Labelexpo 2018: Baldwin brings industry 4.0 connected workflow solutions

Baldwin Vision Systems (BVS) showcased the latest developments and new features for its growing portfolio of defect detection and colour management technology at Labelexpo India 2018.

22 Nov 2018 | By Rahul Kumar

Hemant Desai, director for Baldwin Vision Systems India and with Gerry Stanford, business development manager, Vision Systems during the show

The new Vision Systems business unit of Baldwin Technology Company unites former brands PC Industries, QuadTech, and Web Printing Controls.

Hemant Desai, director for Baldwin Vision Systems India, said, “Guests to our stand will have a first look at some truly exciting new technical achievements. These are some early examples that show — by combining engineering talent and resources — we can take our proven technology to a whole new level. BVS colour management and defect management systems already have a strong presence in North America and Europe, and we are eager to feature these automated solutions here.”

One ‘first look’ is the Guardian RTM, a new real-time quality monitoring and reporting tool for the Guardian PQV advanced 100 percent print inspection. Guardian RTM uses a central server to monitor, collect, and display real-time inspection data for multiple presses and jobs — and even across multiple plants — on a simple, uncluttered dashboard user interface.

Isaam Lutfiyya, director of global sales & marketing for BVS, added, “This data-connecting technology allows printers to track and compare many different production metrics. Press managers can monitor changes as they happen, and make highly-informed decisions about print quality, defect management, and even operator-to-operator performance. This is a unique competitive advantage, in that it’s truly the first product of its kind to tie together how you manage your processes, your print customers, and even your people. You’re empowered to quickly identify any mechanical issues, process inefficiencies, or even tailor your operator training to eliminate defects. This new platform opens the door to build even more functionality into the system.”

Additional enhancements to the Guardian PQV include automated setup and automated job changeover, limiting operator intervention for a more efficient and accurate inspection process. The system provides true 100% print inspection for pharmaceutical, converting, label, flexo, wide, and narrow web applications.

Other defect management solutions featured at the show include Guardian OLP PDF proofing and offline inspection, Guardian LSI inspection, and GV-500 Series digital web viewers.

Stand C5