Network machines are used by customers who want to build their own system and need several pad printing machines. A network machine comprises a display, a power box and several pad printers. The display can be used to set up all printers. Due to the fact that the control is centralized, a pad printing job can be saved and accessed at a later time. The pad printers are connected in a star shape around the power box. The power box includes the power supply, the machine safety features and distributes the signals. The customer’s control is connected over a network (CanOpen, Profibus or Ethernet) to the power box. This minimizes wiring and allows multiple connection options.