Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Friday, October 10, 2014

AVT unveils digital press control solution on new Gallus-Heidelberg inkjet press

AVT the world leader in print automatic inspection, process control, quality assurance and color control for the packaging, label, folding carton, metal decoration and commercial print markets – introduced a ground breaking press control and quality assurance solution for digital inkjet presses at Gallus Innovations Days, a special three-day event held at the Gallus Ferd. Rüesch AG facility in St. Gallen, Switzerland from September 23-25.

The AVT solution was installed on the new Gallus DCS 340 digital label printing press, which was jointly built by printing press manufacturers Heidelberg and Gallus and offers full quality assurance fully integrated into the press control system. The solution’s long list of features includes continuous quality monitoring to maintain digital printing quality, real-time feedbacks and ongoing detection of missing, deviating or weak printing nozzles.

The new Gallus DCS 340 label press combines the latest digital inkjet printing technology with the benefits of conventional printing and finishing technology. The digital converting system offers new standards for quality of print results.

The AVT digital solution can be expanded, to include benefits such as color control, verification of geometric parameters like color to color registration, image placement and an advanced reporting system. In addition, the solution has the ability to monitor data integrity of static and variable content, classify possible print defects and initiate corrective actions. Ultimately, it is designed to efficiently support printing process automation and calibration in full synergy with the press controller.

Jaron Lotan, AVT's president and CEO: "We are honored to be the partner of choice for Heidelberg and Gallus, the recognized leader in narrow-web and label presses, in developing this digital converting system that achieves new standards of print result quality. Our collaboration further showcases why AVT is positioned to lead the way in both digital and conventional printing quality and control throughout the workflow process.”

Stefan Heiniger, COO Label Business at Gallus Ferd. Rüesch AG. states:”AVT is a leader in the label industry for inspection and workflow control. Their solutions are world class and are supported by their global network. Through our strategic partnership, the AVT inspection and press control system is a part of the newly unveiled prototype of our Digital Converting System “Gallus DCS 340” that will ensure Gallus customers are at the forefront of technology and print quality.”

In addition to the new digital inkjet press control system, AVT also showcased its new Helios S solution, which has been installed on the Gallus RCS 330mm label press. Deploying a cutting-edge vision concept and the latest technologies, the robust, reliable system handles even thick embossed metalized substrates as well as highly-reflective holographic foils and laminates. Helios S is designed to boost inspection capabilities and pave the way to the future of inspection and process control.