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Argus Turbo HD

Combined Print Inspection Solution


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Combined Print Inspection Solution for 100% Process and Quality Control

An automatic 100% inline Inspection, the Argus Turbo HD product line, AVT’s flagship solution, delivers a unique combination of 100% high-resolution print inspection and superior zoom process control, to detect imperfections in real-time. To achieve high-quality results, Argus Turbo HD combines two innovative sensing technologies – 100% inspection of the web, 100% of the time, at exceptionally high speeds, while in parallel, an area-based camera zooms-in to visually inspect regions of interest, at a high optical resolution.

The Argus Turbo HD product line decreases production time, automates manual processes, and provides valuable waste savings. Backed by AVT’s pioneering vision technologies, Argus Turbo HD product line raises the bar on in-line process control and quality assurance by providing high resolution and performance at any given web width, with resolutions ranging from 8K to 16K

Argus Models: flexibility to meet YOUR needs

The AVT Argus Turbo HD product line is available in 2 main product versions to support any type of print application and technology:

Argus E Turbo HD 

Entry level combined solution of 100% print inspection, with high resolution viewing and press control capabilities

Argus Turbo HD 

High end combined solution for 100% print inspection with high resolution viewing, press control capabilities and high zoom automatic inspection in area camera side for improved process controlThe AVT Process Control solution (“Jupiter”) can be upgraded to the Argus Turbo HD configuration. 

How it works

Argus Turbo HD is quickly and easily installed on any press, to capture both random and process print problems, visually indicating both the position and type of defect, and marking all defects for further analysis, archiving and reporting.

The system detects print defects, including color variations, mis-registration, streaks, ink splashes, and misprints. When problems are detected, the operator can immediately address the issue quickly, and correct the relevant defect source.

High-Resolution Matrix Camera

The area high zoom camera assists the operator during job make ready, for high definition viewing of print quality and register. When in production, both repeating and random defects are automatically highlighted according to selected quality standards, and if required, the system’s high-resolution x16 optical zoom matrix camera is pointed to the suspected defect location for further investigation.

Workflow, Archiving & Reporting

Equipped with a built-in PrintFlow module, the system automatically stores all job data in job archiving for fast setup in the case of reprints, while detection data is logged into the system’s roll and job reporting, including defect location, defect images, and print quality statistics. Operators use in-line reporting to review job/order/roll reports, edit and export final reports to digital files, or to AVT WorkFlow Link to automatically connect to rewinders or slitters, and efficiently remove defective material prior to shipment. The system’s PrintFlow Manager collects relevant PrintFlow data from multiple systems, so that managers and key personnel can easily monitor, analyze and control production quality from their desktop PCs.


  • Boosts Productivity

    The Argus Turbo HD product line ensures consistent print quality on every job and increases overall press productivity. Users gain rapid return on investment (ROI) and save valuable time with fast press set-up deployment. Customers equally benefit, by reducing waste, resources and production costs, while preventing customer rejections.

  • Unrivalled Print Quality

    Argus Turbo HD product line delivers 100% quality assurance and print process control that supports all web presses, substrates, and applications. The system detects and alerts on a wide range of print defects, and marks all defects for further analysis, archiving and reporting.

  • Unique Print Inspection Process

    A fully-automated inspection process, Argus Turbo HD product line offers an intuitive user interface with an easy on-line guide, minimizing job set-up, and detecting critical defects in real time. The system categorizes defects according to defect type, with easy on-screen view, and indicates the precise defect location on the full repeat image.

  • Works seamlessly on any application and substrate

    Supports all web press substrates and applications, including transparent and flexible substrates, foils, paper and cartons, used in the packaging industry.

  • Regions of Interest (ROI) and “step and repeat” setup

    All required setup can be done on one package and automatically set to “step and repeat” on all other packages. The system enables setting different sensitivities/profiles to different regions in the package, for enhanced detection in key areas, or to reduce sensitivities in less critical areas.

  • Illumination control

    Separate control of each illumination source (diffusive, reflective, backlight), is relevant when more than one illumination option is installed (optional Translight and Reflective modules) and enables best image quality and inspection on various jobs and applications

  • Good material count

    Built-in, on-line monitoring of “good to ship” material, ensures sufficient good material is printed prior to the next job change.

  • Quick Set

    Fast, automatic “zero set-up” time for repeating jobs.

  • Inspection Profiles

    Fast, easy generation for seamless set-up and improved control of quality standards.

Optional Modules

All predefined Argus Turbo HD product line bundles include a rich and varied selection of optional add-on modules built to enhance and support your print inspection process, guaranteeing 100% quality assurance and process control on every print job.

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