EyeC, print inspection experts, and Versor Engineering, manufacturer of folder gluers, have started a partnership to provide printers with new and flexible solutions for 100 per cent outgoing quality control of folding cartons. One of these joint solutions, a pre-feeder module, called Versor Inspector has been showcased for the first time at the German trade show Fachpack this past September.

Exhibited on Versor’s booth, in Hall 7A of the trade show, FachPack, the Versor Inspector attracted many visitors. Equipped with EyeC’s in-line inspection system – the EyeC ProofRunner – this flexible and movable pre-feeder unit can easily be connected to any folder gluer to convert it into an inspection solution for folding cartons.

As required for most packaging materials for pharmaceutical, cosmetic, toiletry, and branded products, the system inspects 100 per cent of the production and compares it against the signed-off proof. Easy and quick to set-up and able to operate at a speed of 300 m/min (984 ft/min), the system detects all relevant print defects on the carton and uses the folder gluer’s existing ejection device to reject any defective item. As a result, print shops comply with the highest quality requirements and avoid customer rejects without slowing down production.

The Versor Inspector is one of the solutions offered to printers by EyeC and Versor to simplify and automate quality controls. Alternatively, EyeC inspection systems can also be integrated in Versor’s folder gluers and sorting units. This comprehensive portfolio gives folding carton manufacturers the option to choose the solution that best fit their budget and processes.

“We are really happy with this new partnership with EyeC. After the successful launch of the Versor Inspector, we decided to give print shops the opportunities to test our systems directly with their own material by welcoming them at our production site in Bydgoszcz from October 15th to 26th, 2018” says Slawomir Zamaro, President of Versor Engineering. “There carton manufacturers will be able to see not only the Versor Inspector in action but also EyeC’s inspection system integrated on our folder gluer.”

Dr. Ansgar Kaupp, CEO of EyeC GmbH, adds: “Two Versor Inspector are already perfectly working at customers’ sites and a third installation is about to take place. The market is now asking for this new technology and ready to benefit from its flexibility.”