BEIL announced as the official system partner of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA)

BEIL Registersysteme GmbH: Technology leadership for the future

Landshut, (PresseBox) - At this year’s IFRA Expo, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) will present a novel automated plate logistics concept under the name of KBA PlateTrans, a concept jointly developed with BEIL Registersysteme GmbH. At the same time, BEIL will officially be introduced as KBA’s new partner. As a modular automated building block, the plate transfer system between the CTP pre-stage and the printing machine will increase the productivity and efficiency of high-end newspaper production.

The machinery of modern newspaper printing shops can roughly be divided into three segments: the fully automated CTP pre-stage in which data is exposed on the printing plates, the fully automated printing machine in which the data is printed in color on paper, and, the most manual transport system in between, which has existed in this form for many years. BEIL Registersysteme GmbH, based in Abensberg (Germany), has set itself a clear goal: To enhance the efficiency reserves present in the manual transport system, to increase productivity in newspaper print and to shorten the time required between the release of data for exposure and the printing of the newspaper.

From the first ideas a few years ago, a modular building block concept was developed for an automated system that is easily and flexibly added to almost all CTP pre-stages and printing machines. The plate transfer system is an individual building block that, given the continuous development of large printers, is easily adaptable to changing system environments and thereby guarantees long-term investment security.

As a producer of large printing machines, Koenig & Bauer AG has taken the plate logistics system developed by BEIL and adapted it to its compact rotation Cortina and Commander CT. Koenig & Bauer AG’s decision was based on the fact that, with regard to the newspaper printers’ future requirements, media and wage pressured companies in- and outside of Europe are increasingly looking for the necessary flexibility and deciding in favor of highly automated, compact systems.

More information regarding the new printing machines with the BEIL plate logistics system will be shared by KBA at the IFRA Expo Press Conference on October 12th at 1.30 p.m. in the ‘Schubert4’ room at the Vienna Conference Center.

BEIL Registersysteme will be located at the IFRA Expo in Hall B, Stand 710. KBA is located next door at Stand 610.

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<<Company Profile Koenig & Bauer AG >>
Since 1817 the oldest printing machine factory has been located in Würzburg, Germany. Today, almost 2000 employees work here to build newspaper and commercial rotations. On a global basis the company employs around 7200 employees, 5600 of which are based in Germany. Compared to all printing machine producers, KBA offers the widest program for volume and niche markets, with a turnover of 1,5 billion Euro. The 192-year-old company is renowned for its focus on innovation and customer service. With a market share of around 40% Koenig & Bauer is the leading global supplier of newspaper printers, and the global number 1 for bank note printing systems, large format sheet offset machines, specialized machines for metal sheet print, and electronic data carriers.

<<Company Profile BEIL Registersysteme GmbH>>
Since 1981 BEIL Registersysteme GmbH is the trusted system partner for leading printing machine manufacturers and quality-oriented printing companies for the punching and bending of printing plates. Whether hand-operated or fully automatic, the ISO-9001 certified company offers optimal and affordable solutions for all requirements.

The company headquarters are located in the Lower Bavarian asparagus metropolis of Abensberg, about 30 km south of the old imperial city of Regensburg. Approximately 65 employees work on a 6,500 square metres production site with over seventy state-of-the-art manufacturing machines and processing centres. Another 30 staff members are employed in foreign subsidiaries, and the owner-managed company exports 90% of its products to more than 185 countries.
Sustainability is an integral part of BEIL’s business philosophy. Not only are materials, energy and resources used responsibly, but earnings also remain within the company to enable further investments and to secure long-term future employment. BIEL has set itself a clear goal to receive ISO 14001 (environmental management) certification by 2010.

BEIL Registersysteme GmbH is a member of the Micro Systems Technology Cluster, Landshut.

Linking enterprises with the reserach centres of the Universities of Applied Sciences is the core task of the Micro Systems Technology Cluster. We are a competent, neutral and independent coordinator specialising in the support of SMEs in order to sustainably strengthen their competitiveness and innovative power by cross-diciplinal cooperation.

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