- October 31, 2003
Machinery, Materials, Accessories, Services
Inspect Critical Jobs on Press or Rewinder
Advanced Vision Technology Inc. (AVT), Atlanta, GA; 770-541-9780; avt-inc.com
The PrintVision/Helios 100% inspection system can be mounted on-press for inspection during a run or on a rewinder for post-print quality assurance. Inspects labels of any size, on any label stock. Said to be well suited for quality-critical jobs such as pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food, and drink labels.
Digital Press Offered with Color Options
Matan Digital Printers Ltd., Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel; +972 3 9039939; matan.co.il
The Spring digital printing solution is said to allow the cost-effective printing of high quality, short-run labels. Utilizes co.'s thermal transfer technology, which enables on-demand digital production of a wide range of applications. Offers a choice of four-, five-, or six-color one-pass printing at a resolution to 1600 × 400 dpi, at speeds to 270 mph on a 12-in. web.
Video Web Inspection System Easy to Use
BST International, Elmhurst, IL; 630/833-9909; bstpromark.com
The Powerscope 3000 video web inspection system is designed for optimal ease of use and functionality. Includes simplified icons and new features such as Dynamic Image Update and Quick Zoom with memorized positions. Available in manual or motorized versions, system comes standard with a 104×76-mm field of view, 32x magnification, 17-in. monitor, and horizontal and vertical split screen.
Digital Printer Provides Economic Solutions
VIP Color Technologies USA Inc., Newark, CA; 800/404-3185; vipcolor.com
The VP8020 digital color printer employs a cool-fusion imaging engine said to allow converters to produce short and medium runs of high quality color labels, tags, and forms, cost-effectively and on demand. According to mfr., capital cost is lower than other equipment in its class. Prints on a wide range of synthetic and paper-based materials in multiple thicknesses and is adhesive-friendly.
Tabletop Laminator Prints Durable Labels On Demand
Sohn Manufacturing, Elkhart Lake, WI; 920/876-3361; sohnmanufacturing.com
Model Auto Reg-5 tabletop laminator rotary die-cutter is said to make print-on-demand labels durable. Unit can work alone or with any roll-fed printer. It reregisters to preprinted labels, laminates, and converts labels in a continuous motion. Registration of the rotary die to the preprinted material is held in a tight tolerance and has a variable speed drive. Many web widths and speeds are available.
Platform Press Provides Faster Setups
Nilpeter A/S, Slagesle, Denmark; +45 5850 1166; nilpeter.com
The 340-mm-wide, second-generation MO-3300 platform press is available with servo drives and an “intelligent” control system. By allowing fast setups, press can handle shorter run lengths with reduced materials waste, co. says.
Strobe Lights Allow Targeted Inspection
Unilux Inc., Saddle Brook, NJ; 201/712-1266; unilux.com
The Scout and Tracker Stroboscopic surface inspection lights are designed to pinpoint targeted locations on narrow label webs. Can be fix-mounted or operated as battery-powered portable units capable of delivering 5x to 10x more light intensity to the target area than standard flood light model, co. says.
Flexible Copper Die Offers Many Benefits
RotoMetrics, Eureka, MO; 636/587-3600; rotometrics.com
The UniFlex patented flexible copper die has a steel backing that attaches to a heated magnetic cylinder for what is said to be fast, easy, reliable changeover in minutes. Reported benefits include lower die cost, quick turnaround, lower shipping cost, fast changeover, safe handling, and efficient storage.