US 11,654,673 B2
Printing plate workflow controlled with the aid of the transport cart
Martin Kluepfel, Hockenheim (DE); Ingo Schilz, Schriesheim (DE); Matthias Beyer, Dossenheim (DE); and Andre Strunk, St. Leon-Rot (DE)
Assigned to Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Heidelberg (DE)
Filed by HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG, Heidelberg (DE)
Filed on Mar. 9, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/195,945.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2020 106 596.5 (DE), filed on Mar. 11, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2021/0283898 A1, Sep. 16, 2021
Int. Cl. B41F 33/00 (2006.01); G06K 19/06 (2006.01); B41F 27/00 (2006.01)
CPC B41F 33/0009 (2013.01) [B41F 27/005 (2013.01); G06K 19/06028 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for correctly mounting printing plates in a printing press to be equipped with the printing plates, the method using prepress software, at least one transport device, at least one identification device disposed on the at least one transport device, and a scanning device at the printing press, which comprises the steps of:
defining, via the prepress software, a sequence of print jobs to be processed by the printing press;
sending data for making the printing plates for the print jobs defined in the processing sequence to a platesetter via a communication link;
producing via the platesetter the printing plates;
depositing the printing plates on the at least one transport device;
conveying the at least one transport device to the printing press; and
reading the at least identification device disposed on the at least one transport device by the scanning device at the printing press and the sequence of print jobs that have been identified in this way are compared to the sequence of print jobs which the prepress software has assigned to the printing press.