Müller Martini Connex
Connex is the leading data and process management system from Müller Martini for the processing of brochures, magazines and books from offset and digital printing. It integrates and links all the work processes associated with finishing and integrates machines – from standalone machines to complex production systems – into the digital workflow.
The system is compatible with all management information systems (MIS) based on the CIP4 standard and thus guarantees a seamless flow of data – from prepress through printing to finishing and mailing.
The Connex.Info module makes production transparent because it allows a continuous overview of the production lines and the status of the respective jobs. Furthermore, you can also display the whole production system graphically and analytically.
Connex.Edit allows customers who do not have an MIS or the relevant prepress software to set up and edit jobs in JDF format. Furthermore Connex.Edit allows job files to be processed locally.
The Connex.Plan module makes it possible to schedule jobs. They can be sorted, grouped and planned, as well as automatically or manually assigned to specific machines. This is also possible on non-JDF-capable machines. Connex.Plan ensures maximum flexibility in job planning.
The Connex.Prod module executes the JDF and communicates with all the machines involved. Production settings are imported from JDF files so there is no need to re-enter them. Incidental operational data is recorded, collected and can be retrieved continuously.
The Connex.Link module makes it possible to integrate previously installed, non-JDF-capable machines. Regardless of the machine manufacturer, the status, speed and different counters are logged and transferred continuously.
With Connex, it is possible to optimally automate all Muller Martini systems, from a standalone machine to complex production lines. Thanks to this standardisation, all machines can communicate with each other, and, using Connex, also with a management information system (MIS). A prerequisite for this is JDF and JMF data compatible with the CIP4 standard.