AVT inline inspection tools are now integrated with the Esko prepress and workflow ecosystem. This means that converters can now measure print quality throughout their complete workflow and communicate color and quality to all stakeholders. This results in easier, faster, and more accurate right first time production.
With over 2,000 installations worldwide, the AVT Helios product line is a market-proven automatic 100% inspection solution designed for labels and other narrow web printing applications.
Helios automatically inspects printed labels or packs for defects and imperfections, delivering exceptional quality results and eliminating customer rejections. Raising the bar on automatic print inspection, Helios supports every stage in the production process.
Helios automatically detects defects such as missing labels, errors in character areas, color variations, misregistration, missing print, spots, imperfect matrix peeling, die cut registration, and more. To achieve superior inline quality assurance and process control, Helios is quickly and easily installed on any press or rewinder, including a slitter rewinder. Helios can also be installed on other types of finishing equipment, as it supports current and future converting equipment, regardless of machine speed, width or technology.
When installed on a printing press, Helios operates as an inline quality assurance and process control solution, alerting potential print problems and recording every relevant defect. Via an integrated reporting mechanism from press to rewinder, the WorkFlow Link module (optional) is later used for downstream repair on the finishing machine or in quality reports for the end-user. Helios is also equipped with a built-in PrintFlow module, where operators can use inline reporting to review job/order/roll reports, edit and export to digital files, or print reports for later material handling.
When installed on a rewinder, Helios seamlessly controls the rewinder, creating a combined automatic inspection station. The system automatically inspects 100% of labels or packs and stops the rewinder at defect locations to clean the defective parts before the roll is sent to the customer.
Esko, a Danaher company, is a global provider of integrated software and hardware solutions that digitize, automate and connect the go-to-market process of consumer goods. Esko connects people, processes and tools to meet the needs of global brands and the people who trust them.
Esko customers bring consumer products to life with accuracy, efficiency and speed. Packaging for 9 out of 10 major brands is produced by Esko customers today. Headquartered in Gent, Belgium, Esko employs 1800 people worldwide with a unique focus on the packaging sector.