EyeC – Quality Link quality control by connecting press and rewinder
Caption: With the EyeC Quality Link, a single inspection system can be used to control printing presses and rewinders (Source: EyeC)
GERMANY • Against the background of the ever increasing demand for eye-catching or security features, quality control measures during printing and converting are inevitable production steps in contemporary label manufacturing. With the EyeC Quality Link, printing presses and rewinders have no longer be equipped with individual inspection systems it uses the quality control information from the press to work with the rewinder. According to the company, this contributes to increase print quality and productivity while reducing waste.
The in-line inspection system on the press ensures 100% print inspection at maximum running speed. During printing, all labels are checked and any defects are immediately displayed for quick intervention. The inspection system counts the number of good labels in the process so that the exact amount necessary for the customer order can be printed and any over-run is no longer necessary.
With the help of the EyeC Quality Manager, the data will then be evaluated at a workstation independent of the processing unit and acceptable deviations can be approved. As a result, printers can check the quality of each printed roll, avoid unnecessary stops on the rewinder and fulfill the amount of material to be delivered.
The inspection results are then used for the efficient and quick removal of defective labels on the rewinder. In the process, the EyeC Finishing Manager uses the approved data in order to stop the rewinder automatically at the position where the defective label must be replaced.