Erhardt+Leimer – Web guiding equipment and inspection systems on display at Labelexpo Americas

The brushless DRB 23 web guider designed for Ethernet networking (Source: E+L)

USA • At this year’s Labelexpo Americas, held in Chicago from 25 to 27 September 2018, Erhardt+Leimer (E+L) will showcase its portfolio for the label industry: equipment for web guiding and tension control as well as video and inspection systems for quality assurance (stand 327).

The brushless, thus wear-free DRB 23 web guider from the El Guider product family was developed especially for the label industry. Commissioning of the new unit could not be easier. The key parameters are already pre-set on delivery, and a commissioning wizard guides the operator step-by-step through the additional input windows that need to be filled in. The unit is operated via touch display. The installation situation is visualized for the customer on this display in the same way as it presents itself to the operator on the actual machine, according to E+L.


Web guider: Reference runs are no longer required thanks to the integrated absolute value encoder, which also ensures that the current position is saved in the event of a power failure. In addition, the DRB 23 is designed for Ethernet networking, for the use of web-based management.
An option enables the integration of a splice table with an adhesive roll and pneumatic web clamps.

According to the company, Smartscan is an inexpensive, camera-based quality assurance system. Due to its 200% inspection technology, so E+L states, it offers considerable advantages for reliable defect detection.

Due to a special illumination concept for inspections, not only can the process of setting up jobs be almost fully automated, but it is also possible to set up extremely reliable defect detection. The simplicity of the system is matched by the controls used to operate it, which feature a widescreen monitor with touchscreen functionality. During normal operation, the operator will only need to press one button in order to start the inspection.
Since the camera unit is housed in a compact enclosure, SMARTSCAN can be retrofitted with no problems whatsoever to existing printing machines and finishing machines.

Also on exhibition is the long proven Elscan OMS4 video system with an high image quality. New features are that e.g. the user interface can be configured now and a joystick keyboard comes now with an integrated wheel for navigation and zooming and quick selection function buttons. According to E+L, Elscan now comes with a more powerful computer, offering a range of additional functions, according to Erhardt+Leimer. Different flash systems, e.g. a UV flash, can be selected for a range web surfaces.

At Labelexpo Americas 2018 Erhardt + Leimer exhibits its product portfolio on stand 327.

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