KBA North America partnered with System Brunner, the global market leader in process control, color control, quality assurance and standardization, to create a unique inline measurement and control system that guarantees optimum color fidelity in sheetfed presses. This system combines KBA’s density-based inline QualiTronic Color Control with the full-scale version of System Brunner’s Instrument Flight inking unit control software, which prioritizes grey balance values and creates a closed-loop system for measuring and controlling color during the press run. It even assesses the visual appearance of every printed sheet, thus promoting stable, uniform production from one day to the next and from one press to another.
The system made its debut on the KBA Rapida 106 41-inch sheetfed press at IPEX, and will be available for mid-size format presses later this summer in the United States and small- to large-format presses later in the year. KBA QualiTronic Color Control with Instrument Flight offers Rapida sheetfed press operators additional options for expanding process automation to support high-quality color fidelity, which has a positive impact on production waste and cost-efficiencies.