The Helios D includes a rich and varied selection of optional add-on modules built to enhance and support your print inspection process, guaranteeing 100% quality inspection on every print job.
To prevent costly production errors, job verification is performed early in the process, during the setup stage. AVT’s verification toolset includes a robust PDF comparison module that compares every new job to the original PDF digital file or to the previously saved master image in case of re-runs.
An integral part of the print inspection process, inline color monitoring and measurement offers a variety of modules to support the workflow. Inline Delta E color monitoring enables a simple, standard method of alerting on color deviation during print run. In parallel, an inline spectrophotometer delivers real inline, ISO standard, dual-beam spectral color measurements on existing color targets or in image areas for absolute, accurate L*a*b*, density and dot gain measurement with enhanced reporting and a complete color workflow.
Possibly the most important component of any print job is its workflow – the key to streamlining and standardizing the steps required to carry out a task. AVT Helios D’s range of workflow modules help speed up overall print production via seamless transfer of quality data from the press to the rewinder, to efficiently remove defective material. AVT Workflow Link automatically stops the rewinder at the relevant defect location, saving valuable time and resources and automating the quality assurance process.
In order to efficiently collect, analyze and edit the quality PrintFlow data collected by the Helios D inspection platforms, a data management tool (PrintFlow Manager) provides key users with remote data access directly from their desktop. A central automatic storage of job data and roll reports, AVT PrintFlow Central supports central backup of all data, enabling continuous availability of inspection data at all times for analysis, management and complete workflow downstream.
The success of any print production process rests on process automation. To ensure quick and secure system setup, save production time and ensure consistent quality standards, several AVT Helios D modules were designed. Modules include communication with existing MIS (ERP) systems in the production facility and remote system setup using offline setup utilities to prepare jobs in advance. This is achieved through connectivity with Esko’s automation engine and pre-press to enable fully-automated setup and inspection for both conventional and digital presses.
AVT’s barcode and variable data verification enables label printers to inspect and verify 100% of the printed 1D and 2D codes as well as human readable items. It detects and alerts on any duplications, missing codes, barcode quality and readability, or any other code validity concerns. The system can compare and validate printed codes against the original database and export complete reports per roll or job.
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