Isra Vision reports considerable interest in the ability to lock out single repeats during the manufacture of folding boxes, using its Smash Blank inspection system before the gluing stage. The ability to lock out single repeats is more cost efficient than having to scrap an entire printed sheet; and not until the process reaches this point do additional applications such as use of hot stamping foils and embossing come into play, which should also be monitored.
In the past, especially when dealing with complex single repeats, each stack had to be visually inspected before being placed in the gluing machine. Because of the high throughputs required, this can involve costly man-hours and still be prone to defects.
Isra Vision says its system guarantees an economic, hundred per cent and seamless monitoring of the printed image directly at the machine - even at production speeds of several hundreds of metres per minute. Its modular design is said to allow the system to be integrated into any process environment quickly and easily.
The Smash system can also perform a 100 per cent inspection of even the PDF verification of the artwork. An added benefit is the Colour Monitoring software module that, in addition to print inspection, also monitors the colour output of the print using the installed colour line cameras.
Even downstream post-finishing processes such as hot and coldfoil stamping, embossing, lamination or coating can profit from the system, says Isra Vision. For example, it will monitor 100 per cent of the foil and ensure that the transfer is fully completed, checking the intensity as well as the register off-set.
If the boxes include windows, the Smash system can also monitor the process of gluing in the window film. The folding and gluing process are inspected in exactly the same way.
The inspections of the individual processing steps are networked and all results can be documented.
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