By connecting AVT to pre-production tools – such as management information systems (MIS) or Esko’s Automation Engine – printers can define and control cross-plant quality standards, monitor production floor key performance indicators (KPIs), uncover potential improvements, aggregate data and benchmark against defined targets. Another featured solution is AVT’s SpectraLab II, an inline, automatic spectral measurement system compliant with X-Rite’s discerning, ISO-compliant XRGA metrology standard, certifying the system's ability to optimize color measurement across multi-vendor networks, among other allowances.
AVT is also participating in Labelexpo's Automation Arena, where two start-to-finish lines are demonstrating – via compatible partner solutions – complete digital and conventional printing lifecycles from job creation through prepress, printing, finishing and invoicing. AVT is displaying additional Industry 4.0 solutions at its stand, including demos of the company’s forthcoming iCenter Platform, a next-generation cloud-based solution that empowers printers to manage and control quality and production standards for facilities around the world – ensuring global consistency.
Through iCenter, printers can set cross-site quality standards, auto-analyze PDF files for inspection, and utilize business intelligence from the production floor with seamless connectivity to MIS and prepress solutions for optimized, automated workflows.
For the first time at Labelexpo Europe, AVT is showing Helios D (digital), a high-end 100% automatic inspection system specifically designed to address digital printing challenges such as missing nozzles, ink drips and color uniformity – all in real time. Another key tool to reducing waste, enhancing production and making process monitoring truly comprehensive, Helios S Turbo is installed on an HP Indigo 8000 label press. A similarly streamlining AVT solution, Apollo 20K, is being showcased on an HP Indigo 20000 packaging press.
AVT also recently introduced Jet-IQ, a closed loop solution that allows digital printers to gain a competitive advantage through enhanced print quality at high speeds, reduced press down time, and full reporting capabilities. At Labelexpo Europe, visitors can see the solution in action on a Mark Andy digital press, as well as a Gallus Labelfire.
"Now that AVT is part of the Danaher family of companies, we have even more opportunities to work with strategic partners to collaborate on interconnected, 'linked' solutions that automate workflow while providing insight into production behaviors," says Jaron Lotan, president and CEO of AVT. "As a solutions provider who has always seen advanced metrics and quality control as key components for comprehensive inspection, this leaves AVT well-positioned for the Industry 4.0 revolution."