Lucerne, Switzerland – 2 March 2023 — At Hunkeler Innovationdays 2023, Hunkeler AG has announced a partnership with SpencerMetrics LLC in support of their customers. Hunkeler, a leading supplier of automated finishing equipment, is demonstrating live integration of the Hunkeler Data Capture (HDC) module with the SpencerMetrics CONNECT® solution during the Hunkeler Innovationdays event, which is being attended by about 6,500 industry participants in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Recognizing the need for Digitization of data and Next Level Automation, Hunkeler developed the Data Capture module to facilitate Industry 4.0 initiatives for their customers. The SpencerMetrics partnership enables a bridged solution across multiple vendors and technologies in Print and Finishing applications. SpencerMetrics is a leading software provider for the collection, processing, analysis, and display of production and efficiency metrics across vendors. Machine operating data collected from Generation 8, POPP6/7 modules and the Book Sorting Module from the new Smart Logistics Brand can now be integrated with SpencerMetrics CONNECT software through Hunkeler Data Capture to monitor and improve equipment Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
Next level automation and the collection of accurate, operational data provides real-time information and clear, concise analyses and visualizations, allowing for quick corrective action as needed. Users can address productivity issues such as equipment uptime, operator and workflow efficiencies, process improvements, etc., all of which contribute towards improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and a high return on investment (ROI) without the need for additional resources.
“We’re very excited about this Hunkeler partnership because integration with the Data Capture system enables us to further improve data collection and analysis to our clients’ unique and diverse shopfloor environments”, said Vishal Sahay, Executive VP of SpencerMetrics. “The Hunkeler partnership enhances our ability to provide a comprehensive end-to-end offering that provides industry-leading technology for data collection and cutting-edge analytics, in turn enabling cost reductions and increased profitability.”
About SPENCERMETRICS LLC
CONNECT is an enterprise-grade platform that collects accurate multi-vendor machine data as well as shop floor knowledge; merges and analyzes the data in real-time and visualizes detailed information and robust reports that allow users to make data-driven decisions to increase efficiency and optimize workflow and machine utilization. This vendor-neutral solution works with post-print production equipment. It is designed for ease-of-use, providing operational insight and enabling shop managers and owners to better control their investments in machines, labor, and overhead in order to maximize their ROI.
About HUNKELER AG
We all live in the age of digital information. And yet print is still very much alive and universal, shaping our culture as a dynamic medium to inform, communicate, persuade, and delight. For over 100 years, Hunkeler has stood for innovative solutions in the printing industry. Anyone who combines digital printing and paper finishing knows our name. Thousands of successfully installed solutions worldwide prove our role as a technology leader. In this long time, our claim has transformed into a promise:
Those who place their trust in Hunkeler get Excellence in Paper Processing.