addresses the lack of skilled operators.

Genius Board is able to calculate the most efficient procedure to perform a job once the plant manager has uploaded the production order to the system. While the current work is in operation, this efficient tool guides the operators on the best changeover material preparation for the next job. The various components are uploaded onto the system, and the operator is able to inspect anything that is necessary, such as inks, anilox and doctor blades. Additionally, Genius Board marks the type of washing, dependent on which ink tones need to be changed.

Once the operator has verified all the components, this new tool is a guide by which the preparation of materials and components are measured in order to save time during the changeover process. Completing the preparation tasks during previous job conserves a great amount of time. Confirming everything assures that the components will be available when needed; Genius Board has a user-friendly interface that makes its use extremely trouble-free.

When the current job is in the process of completion, the operator stops the printing and initiates the changeover. They only need to read the indicated operations for each person on the screen. Genius Board provides the most efficient method to make changes for each type of work: order of the changes and tasks are assigned to each operator, from loading the job recipe to changing of the doctor blades. Each step has instructions with the objective to remember all the elements and avoid human errors. Once everything is changed according to the job, the operator can begin with the printing. This is an easy and effective approach to save time at every changeover with Genius Board.

About Comexi – 

Comexi, founded in 1954, has extensive experience in manufacturing equipment for the flexible packaging conversion industry. As a world leader, it operates six product lines, each specialized in a different conversion process: flexography printing, offset printing, digital printing, laminating, slitting, and digital services. Furthermore, it has a Service and Technical Assistance Business Unit that offers service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The company has two production plants: one in Riudellots de la Selva (Girona, Spain) and another one in Montenegro, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). There are also two offices in Miami (USA) and Moscow (Russia). Moreover, Comexi is represented in more than 100 countries. This commercial network allows us to have proximity to our customers in order to optimally respond to their needs.
Comexi includes the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre, Comexi CTec, where the company provides support and shares its knowledge with various groups involved in the flexible printing industry process.