Durst launches Hawk Eye technology at Labelexpo

The technology utilizes computer vision and artificial intelligence to assist operators and automate the print quality

Durst Group has unveiled Hawk Eye technology that utilizes computer vision and artificial intelligence to assist operators and automate the print quality. 

On its stand C45 in Hall 7 at Labelexpo in Brussels, Belgium, the manufacturer of digital printing and production technologies is demonstrating the Durst Hawk Eye system. 

Durst Hawk Eye includes a scanner system, workstation and touch screen monitor. It corrects print mistakes, such as missing nozzles, inline and in real time. In the rare event of a printhead nozzle malfunctioning, in-built artificial intelligence (AI) systems automatically detect and localize any problems without any speed reduction. Neighboring nozzles then compensate with larger drops. Operators do not need to complete any set-up and there is no need to print a special test pattern. 

Other announcements by Durst at Labelexpo include important ink developments. It is expanding the Tau RSC ink portfolio with the new Tau RSC LED inks. The new ink set is available in CMYK with optional orange, violet, green and white. It reduces energy consumption during the operation and eliminates frequent UV bulb and reflector changes. The new Tau RSC LED ink combines the print quality and performance of the existing Tau RSC UV ink with Durst Group’s roadmap towards a more sustainable printing industry.  

Durst has also unveiled the new Tau RSC UV Ink 3 high speed UV inks, formulated without the need for TPO photoinitiator. Durst’s software label ecosystem also features prominently on the Durst stand. Tau printers are equipped with Durst Workflow Label, prepress and production software, and Durst Analytics, the analytics and monitoring tool, to make the printer a production unit from day one. All Durst software solutions are modular and can be managed through a web-based user interface. A browser based VDP editor for creating and managing variable data is available in the workflow. 

The show also provides the platform for Durst Group to show live running of the Tau 510 RSCi single pass press, which is equipped with new automation features. The press on its stand is equipped with the double white feature, allowing opacity white ink printing at 80m a min. 

‘Our team of experts are on hand at Labelexpo to provide personalized demonstrations, answer questions and discuss how our solutions can revolutionize customers’ printing operations,’ said Martin Leitner, product manager of Durst Group. ‘The Durst Hawk Eye is a game-changer for the digital printing industry. This technology will greatly increase productivity and efficiency, but, more importantly, it will reduce waste and the carbon footprint of our customers. We are thrilled to introduce this innovative solution to the market and provide exclusive information during Labelexpo.’