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ABG installs third flytec at German label printer

April 19, 2012

AB Graphic International GmbH has supplied a third flytec label inspection rewinding system to Moenchengladbach, Germany-based printer Baehren Druck. The flytec 150 features bi-directional rewinding to ensure all labels are inspected and error free and allows for continuous printing. The flytec 150 will be used for 100 percent print face inspection of pharmaceutical labels at speeds up to 150 mm/min.

The flytec 150 installed at Baehren Druck
Designed for 200 mm maximum web widths, the system includes inside/outside forward and backward winding modes, constant web tension, web break control and web length, roll diameter and label counting. Equipped with a PC-controlled fleyeVision print face inspection camera, the system offers grey scale line scanning at 2048 pixel resolution and minimum defect detection across the web of 0.15 square mm (black dot on white background).

Commenting on the purchase, Svend Herder, head of production planning at Baehren Druck, says, “We already had two flytec 2000 inspection rewinding machines and when the need arose to replace an older rewinder, we immediately contacted AB Graphic International. The new flytec is ideal for our requirements with an excellent price to specification ratio. Our previous experience with the performance of our existing flytec machines and the fact that we would be getting a relatively local, fast and efficient package of machine and technical service was a key factor in the purchasing decision.”

“The flytec 150 is a one stop solution for 100 percent web inspection, suitable for final checking of the print face before delivery,” says Christer Markgraf of AB Graphic. “The web is inspected and when an error is detected, it is rewound back to the splicing table in front of the camera where the faulty label can be replaced or removed. Once the correction has been made, the web is re-inspected ensuring 100 percent inspection.”

“We specialize in the production of high value secondary packaging materials and offer a wide variety of labels for the pharmaceutical industry,” adds Walter Baehren, CEO at Baehren Druck. “Eight-six percent of our turnover is in this industry, so we need optimum print face inspection so that we can guarantee the stringent levels of product security demanded by this market and trouble free, onward label application. The flytec 150 has also significantly increased our flexibility on shorter print runs. We no longer have to interrupt long run jobs being processed on our larger flytec 2000 machines to meet the demand for an urgent short run job order as these can be processed on the new machine. We also save more time than we had initially expected.”