BST solutions for narrow web market at Labelexpo Americas

PrintAction Staff
August 28, 2018
By PrintAction Staff
 The Shark LEX system is designed to recognize print defects in real time.
The Shark LEX system is designed to recognize print defects in real time.
BST North America will showcase its range of quality assurance products for label printing and the narrow web market at Labelexpo Americas 2018.

The product fields 100 percent inspection, web monitoring and web guiding will be the main topics at the booth of BST North America and its subsidiary AccuWeb. At the joint exhibition booth, visitors will find a portfolio of solutions designed to address the label industry’s technical and economic challenges that arise with the web-oriented manufacture of labels. The inspection systems, the quality assurance systems in the iPQ family, as well as the web guiding systems aim to ensure and control quality in web-oriented processes.

Visitors to the BST North America booth can see the company’s full line of 100% inspection and web monitoring solutions: the Super HANDYScan 4100 and the POWERScope 5000. Launched in the North American market at the last Labelexpo, the POWERScope 5000 can be operated via the hotkeys of the external keyboard or using the gesture control of a multitouch monitor. In both cases, operation is reduced to the essential functions, explains the company. The web monitoring system also features a wear-free electronic zoom and a high-resolution camera and LED flash. On the same moving web demo, BST North America will introduce the updated Super HANDYScan 4100. While the camera unit, monitors, cables and synchronization remain the same, the Super HANDYScan 4100 boasts a new state-of-the-art controller, with an updated user interface, startup screen, and TeamViewer for remote access.

A Shark 4000 Lex system for 100-percent inspection and the TubeScan eagle view inspection system will also be exhibited in the BST North America booth. Shark 4000 Lex has been developed especially for a variety of uses in the narrow web and label printing industries. Designed to detect small defects in real time, the Shark 4000 Lex is suitable for web widths up to 600 mm.

With the new QLink Workflow, the company has expanded its TubeScan product portfolio and has concentrated on synchronization, data handling and error editing. This solution was developed for customers who use the TubeScan system on print and cutting machines in parallel. With QLink, TubeScan systems can be used for the automatic control of cutting machines and stand-alone 100-percent inspection systems. Labelexpo attendees can see both the Shark 4000 Lex and the TubeScan in action on a rewinder in the BST North America booth.

In the field of web guiding, BST North America will be showing a CLS Pro 600 digital line and contrast sensor and a CompactGuide with a Wide Array sensor. A special highlight will be the new AccuNET controller from AccuWeb. Promising faster response and a higher-resolution graphical display, the touchscreen of the new controller boasts maximum operating convenience. The new system provides support in all the areas where it makes sense to use a touchscreen – during setup or for direct data input, for example. Its keys feature “tactical feedback” to minimize incorrect operation. The AccuNET controller will be part of a moving web demo in the booth at Labelexpo Americas, where visitors can see real-time demonstrations of web oscillation, guide point adjustment, web width monitoring, and DualEdge technology for centerline guiding with a single WideArray edge detector.

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