Baldwin Technology will be exhibiting in booth 63 at Label Congress 2021, held September 29 and 30 in Chicago. At the first in-person networking and educational event for the US label industry since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company will showcase its entire suite of data-connected technologies that work in harmony to produce labels.
These innovations range from corona surface treatment and UV and LED-curing, to 100 percent inspection and defect detection/removal, to in-line color measurement, along with advanced real-time and historical process monitoring via Baldwin’s Industry 4.0 AMP Internet of Things (IoT) software platform.
Visitors to Baldwin’s booth will have the opportunity to explore its comprehensive, next-generation label-printing technology via live demonstrations. They will also learn from experts how its connected suite of products can help drive higher profits, while improving converted label quality consistency for brand owners.
Front and center in the booth will be Baldwin’s AMP IoT platform, which allows live and historical data to be viewed together across the production process, supporting greater uptime, job productivity and automation. Featured technology pair sensor-gathered data with operational data from Baldwin and third-party equipment to gain live, actionable insights that can be used to improve production efficiency, while enabling new levels of color consistency with fewer defects and greater assurance of curing, the company reported.
‘Data will drive the next great advantage in label converting, the same as in just about every other industry,’ explained Steve Metcalf, chief marketing and IoT officer for Baldwin. ‘Those who have access to their production data—and can harness this information to improve their process, quality and competitiveness—will have a real advantage over those who don’t.’
Baldwin claims to be the only provider in the label industry to offer a full portfolio of data-connected critical press technologies that work together to improve production uptime, quality and repeatability.
‘Brand owners demand consistent quality and are seeking more and more proof via conformity records and 100 percent inspection reports,’ Metcalf continued.
‘Our AMP IoT advanced monitoring platform, deployed across our product lineup, can quickly contextualize data, giving converters a ready-made, competitive advantage based on intelligent analysis that takes the guesswork out of the equation.’
Through its strategic acquisitions, Baldwin offers a range of connected process-improvement technology for the printing and packaging industries, in addition to being the global provider of cleaning, drying and spray automation systems. Baldwin Vision Systems’ Web Printing Controls, QuadTech and PC Industries offer ‘100 percent’ defect-detection, and register- and color-control technology; AMS Spectral UV provides LED, UV and IR systems; and Ahlbrandt manufactures corona surface treatment and rotary spray technology.
Craig Black, Baldwin’s vice president of Sales, Americas, said: ‘There are many companies that make print technologies for labels. Baldwin differentiates itself as the only industry supplier offering a complete platform of next-generation, connected solutions that can be deployed on your press to give label converters something new. We are excited to support the industry by way of Label Congress
and look forward to seeing so many of our label industry customers, partners and friends together again.’