"The introduction of the Anilox QC tools from Troika Systems five years ago led to the development of the Anilox Management System (AMS), requested by printers who wanted to reduce their costs, and implement or improve management of their anilox inventory," the company says in a statement.
The AMS is an electronic record and database of the anilox inventory, with graphical data and a full history of each roll (volume, variance across a roll, depth, walls, wear). AMS can be used either for single sites or larger groups on a client/server basis. The data can automatically be acquired from the Troika Anilox QC or manually entered from other methods of data collection.
"Troika realized that many printers may want to try out the Anilox Management System and making it freely available to try on a press will immediately give a greater understanding of the benefits it provides," says Phil Hall, managing director of Troika Systems. "Having a detailed record of your anilox inventory is key to keeping costs down and managing the life of each roll. By offering the ability to record the history of up to 24 anilox rolls, we believe users will get a better understanding of the benefits of such detailed information and it will encourage users to consider adding extra modules to cover their whole anilox inventory and make further savings."
To download the application, visit www.troika-systems.com.