AVT, a leader in print inspection, print process control, and quality assurance, intends to introduce an extensive roster of new solutions at Drupa, May 31-June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Located at Hall 9, Stand C60, and with more than 15 systems across its partners’ stands, AVT enters the show as the world’s top automatic inspections solutions provider in the global labeling and packaging industries; currently, approximately 50 per cent of all high-end inspection and quality assurance systems in these two sectors are AVT platforms. At Drupa, AVT will introduce a set of next-generation solutions and technologies, including a new cloud-based quality standards and automation platform; digital press inspection and control solutions; inline color management solutions; and several new inspection platforms for web and sheet-fed packaging applications.
New cloud-based quality and automation platform
AVT will also exhibit its new iCenter Platform, a cloud-based solution for quality control automation and production performance insights. With the iCenter platform, printers can now offer brand owners around the globe consistent product quality as well as production reports showcasing these heightened quality standards.
The iCenter platform provides solutions to set cross-site quality standards, auto-analyse PDF files for inspection, and extract business intelligence from the production floor with a seamless connectivity to MIS and prepress solutions for optimised automated workflows. The platform’s cloud-based nature empowers printers to manage and control quality and production standards for facilities around the world, ensuring cross-site consistency for both quality and colour.
Drupa also represents an opportunity for AVT to showcase proven solutions for workflow automation. AVT offers a broad range of solutions for setting quality standards and auto initiation, such as ProMIS and Zero Setup. Moreover, AVT’s complete Workflow Link solution increases line efficiency and productivity, stopping only for designated defects. Slitter rewinders can run at top speeds and, by selecting the extraction of only critical defects, rewinder stops can be reduced by up to 50 per cent for vastly improved productivity.
In addition, AVT’s latest version of its well-regarded Offline Setup provides quality standardisation and shortens setup time. The solution standardises inspection results, thereby reducing the “human factor” in the inspection process. The result is reduced waste and streamlined setup workflows, all under the same global quality standards.
Leader in digital inspection and press control
AVT also draws distinction as the unrivaled leader in advanced inspection and workflow solutions designed to meet the specific needs of digital printers. The company offers a variety of solutions tailored for short run print jobs and digital workflow: 100 per cent inspection and workflow for HP label and packaging presses, 100 per cent inspection for Label Inkjet presses, and close loop quality engine press control for digital inkjet, as explained below.
AVT also will showcase its close partnerships with many of the digital printing space’s most prominent leaders. For example, during Drupa AVT will present four systems on HP Indigo presses. These include the debut of Apollo 30K, which was designed for the HP Indigo 30000 Folding Carton press and features a dedicated end-to-end solution for 100 per cent sheet inspection with various workflows supported, including single pack ejection for optimal quality and automation. Also presented are the Apollo 20K and Helios solutions for the HP Indigo 20000 flexible packaging press and HP Label press series. These solutions offer 100 per cent inspection with AVT’s ZeroSet setup feature for print and inline finishing.
The new Jet-IQ is the only proven closed loop solution for digital inkjet presses. Installed on digital presses from Heidelberg, Landa and other prominent vendors, Jet-IQ is a quality engine that works in synergy with press controllers to maintain exemplary print quality, offering full connectivity to all steps and solutions of digital printing. Jet-IQ allows digital printers to gain a competitive advantage through enhanced print quality at high speeds, reduced press down time, and full reporting capabilities.
Inline colour measurement solutions
AVT will also introduce its SpectraLab II, a new generation of in-line spectral measurement for nearly any application, including transparent flexible, paper, cartons, etc. SpectraLab II offers new compact design, advanced colour workflow management and improved inline-to-offline measurement correlation. Based on the proven SpectraLab, with more than 30 packaging and label customers worldwide, and AVT’s Clarios, which is used on over 700 in-line color systems throughout the worldwide offset printing landscape, AVT’s color management prowess offers real-time, in-line spectral measurements like LAB, DeltaE and dot gain.
Web and sheet-fed packaging and label inspection solutions
Among the portfolio of AVT systems presented at Drupa are the new Argus Turbo and Helios Turbo 100 per cent Inspection platforms for label and packaging applications, offering a breakthrough in end to end quality automation and workflow management. With the new AVT Workflow Link for packaging applications, customers can now control quality downstream from the production process, detecting any defects on press and eliminating them from the rolls at any finishing station.
Also on display will be AVT’s leading inspection solutions for sheet-fed applications such as folding cartons, metal packaging and corrugated. For the folding carton segment, AVT will feature a live demonstration of its new Apollo 30K for HP folding carton presses, while for the metal sector the company will present its Titan 100 per cent inspection solution that brings proven results of waste reduction and higher quality standards. For the corrugated market, AVT leverages its strategic alliance with Erhard and Leimer (E+L) who will present a 100 per cent inline inspection solution at its Drupa stand.
Finally, Drupa affords AVT a forum to showcase its myriad partnerships with key market players – alliances that provide its customers a seamless bridge to production automation. AVT’s quality and process control solutions have been intimately integrated into the presses of many of the world’s most respected labeling and packaging equipment manufacturers.
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