Kongsberg adds Caldera RIP to i-cut Production Console

Kongsberg has integrated CalderaRIP’s GrandCutServer software with its iPC (i-cut Production Console) to support the JDF export and QR code functionality and simplify file prep, as well as production automation.

The 2.6 version of Kongsberg’s iPC has been developed to help users harness the power and precision of its digital cutting solutions and get the most out of their investment. 

The software integrates with the CalderaRIP suite of print and Print-and-Cut workflow programs that provide colour management, imaging and processing solutions for large and grand-format peripherals.

Kongsberg PCS product manager Koen Van Reybroeck said, “Our iPC 2.6 is packed with a host of new features and upgrades, and we’re thrilled to have worked on this exciting collaboration with Caldera. 

“The focus of the integration between CalderaRIP and Kongsberg iPC is automation, not just in file preparation but also in production on the cutting table.

“With the integrated Kongsberg-specific output format JDF, users can now push a more intelligent file type to iPC and the cutting table. Using them in a consistent way onto the cutting tables allows the operator to benefit from full unattended production.”

This automated way of working offers standardisation in iPC based on materials and tooling presets and delivers consistent cut quality regardless of who is operating the machine.

Van Reybroeck added, “It also significantly reduces production setup time and better production time estimation in iPC at the table or iPC Prep Station.

“Preparing jobs in CalderaRIP and adding a barcode or QR to the print file helps speed up the production process. 

“iPC can now scan, open and run automated productions with a stack or roll of different jobs, with each given a unique printed barcode that will identify and open the jobs, without operator intervention.”

Caldera head of product Arnaud Fabre added, “The integration with Kongsberg iPC will allow all our joint users to save time and focus on more creative tasks – adding more value to their products and services.

“We are proud to be part of our customers’ digital transformation by automating their printing and cutting workflows with class for over 30 years. Kongsberg is a global market leader, and we look forward to bringing more value to our customers through our future joint developments.”

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