06 Machines and equipment for the production of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
06.02 Single machines /equipment for the production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products
06.02.14 Inspection machines for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products
Inspection machines for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products
Product category: Optical inspection systems
Slitting rewinders are at the end of the label production process and they are responsible for removing waste before the final product is shipped to the customer. Traditionally, rewinders are equipped with stroboscopes, missing label detectors, flag and splice sensors aimed at detecting common label production defects. These devices are difficult to adjust and rely on the attentive operator to be in working order.
Automatic Label Inspection Systems help significantly reduce waste during printing. The ALIS camera systems check every label passing through the slitting rewinder, detecting printing mistakes at speeds up to 320 m/min. The rewinder is then controlled to slow down and position the defect for viewing. The image of the defect is clearly displayed on the screen and the operator can quickly repair it by replacement or splice-out. On pharmaceutical rewinders, the repaired segment can be re-inspected. PDF verification technology is used to automate setup and assure one point of reference. Statistical information is collected and organized in easy to read, graphical reports. The 100% inspection assures that no printing defects reach the print customer.
Camera inspection is a valuable tool for quality control in the roll-to-roll production of labels and flexible packaging. When installed in a slitting rewinder, the inspection system prevents defective material from reaching the end customer. The cameras on the printing press contribute to waste reduction and higher production speeds. Inspection systems also collect objective process information and supply data to production monitoring and system scheduling.
Based near Stuttgart, Germany, Nikka Research Deutschland GmbH is specialized in providing high-tech automation, inspection and measurement solutions for the labels and packaging printing industries. Nikka Research is part of the Nikka company group of Japan with more than 50 years experience in providing solutions for the graphic industry. Our product line includes the Alis and ODRI inspection systems, widely used in cosmetics, pharmaceutical, packaging, beverage and food product printing.