Valco Melton introduces Lumitio quality inspection brand

New brand for quality inspection and process management products for the coating and converting industries.

Hot melt coating expert Valco Melton has introduced a new brand Lumitio for quality inspection and process management products for the coating and converting industries. 

Lumitio is a Portuguese company that specializes in the development of industrial IoT products. These products enable users to gather and analyze production-related data seamlessly integrated into the company’s system architecture. 

Leveraging Valco Melton’s expertise in hot melt coating processes, Lumitio by Valco Melton has developed the Inspekt range. This range equips converters with tools for achieving defect-free production processes and efficient resource management.  

The Inspekt range comprises three products, each developed to address a specific quality or process optimization need.  

Weight Inspekt grammage control systems measure the adhesive coat weight independently from the substrate thickness. This in-line system controls product grammage in close-loop with the gear pumps on the applicator without stopping the line, thus preventing product waste. 

Coat Inspekt vision inspection systems combine real-time error detection with an artificial intelligence system that automatically classifies all errors detected into pre-set categories, providing an immediate and intuitive overview of production status. This visibility and the historical data stored in the system brings users a powerful tool for process analysis and indications on defect positioning for elimination in the following process step.  

Prod Inspekt helps is a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) tool featuring nine modules that integrate all production-related data into a single platform. Acting as a comprehensive information hub, Prod Inspekt helps align all company areas and inconsistent operational strategies through accurate data. 

The Inspekt suite of products is said to provide manufacturers in the coating and converting business access to previously inaccessible data and analytical tools. The added power enables users to extract precise production insights. 

With the addition of the Lumitio brand, Valco Melton now serves as a single supplier for any hot melt coating requirements.

Specific solutions include the Akura range of applicators to cover any coating and laminating requirements. It also provides standard applicators with multiple adhesive inputs, metering heads for enhanced adhesive distribution, applicators with interchangeable blades for various applications, and an advanced die with automatic width adjustment. A selection of pre-melters (drum unloaders or extruders), buffer tanks, and melters are available for all melting needs.

Valco Melton also provides after-sales and technical support network and lab testing facilities in its global and European headquarters.