Masterwork to launch inspection system

Masterworks is to launch a new high-speed/precision carton inspection system, the MK420Q MINI. This is capable of 100 per cent continuous inspection 24 hours a day. It handles stock up to 420 x 350 mm in size, and from 180gsm to 350gsm in weight. Maximum speed is said to be 75,000 sph, assuming a sheet size of 250 x 100mm.
It uses a high resolution CCD camera that can detect defects down to 0.2 x 0.2 mm. The system can identify a huge selection of defects, from basic scratches and stains to variations within the embossing or coating and even irregularities in foil patterns. The accuracy is boosted by light source filters that reflect light from sheets to produce a clear image. The light source can be adjusted to suit the printing process in use.
The user to store data and images of defects for subsequent analysis and monitoring can be set for individual jobs, shifts or specific periods of operation. Data can easily be provided to customers to enable them to carry out their own analysis.
Ken Farnsworth, European sales manager, says that Masterwork will also launch an MK1450ER automatic platen die cutter with stripping facilities and a MK1060e high speed die cutter in the next six months.

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