Danish finishing and converting specialist Grafisk Maskinfabrik has launched GM IR350, a multifunctional inspection rewinder designed to complement the new 350mm product line.
The GM IR350 is an extended version of the GM IR330 inspection rewinder designed to complement the DC350 finishing equipment and the recently introduced DC350MINIflex Compact Converting Line. Built on the modern electronic platform, it converts webs up to 350mm (13in) width on rolls of max 400mm (15in) in diameter with speeds of up to 200m/min (656ft/min). The new machine can be used for multiple operations, including inspection, back-numbering, counting, slitting, multi-layer and peel and reveal labels. It is fully compliant with all requirements for pharmaceutical and safety controls.
When configured as an inspection machine, the bi-directional system enables 200 percent inspection, with the camera stopping the machine when a fault has been detected and repositioning the faulty label back to the repair table. The label can be inspected again if required. The system can be fitted with inspection cameras from AVT, BST, Nikka, Nyquist Systems or other suppliers according to client requirements.
A label dispenser can turn the GM IR350 into a complete multi-layer label production line, and also allows the insertion of warning labels printed in Braille. An optional printing system can produce a report for each roll of labels, according to end-user requirements. Reverse printing is also possible when configured with a thermal inkjet module.