AVT to show latest automation inspection equipment
AVT will showcase at Labelexpo Europe 2019 its newest automated inspection equipment supported by next-generation workflow automation for Industry 4.0 ‘smart factory’ production.
AVT’s products enable converters to set cross-plant quality standards in tandem with Esko’s Automation Engine (AE) and X-Rite’s ColorCert.
AVT’s AutoSet module automates job set-up by streamlining pre-press to pressroom connectivity from the Esko Automation Engine to AVT’s inspection system. Meanwhile, the iCenter platform empowers converters to tightly control cross-site quality standards, ensuring global consistency.
For color measurement, the digital link between X-Rite’s ColorCert color and AVT’s Spectralab in-line color measurement device automatically sets up a job for in-line color measurement and generates color scorecard reporting on color quality performance after printing. This integration delivers better visibility into color performance based on measurable, objective results for increased color consistency.
For those seeking 100 percent inspection at full press and rewinder speeds, AVT’s Helios Turbo HD+ will be on show. It provides high-resolution automatic inspection designed for exacting quality assurance of fine details, barcodes and variable data, and for customers operating wider-web platforms (445-670mm). And as variable data applications continue to become more popular, AVT offers variable data inspection, validation and grading products, including advanced reporting capabilities, while supporting a variety of production workflows on both press and rewinder.
AVT also will conduct dedicated inspection demonstrations of packaging and shrink sleeve applications. These include Helios S Turbo+, an automatic inspection system for high-speed performance, complemented by the new continuous and random defect display for process defects monitoring.
For digital printers, AVT offers its Helios D, a 100 percent automatic inspection system that addresses missing nozzles, ink drips, color uniformity and other sector-specific challenges – all in real time. AVT also presents integrated press control products for OEM digital presses, as well as dedicated in-line products such as JetIQ, a closed loop quality engine that works with press controllers to maintain print quality, offering full connectivity to all steps of digital inkjet printing. AVT’s digital systems will be presented both by AVT and market partners such as HP Indigo and Mark Andy.
According to Jaron Lotan, president of AVT: ‘In the two years since joining the Danaher family, we have continued to strengthen our synergies with Esko and X-Rite by co-developing solutions that address the future of pre-press-to-finish workflow automation. As we move deeper into the Industry 4.0 production landscape, the interconnectivity and compatibility required of solutions at various production points places those in strategic partnerships at a strong advantage.’
For AVT, Labelexpo Europe also provides the opportunity to introduce its newest senior-level executive: Charles Lissenburg, the company’s new general manager of EMEA. ‘As the preeminent trade event on our calendar, Labelexpo is an ideal opportunity to build and strengthen working relationships with existing and potential customers as well as our valued partners around the world,’ Lissenburg said. ‘I look forward to being part of a team that has set the bar in worldwide print inspection.’