In the meantime, we need to switch another machine to a new printing run (special printing run for a major customer) and prepare new ink.
Last but not least, the rolls of adhesive tape for sticking the text plates must be changed every shift. One roll is able to produce around 5,000 pieces on the new Printer 30.
Shortly before the end of the shift, the operating personnel report that the robot in the PVA II machine is not assembling the handles properly. The underlying problem is quickly identified and our machine runs like clockwork again. It’s great that our operating personnel are able to resolve less serious faults in the production process so quickly themselves.
Another task is keeping the production line supplied with materials such as handles, casing, die plates, windows and pads. Moreover, as part of our daily operations, we are required to inspect two pieces in every master box we pack.
The staff working in COLOP’s Printer department can feel proud of themselves, as they have produced around 25,000 stamps across five machines during this shift.
The shift is now coming to an end and after the handover meeting – during which we discuss which orders need to be processed, any problems with the machinery and potential areas of improvement – it is time for the staff working the first shift to go home.