As mentioned in Pricing, we can
operate under a fixed bid, service contract or time and materials
basis. Whatever suits your requirements best. Some specific services we
provide are listed below, followed by example projects.
|Production Line Integration
||Bar Code Printer Service
|Repair of Data Collection Devices
||Work Area Layout
|Inserting Machine Service
||Mailing Equipment Design
|Laser Printer Repair
||And much, much more . . .
The projects we've chosen to list
here were selected to give you a flavor for our work ethic and the types
of creative solutions we provide. No effort was made to select a project
from each of our categories. Who'd want to read "We maintained the network
cabling for a 300,000 square foot facility"?
Xerox Paper "Forcing"
On both the old 4050 LPS printers, and the newer Docutech
printer lines, we have worked with Xerox technicians to allow a customer
to print pages that are 6" by 13". On the 4050's, this is out of spec.
both ways. On the Docutechs, they have a 8.5" minimum paper width.
We also made this work on their GBR folder
(7" min width) and worked with our BrainBridge and DataRide brethren to
assist the customer in programming 2-up data streams, and integrating the
printers into their network.
All of these changes were made without
taking anything away from the printer's capabilities, and operator setup
is no more complicated than loading the paper.
This device started life as a Bell and
Howell hi-cap sheet feeder (a vacuum fed, high capacity folder). As such,
it had no local intelligence, and was useless without the inserting machine.
We stripped the B&H electronics off it, and gave it a PLC. It can
now be rolled around the plant providing folded insert services at the
point of need.
It has operator selectable multi-sheet
feed, miss and double detection, production tracking, host machine stop
capability and full operator control from either a tethered remote (feed,
stop, etc) or a control panel (adjust delays, turn miss detect off, etc).
It's become almost a GBR!
A customer wanted to increase their production
speed, and lower their costs, when printing mailing labels on their Zebra
bar code printer. We make a device that allows them to split their 4" x
3" label stock into two or three parts. These are then wound separately
on the same rewinder. The BrainBridge division helped the customer write
the code to control the label printing.
The Break Buffer
Scitex 5120 inkjets have the ability to control a stacker
based on control codes in the data. The problem with the Scitex control
is that it only remembers one break at a time. If there are 10 pieces between
the printhead and the stacker, and you hit the stacker on a piece, followed
by another hit 6 pieces later, the printer will forget the first break.
Scitex sells a device to address this.
The last time we checked, theirs cost $3500. We developed one that we sell
for $1000. With adapters, ours can control any output from any input. It
is limited to 15 pieces buffered at a time, but the units can be daisy
chained, and there are other ways to extend its "reach" too. For example,
if your minimum stack is 6 pieces, you can tell your device that the stacker
is 5 pieces away, between the two devices, you now buffer 20 pieces.
This device is similar to the FrankenFolder
in that is has a simple "run time" control set (on/off, reset), and an
operators panel for setup. It can also provide a "pass through" for the
Scitex machine stop signal. As it is PLC based, it can be readily
customized to suit your needs.