x

the-grey-elephant.com uses cookies to give its readers the best website experience. In addition, some cookies are also set by third party services. Further information can be found in the privacy policy.

REQUEST A DEMO

Please fill out name
Please fill out company
Please enter a valid e-mail address
Please enter a valid phone number

BEST TIME FOR CALL

COMMENT

Bitte einen Eintrag aus der Liste wählen.
Vielen Dank! Ihre Anfrage wurde erfolgreich gesendet.×
Opps! Da ging etwas schief... Ihre Anfrage wurde nicht gesendet.×

BRAIN4TOOLS

Your tool-brain for packaging printing

Hardly any packaging printing company today knows what different printing tools such as plates, gravure cylinders, die or embossing tools, it already has in stock and which it still has to be produced. As a result of this, many tools are made multiple times, causing unnecessary costs.

Brain4Tools is your digital guidebook and memory for all your printing tools. The Industry 4.0 software saves your tools and compares new print jobs with already existing tools in the archive. In doing so, it compares no manually stored parameters and inaccurate descriptions, but instead directly compares the contents of the print forms, thus providing maximum efficiency with minimal effort.

 

20 PERCENT SAVINGS POTENTIAL

  • Example Flexo printers

    25 plates per day

    75€ cost per plate

    20% saving of flexo plates through recognition and usage of existing plates from the flexo plate archive


    93.000€ savings per year

Even with medium-sized companies, it is not uncommon for thousands of printing tools to accumulate over time. No employee can keep track of this. All the better, Brain4Tools will do this for you. The combination of smart storage and independent archive search saves you not only time, but also cash. Brain4Tools provides you with up to 20% cost savings in tool making.

APPLICATION EXAMPLES

    • Application A

      In the course of its cost and benefit optimization, a company wants to produce as few plates, gravure cylinders, punching or stamping as possible. However, since new print jobs always require new printing media, the question arises as to which existing tools can be used.
      With Brain4Tools, this question can be answered quickly and easily. The software comparison with algorithms the required and existing tools and thus offers optimal utilization of your archive inventory.

    • Application B

      In order to calculate a possible order efficiently, it is important for a company to know its own tool stock. By avoiding unnecessary duplicates, you can create a cheaper offer than the competition.
      Brain4Tools compares the print data and separations and helps you to make the best offer and get the order.

    • Application C

      So far, the print order of employees in the planning department is determined. You must manually determine which printing plates are the same and in what order the different sheets are to be printed.
      Brain4Tools organizes completely automated and absolutely exactly the sequence of your printing process. Thus it increases the speed of your production processes and leads to a maximum cost saving.

     

    TARGET GROUPS

    Flexible packing converters
    Folding carton printers
    Gravure printers
    Label printers
    Flexo printers
    Trade shops

    RECOGNIZE DUPLICATES

    There are two ways to use Brain4Tools: either you integrate it into your prepress system or you use the mobile application of our interactive web interface.

      • PrePress-System
        My Graphic
        Step 1

        Upload all existing single benefits and tool separations with the batch XML import.

        My Graphic
        Step 2

        Upload of the requested single benefit or tool separation with the search XML.

        My Graphic
        Step 3

        Brain4Tools compares all existing and wanted individual benefits or tool separations.

        stopwatch
        Step 4

        In 10 minutes, Brain4Tools can match up to 500 tools.

        My Graphic
        Step 5

        Brain4Tools exports a result XML with all possible matches.

        * Brain4Tools creates recommendations for matching tools. These are based on an image comparison algorithm and not on a raster image comparison. The tools recommended by Brain4Tools should still be checked by a raster image comparison such as global vision or EyeC

      • Web-Interface
        My Graphic
        Step 1

        Upload all existing single benefits and tool separations.

        My Graphic
        Step 2

        Upload the individual benefit or tool separation you are looking for.

        My Graphic
        Step 3

        Brain4Tools compares all the individual benefits or tools available in the archive with the individual benefits you are looking for, or tool separations.

        stopwatch
        Step 4

        In 10 minutes, Brain4Tools balances up to 500 tools.

        My Graphic
        Step 5

        Brain4Tools creates a list of all possible matches for the user *.

        * Brain4Tools creates recommendations for matching tools. These are based on an image comparison algorithm and not on a raster image comparison. The tools recommended by Brain4Tools should still be checked by a raster image comparison such as global vision or EyeC

       

      INTEGRATION

      Integrate Brain4Tools in your PrePress-System or you can use the mobile application of our interactive web interfaces.

      • PREPRESS-WORKFLOW

        INSTALLATION

        White-Paper-Integration in PrePress System
        Training

        2 days onsite

      • WEBINTEGRATION

        INSTALLATION

        Integration
        Training

        within 1 day remotely

       

      Choose your Brain4Tools product

        • RENT

          Brain4Tools

          Choose your installation as a web interface or as an integration into your PrePress system

          Key features:

          - automatic fingerprinting of all existing tools
          - identification of change plates/print tools
          - plate/tool storage management using an unique ID

          Optional: Mobile scanner solution to check tools in and out

          Brain4Tools Production

          all Brain4Tools functionality and:

          - automatic optimisation of the print queue/order



        • PURCHASE

          Brain4Tools

          Choose your installation as a web interface or as an integration into your PrePress system

          Key features:

          - automatic fingerprinting of all existing tools
          - identification of change plates/print tools
          - plate/tool storage management using an unique ID

          Optional: Mobile scanner solution to check tools in and out

          Brain4Tools Production

          all Brain4Tools functionality and:

          - automatic optimisation of the print queue/order




        The implementation for the use of the web interface is at an agreed day via remote access.
        White paper integration into your PrePress system and training takes approx. 2 days on-site.

        Because we are sure that brain4tools saves time and costs, we promise you a two-month money back guarantee if the performance of the software is not satisfying.

        SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

        Prepress Workflow system, including RIP
        An XML-enabled prepress system
        MS SQL Server, recommended the standard or Enterprise version
        Tested and implemented with Esko Automation engine V14 up

        CONTACT

        The Grey Elephant

        Wönnichstr. 105,
        10317 Berlin
        Deutschland

        CONTACT FOR SWITZERLAND / AUSTRIA

        Amagoo AG

        Niederfeld 44
        9320 Arbon
        Switzerland

        logo-the-grey-elephant

        © The Grey Elephant 2017