EyeC has introduced Quality Link, a system to provide ‘seamless’ quality control by connecting the print machine and rewinder.
Claimed benefits include: maximum productivity and quality control by connecting the print machine and rewinder; 100 percent print control at full speed on the print machine; evaluation of data in one step; and faster and more efficient removal of defective materials on the rewinder.
During printing, all labels are checked and any defects are immediately displayed. The inspection system counts the number of good labels in the process so that the printer can print the exact amount necessary for the customer order.
The data can then be evaluated at a workstation independent of the processing unit. Here the quality control employee has the possibility to approve acceptable deviations. As he has an overview of the entire order, he can make his decisions regarding the quality requirements of the customer and the material to be delivered. EyeC said this allows printers to check the quality of each printed roll, avoid unnecessary stops on the rewinder and fulfill the amount of material to be delivered.
The inspection results are then used for the efficient and quick removal of defective labels on the rewinder. In the process, the EyeC Finishing Manager uses the approved data in order to stop the rewinder automatically at the position where the defective label must be replaced. The machine can run at maximum speed, allowing the operator to work faster and more efficiently due to the reduced number of stops.
EyeC said these benefits allow printers to increase their print quality and productivity, while at the same time reducing waste with the use of only one inspection system. EyeC Quality Link uses the quality control information from the print machine to work with the rewinder.
EyeC CEO Dr Angar Kaupp said: ‘With the EyeC Quality Link, printers automate their quality control and prevent unnecessary waste, lower their production costs, and fulfill the quality standards of their customers while at the same time raising their productivity. That is why our customers’ interest is so great, as the high demand at Labelexpo Europe 2017 has already shown.’