Label Academy to host Industry 4.0 virtual master class

Label Academy, the global training provider for the label and package printing industry, is to host a virtual master class tackling Industry 4.0, in April and May. This latest in-depth learning opportunity is its fourth virtual master class.            

Industry 4.0 will be presented by Labels & Labeling editor, James Quirk, who will be joined by guest speakers from companies including Baldwin Technology, Global Graphics, Esko, X-Rite Pantone, MPS, Cerm, Label Traxx, HP Indigo, Grafotronic and The master class will also be split into two two-hour parts; Part One will take place on Thursday 28 April, and Part Two takes place on Thursday 5 May. 

Part One will provide an overview of Industry 4.0, with sessions including blockchain and data transparency, plus automating pre-press and quality control. Part Two will focus on automation of the printing process, with sessions including flexo and digital printing, automating finishing, and a case study example of the automation process – from press right through to the warehouse.
Andy Thomas-Emans, Labelexpo and Labels & Labeling strategic director, said: “In the last two years we have seen ever increasing automation of the label and package printing industry at all levels, turbo charged by the disruption caused by the Covid pandemic. 

“It is vitally important for converters, and indeed anyone involved in label and package printing production, to equip themselves with the knowledge to turn their printing operation into a highly efficient, profitable Industry 4.0 powerhouse. This virtual master class offers an unparalleled opportunity to do that, and I urge everyone to attend.” 

Speakers include Mike Rottenborn, CEO Global Graphics, who said: “There are many advantages to automation that are of practical benefit to printers and converters. I’m looking forward to turning the spotlight onto the many different aspects of this topic, from pre-press, to color to Industry 4.0 manufacturing. These master classes are one of the best platforms from which to share this knowledge with industry peers.”

Rob Mayerson, president of Label Traxx and also speaking, added: “We look forward to demonstrating how your MIS can automatically interact with your digital presses to create a connected and informed value stream.  We will show how job ticket data and files flow to the press, followed by real-time data flowing back to inform the MIS, and therefore the organization.  Watch projected completion times inform the scheduling process and actual cost data inform your decision making. Label converters no longer need to tolerate isolated, disconnected islands of automation.”

The Industry 4.0 virtual master class costs 95 USD per session.

Recordings for all sessions will be made available on-demand after they take place, with Label Academy subscribers to Label Academy Premium content online  having full access to these. 

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