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Weber purchases six AVT Helios II systems

May 22, 2012

Weber Packaging Solutions Inc. (formerly Weber Marking), a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of labels and labeling systems since 1932, has purchased six PrintVision/Helios II 100% Inspection Systems from Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), a manufacturer of print process control, quality assurance and color control for the packaging, labels, folding cartons and commercial print markets.

Weber Packaging Solutions, which conducts business in 15 countries, will place the six Helios II Inspection Systems in their worldwide headquarters in Arlington Heights, IL, USA. Weber has done business with AVT before when it purchased Proofit Systems. When looking for 100% Inspection Systems, the company says it went with what they consider the worldwide leader in automatic inspection systems – AVT. Four of the Helios II 100% Inspection Systems will be placed on presses, one on a rewinder and one on a finishing unit of a digital label press.

“We have been looking to upgrade our vision defect detection systems for a few years. We have several pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and medical device manufacturers as customers and it is becoming almost a requirement to utilize this technology to guarantee the quality of the labels their products demand. After several discussions with AVT over the years, we were intrigued by the features of the AVT Helios II system,” says John O’Leary, VP of manufacturing.

Amir Dekel, corporate VP of marketing at AVT, says, ”For AVT to be recognized by one of the leading label manufacturing companies in the world is important for our company. It is confirmation that our state-of-the-art technology is meeting the highest standards of the industry and it is working reliably in any production environment. These inspection systems will guarantee that Weber will deliver labels that are 100% inspected, 100% of the time. This is adding real value to customer care.”