Global provider of press control technology QuadTech and press manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher (Lengerich, Germany) have completed an agreement that will deliver easier control, improved quality, and less waste to operators of W&H flexographic press lines.
The solution is the result of a collaboration between the two companies, and is immediately available worldwide on new and existing W&H presses. The solution employs W&H’s EASY-SET lighting and cameras, and QuadTech's processing and algorithms to achieve true 100% inspection capability, via the W&H EVI interface.
QuadTech’s Inspection System uses the most sophisticated defect analysis in the industry to provide 100% inspection on 100% of your substrate, 100% of the time. The technology compares each print repeat against a 'golden template' which is a printed copy considered by the press operator to be as close to perfect as possible. Additional QuadTech innovations, such as PDF Verification and Data Central for Inspection can also be utilized.
W&H’s EASY-SET is an option on W&H flexo printing presses. EASY-SET gives fully automatic impression setting of anilox rolls and plate cylinders in the shortest time possible, giving fast production start-up, reduced waste and accurate, reproducible settings.
Randy Freeman, QuadTech’s Vice President and General Manager of Packaging, comments: “W&H has a long history of raising the technology bar and QuadTech is pleased to collaborate with W&H to offer this level of integration.”