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MainPad Mobile Press Operations Tablets Launch in Pressrooms

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17.04.2019 – The first MainPads at Herold Druck in Vienna as well as at Mayer & Söhne Druck- und Mediengruppe in Aichach are now being used to manage press operations. The MainPad is the new mobile service & maintenance tablet from manroland Goss web systems (MGWS). It reduces downtime and increases convenience levels when it comes to maintenance and repairs of press equipment.

Thanks to the newly developed software from MGWS, maintenance personnel are directly supported when press maintenance, repairs, and problem solving must be dealt with promptly. This support now occurs directly at the press with the MainPad tablet in-hand, in order to keep expensive downtime as short as possible.

MainPad bundles all necessary information on maintenance and diagnostics. The alarm table of the central control console is available on the interface. The required documentation, repair and maintenance instructions can be called up using the QR-Codes affixed to the electrical cabinets, meaning they are always available, mobile, and directly on the press. Worn or defective components can be directly identified and ordered via the manroland Goss MARKET-X online store. MainPad reduces the effort and increases the ease of use significantly when it comes to press maintenance.

"The new MainPad enables me to support the team in the pressroom, comfortably from my home, when it comes to a malfunction during night production. Thanks to the access provided by the MainPad, I can immediately have an overview of the current situation on the printing press." according to Ulrich Müller, Head of Technology at Herold Druck in Vienna, where the MainPad has been in operation since October.

Any malfunctions that cannot be rectified in-house can be directly communicated to the TeleSupportCenter (TSC) with the help of image and video functions. At the same time, the on-site technicians receive remote support to help rectify the situation.

The application can be combined with existing in-house customer software, representing an operator-friendly all-in-one solution. Ulrich Müller: "We have installed parallel in-house Software on the MainPad hardware which we were already using for spare parts administration. The MainPad has become the central maintenance application for the entire printing house."

The MainPad’s available functions are scalable, customized for each pressroom’s needs, and guarantees the newest functions at any time through continuous updates to the software.

The MainPad is a central component of the trendsetting “Maintellisense Strategy,” the forward-looking maintenance technology bundle from MGWS, focused on accurate diagnostics, intelligent data, and remote & mobile functionality. Its expandability and scalability serve as an optimal gateway to the world of predictive maintenance.




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Michael Spinner-Just


2019-04-17 13:57

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