November 2, 2018 | BST Eltromat

BST eltromat International offers variety solutions for 100% inspection and web monitoring for quality assurance in narrow, mid and wide web applications such as label and package printing. The inspection systems from the BST eltromat cooperation partner Nyquist Systems complement this offer.


Solutions for introducing quality assurance

The inspection systems within the TubeScan family offered by cooperation partner Nyquist Systems are convenient and flexible products of introducing quality assurance in narrow web printing machines and on rewinders. As part of an agreement with Nyquist Systems, BST eltromat is the exclusive sales partner for these products around the world.


In 2017, Nyquist Systems developed a special workflow: the QLink Workflow solution offers TubeScan users new possibilities for synchronization, data handling, and error editing with relatively low investment. QLink was developed for customers who use TubeScan systems on printing and slitter rewinder. Using the roll protocolls produced by the TubeScan systems on the printing machines, they automatically control the cutting machines and also serve here as independent 100% inspection systems. This means that rolls originating from printing machines which are not fitted with TubeScan systems can be inspected. Furthermore, the systems allow missing label inspection to be carried out on cutting machines and if labels are also punched here those defects can be inspected for too.


The QLink Workflow optimizes the handling of roll reports and reduces their file sizes compared with standard reports with error images to around ten percent. With the new QLink Editor, machine operators can evaluate the relevance of defects detected on their printing machines almost in real time. Larger areas such as missing colors can be defined as waste areas and cut out of rolls. In addition, the QLink Editor offers a permanent update function for yields in labels and running meters. This allows overproduction to be easily avoided.


Web monitoring with the POWERScope 5000 digital web monitoring system

In 2016, BST eltromat presented the POWERScope 5000 – a completely redeveloped digital web monitoring system. The entry-level model for web monitoring in narrow or medium-width printing processes represents outstanding value for money and offers all of the functions that machine operators require for efficient and flexible web monitoring. Its predecessor, the POWERScope 4000, was also very successful in the global market.


The modular POWERScope 5000 offers consistently high image quality. The electronic and wear-free zoom delivers excellent images of the printed webs, free of distortions, while the high-power LED strobe ensures an even illumination of the webs and a long service life. This allows machine operators to recognize printing irregularities reliably and quickly. The compact design of the camera unit means that the space required is minimal. The system also features an innovative operating concept with intuitive gesture control, similar to the two finger gesture control in smartphones. The user interface is reduced to the key functions for the printers, making it extremely clear and simple to operate. An optional touch screen is available, which combines the display of live images from the printer and operation in a user-friendly way.


With its continuous further developments, BST eltromat has long been providing the market with new quality assurance possibilities. Often, suggestions made to the company by OEM partners and customers are implemented. And so BST eltromat developed a new back strobe for the POWERScope 5000 for monitoring front to back register. Equipped with LED units, this strobe is dimmable. This means that less light can be used for thin materials and more light can be used with thick substrates. The design allows for homogeneous illumination of the the web even in the case of larger areas. Pin-sharp image is a further new function which allows the image resolution to be increased even further, without influencing the zoom value.


Powerful solutions for 100% defect detection in real time and web monitoring

SHARK 4000 LEX for 100% defect detection in real time was developed for use in narrow web printing machines and on rewinders. The powerful system combines sophisticated technology with an extensive function package and comprehensive defect management software. Equipped with a choice of a high-resolution color or grayscale camera (4,000 or 6,000 pixels), SHARK 4000 LEX detects even the smallest defects. The system, which can be controlled via a touch screen, classifies defects clearly according to established defect types. The defect locations are visualised in the coresponding lanes, so that they can be found reliably in the webs. The smart flagging interface allows the defects to be tagged according to size or position. The most recently detected defects can be retrieved using the defect history function and graphically displayed.


SHARK 4000 LEX can be used with a variety of different substrates, including highly reflective materials, whereby the examination areas for the printing inspection can be adjusted for different applications. Jobs can be stored in the system and retrieved again at any time. Optionally, the SHARK 4000 LEX can be connected to Workflow systems for direct evaluation of the roll protocolls generated.


The SUPER HANDYScan 4000 web monitoring system with a high-resolution digital camera wins customers over with its latest technology, a space-saving one-screen concept, and its extremely clear images. Various functions like split screen overviews, position memory with gallery function, and numerous zoom possibilities are already included in the standard version of the powerful system.


iPQ-Center – a strong all-rounder for quality assurance

The systems included in the modular iPQ-Center (Increasing Productivity & Quality) meet the highest requirements regarding quality assurance in narrow web applications such as label manufacturing. It encompasses four modules, including iPQ-Check for 100% print inspection, iPQ-View for digital web monitoring, and iPQ-Spectral for spectral inline color measurement. The backbone of this modular solution is iPQ-Workflow, which perfectly links these three systems to create one comprehensive quality assurance process.






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The new POWERScope 5000 web monitoring system from BST eltromat features maximum operating convenience.


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SHARK 4000 LEX for 100% defect detection in real time was developed for use in narrow web printing machines and on rewinders.


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The QLink Workflow solution offers TubeScan users new possibilities for synchronization, data handling, and error editing.


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Corinna Hokamp                     Phone: +49 (0)5206 999 0
Marketing BST eltromat


BST eltromat International


About BST eltromat International: BST eltromat International provides solutions for web guiding, web monitoring, 100% inspection, surface inspection, color measurement, color management, register control and automation, plus layer thickness & basis weight measurement. The company has decades of practical experience in these areas. Over 10,000 customers around the world in the printing and paper, foil, rubber and tire industries use its solutions.


Customers benefit from BST eltromat International’s high standard of quality assurance, smooth production processes, and first-class service around the world. The company’s product portfolio ranges from individual components and plug-and-play systems for new machines and retrofits, to complete automation and workflow solutions.


BST eltromat International employs a staff of over 360 people at its main plants in Germany (Bielefeld and Leopoldshöhe), and has 600 employees worldwide.


BST eltromat International is a member of elexis and the SMS Group.

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