- March 01, 2010
TAPS (Total-Automatic-Pre-Register-Setting) system is claimed unique to the gravure industry for reducing waste at makeready and changeover. Cylinders can be inserted in the press in any angular position, and through only a single control touch, TAPS starts the press, moves all the cylinders in register position, and switches the register control into automatic mode, whether it's a new or repeat job. The TAPS pre-setting procedure reportedly takes only a few minutes to read a dedicated pattern printed on the web and phase each cylinder accordingly, all completely error-free, according to the company. Said to guarantee repeatability for minimum startup waste as registered pre-setting is based only on what is printed on the web, independent of operator skill, web path configuration, and parameters adjustment. No need for manual operation or special tools.