Pressroom Process Technology Services
Our Expertise Translates Into Your Benefits
Lower Doctor Blade Use
Improved Team Satisfaction
Achieve Higher Pressroom Performance
Our PTC service program offers pressroom audits that identify cost and waste reduction opportunities as well as a clear, easy to follow implementation program. PTC also offers operator and management best practices training as well as compliance audits. Benefits are guaranteed and are reported to far exceed cost and expectations.
How It Works
Assessment & Fact Finding
On your pressroom floor, we perform a detailed evaluation that includes:
- Observing make-ready, job setup, staging, and change out
- Observing operator practices
- Inspecting current doctor blade setup (including performing an inspection of doctor blade contact angle)
- Testing and measuring cylinder surface hardness (HV) and roughness (RZ).
Based on this evaluation, we will design a customized recommendation for your situation.
Classroom & On-Press Training
This training involves time with operators, assistants, press managers, and supervisors. We train on doctor blade theory and proper setup and use of SWED/CUT® doctor blades. Classroom training lasts approximately two hours, with most of that time allotted for questions and answers. On-press training is two-to-four hours in length.
This discussion with the management team summarizes the results of the evaluation, allows your team to agree on an action plan to address any issues, and provides the opportunity to schedule additional follow-up visits to conduct compliance evaluations and reinforcement training as needed. In all, we can spend two to three days on site, and are available during evenings and weekends to accommodate your staff.