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Another U.S. premiere was iCenter Platform, a next generation
cloud based solution that provides solutions to set cross site quality
standards, auto analyze PDF files for inspection, and extract business
intelligence from the production floor with a seamless connectivity to
MIS and prepress solutions for optimized automated workflows.
BST North America introduced four new products: Powerscope
5000, Eagleview, WideArray Edge Detectors and IPQ Workflow. The
Powerscope 5000 is the next generation of BST’s narrow web visual
inspection system. It features a high resolution camera capable of
viewing a print area as large as 4-in. by 3-in., and magnifying register
marks and other small print details up to 35x. EagleView is the newest
model within the Tubescan 100 percent inspection range. Tubescan
EagleView has two cameras in a single housing. One provides 100
percent inspection of the material, while the second—which is on a
moving traverse—simultaneously provides highly magnified images
of any area or detail within the print repeat.
WideArray Edge Detectors, part of the AccuWeb brand, feature large
detection ranges to accommodate variations in web width. Web
widths can be changed on the fly, eliminating the need to physically
reposition edge sensors. iPQ Workflow is a package of products that
allows linking of machines, departments and processes into inte-
gration quality assurance systems. The components enable reliable
assessment, correction and efficient removal of defects, provide solu-
tions for data sharing, assist in complex finishing processes and help
streamline quality control from prepress to shipping of finished labels.
KTI demonstrated its newest generation ZC Series Butt Splicer. This
machine can be used with a variety of materials including labels and
film. A roll dolly loading mechanism is integrated into the machine,
making it easier to change rolls, and the pivoting splice head is nar-
rower, allowing easier access to the machine. The rotary shear knife in
the KTI splice head cuts through both the new web and the running
web simultaneously, guaranteeing an identical cut edge on both webs
before tape is applied.
KTI’s MTR Series turret rewinder was developed with a smaller
footprint, and is portable and easy to move between presses. It offers
many additional features to the popular KR Series turret rewinder and
is perfect for running pressure sensitive paper label stock.
Martin Automatic unveiled the MLSW Splicer for non stop roll
change of self wound overlaminate films. The compact design of the
MLSW allows for installation above a new or existing narrow web
press. Splices are prepared in the aisle at a safe ergonomic height,
without having to reach over a running press. And splice preparation
is ultra simple, requiring no additional tape or adhesive.
Phoseon Technology highlighted its new FirePower FP601 water
cooled LED curing solution for narrow web printing. FirePower
delivers a high peak intensity of 20-w./cm2
. Installation is simple,
because no tools are required for power, data and water connections.
Equipment providers can use the advanced communications features
provided via ethernet based Modbus/TCP capability. n
Winners of the 2016 Label Industry Global Awards, rec-
ognizing noteworthy and innovative achievements of label
printers and their suppliers, were announced at a gala cere-
mony staged at the conclusion the opening day of Labelex-
po Americas and held at the Rosemont Theatre. Nearly 400
members of the industry turned out to honor peers.
Mitch Butier, president and CEO of Avery Dennison, paid
tribute to Belmark’s Bruce Bell, the 2016 recipient of the R.
Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award. Bell was singled
out for his success in establishing Belmark in 1977, as well
as for actively encouraging and inspiring upcoming talent
The Award for Innovation (companies with more than 300
employees), sponsored by Flint Group Narrow Web, was
presented to Jindal Films Americas for its development of
Platinum Thermal, a white surface printable polyolefin film
that replaces both coated and direct thermal substrates
and thermal transfer ribbons in many thermal label and bar
Eshuis BV collected the Award for Innovation (companies
with less than 300 employees), also sponsored by Flint
Group Narrow Web. Eshuis was requested by Coca-Cola to
develop an industrial 3-D bow label which could be applied
at 40,000 bottles per hour as a standard Coke wraparound
label. In association with Constantia Flexibles, more than
130 million labels were produced, divided over 21 different
sizes of bow label.
Dow Chemical Co. received the Award for Sustainability,
sponsored by Jindal Films, for its Chemical Sustainability
Tool initiative. The tool has been designed to enable teams
to quickly evaluate sustainability challenges and opportuni-
ties, document their thoughts and create an effective visual
way of communicating the results.
Bruce Bell receives the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award.
Photo courtesy of Tarsus Group
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