Galileo Weeding Machine

The revolution in printing industry


Why continuing to weed manually when you could automate your manufacturing process?

Automation is not only a trend of the last  years. Nowadays we talk about Marketing Automation as an example. Automate means to optimize: money, time, investments and most of all efficacy of your results.

At present in your company, you have surely automated your printing processes, it doesn’t matter if you deal with digital or screen printing. 

The machines do the work that was previously done manually. And now, certainly you would never go back.

The most recent evolution was the Web to Print one. Softwares able to take over the management of the orders and completely delegate the manufacturing process  to the printing machines.

The result?  Many “old style” typographic and printing centers  closed to leave space to new industrial entities able to introduce a new managing model.

Is everything already automatic today?

Well, not everything actually. Even though it is now possible to go on the moon and shortly on Mars, everywhere in the world people weed manually, even now.

What is the meaning of weeding? The weeded material is the rejection of the adhesive films  and decals.

Every company has today some people (99% of which are mainly women) that, with a cutter in their hands, take care to remove the interior part of writings and numbers executed of adhesive pvc films.

This process is called micro-weeding. Once this first part is completed, you need to  remove the remaining part of the rejection (macro weeding).

Although it seems to be quite an easy process, it is done manually everywhere in the world.

Impossible? No, it isn’t.

Or at least it was not until Galileo Weeding Machine  appeared on the market. Compared to a machine a person is surely slower, more expensive and it is easier and likely to make mistakes.

A person and particularly a Manager has to take decisions. A machine must execute the “manual” work/ job. Even though it may seem to be an oxymoron or a contradiction this is the reality: nowadays in the best companies (but in the future in all the companies) men and machines will have clearly defined tasks, the first ones decide, the second ones execute.

Right this would already be enough to let you understand why  Galileo Weeding Machine is a machine able to give you a real competitive advantage  for your company and your business.

Watch Galileo Weeding Machine in Action:

The Technology

How  Galileo Weeding Machine Works


Feeding: sheets 75x75cm | 29.5×29.5 inch.

Planning: a dedicated proprietary software automatically analyses the vector file and plans the best sequence of weeding operations.

Weeding: internal/micro and external/macro weed removal is automatically performed.

Stacking: output sheets are stacked and waste material is compacted.

Do you want to know more and be updated  on all the news regarding Galileo Weeding Machine’s world?