Heidelberg updates Prinect Inspection Control

Heidelberg has released version 2 of its inline Prinect Inspection Control, designed for real time inspection of print to locate defects. It will be demonstrated at next month’s Interpack show in Dusseldorf.

Prinect Inspection Control 2 uses two high-resolution colour cameras that inspect the full sheet.

Prinect Inspection Control 2 works via Heidelberg’s Wallscreen XL, which displays any defects the system picks up and their position on the sheet, sorted by size. It uses two high-resolution colour cameras that inspect the full sheet and automatically compares the print against a PDF. There’s a choice of five inspection tolerances that can be automatically loaded from the prepress stage. It includes optimized sheet guide together with the LED illumination and continuous paper white measurement.

The new system is available now and can be fitted to the Speedmaster XL 75, CX 102, XL 106, XL 145, and XL 162 model ranges with coating unit. One of the first users was Aug. Heinrigs, based in Aachen, Germany, and part of the RLC Packaging Group, which operates a Speedmaster XL 106-8+LYYL. Print Process Manager Daniel Blatt praised the new system, saying: “Continuous monitoring of the printing process means that defects are detected immediately, and the operator can respond straight away. Our experience with the system has been very positive, because even the smallest defects that would normally go undetected are found. It goes without saying that this significantly reduces the risk of paper waste and complaints. Comprehensive quality documentation in the Analyze Point also enables complete transparency across the entire run.”




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