AVT, a world leader in print inspection, process control and quality assurance solutions, and Edale, a leading supplier of sophisticated flexographic and digital printing presses and converting equipment, have introduced a fully integrated closed loop image-based pressure, register and inspection system at Label Expo Europe.

The jointly developed solution, which combines key benefits of systems from both companies, will be showcased at Edale’s Stand 7D39.  

The new solution comes on the heels of the successful launch of Edale’s Autonomous inking impression Registration, or AIIR. Integrated on Edale’s FL-3 and FL-5 flexographic presses, the solution incorporates camera technology from AVT that, among other benefits, guarantees a level of registration quality never before seen in single-pass printing. After makeready, AVT’s 100% inspection system runs in the background, ensuring exemplary print quality.

The configuration at LabelExpo Europe will include a new feature: an integrated, image-based pressure control system. The solution will run live on Edale’s FL-3 Graphium Hybrid Press throughout the show.

AIIR functions as follows: Registration marks are printed on each station and fed to the AVT Helios S camera positioned at the end of the press. The camera analyzes the relative positions of the marks and sends necessary corrections to the respective print stations. Sophisticated tracking software developed by Edale ensures that no additional corrections are made until the initial corrections have passed the camera.

James Boughton Edale Managing Director comments “Edale’s close cooperation with AVT has resulted in Edale being able to offer one of the most highly automated flexo presses in the industry. We are proud to announce that Edale is the only narrow web press manufacturer offering a fully integrated combined image based pressure and register control system on our analogue and hybrid digital flexo presses. The technology will be showcased at Label Expo on the Edale stand Hall 7, Stand D39. “

“Working closely with Edale, we have achieved a solution that has exceeded our expectations,” said David Naisby, Business Development Director for AVT. “Together, we’ve developed a unified, Helios-integrated platform performing multiple tasks to consistently minimize waste and increase overal quality. Edale has a collaborative, forward-thinking team whose experience and ethos of open minded technology development has helped create a winning solution for the label industry.”

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