Tonejet & Rockwell Automation win at InPrint 2017
Tonejet and Rockwell Automation have been announced as the winners in the Innovative Partnership category at this year’s Innovation Awards at InPrint 2017 in Munich, Germany.
The InPrint Innovation Awards, sponsored by Ricoh, acknowledges significant advances in the industrial print industry, awarding innovative entrepreneurship in two categories: Innovative Partnerships and Extraordinary Products.
The Innovative Partnership prize was awarded for the integration between Tonejet and Rockwell Automation in the Tonejet Cyclone Digital two-piece can decorator for direct to shape metal can printing. The Tonejet Cyclone unites Tonejet’s digital print engine with the iTRAK intelligent transport system from Rockwell Automation.
Simon Edwards, vice president of sales and marketing at Tonejet, said: “Winning the Innovative Partnership Award honours the incredible work that has gone into developing the Tonejet Cyclone. This system represents a huge leap forward in direct-to-shape metal can printing, with features that enhance quality and efficiency while radically reducing time to market. However, we’re very proud to have been given this award considering the quality of the finalists.”
The Tonejet Cyclone utilises the iTRAK system to transport the cans during the print process, adjusting to the time and space required for each individual operation. This results in higher productivity than conventional processes allow, and ensures a high quality finish, according to the company.