Data-sharing innovations promise to change how printers manage production, print customers, personnel.
WAUKESHA, WI, USA—October 30, 2018—BALDWIN Vision Systems (BVS) will showcase the latest developments and new features for its growing portfolio of defect detection and color management technology at Labelexpo India 2018 (stand C5, 22-25 November, India Expo Centre & Mart - Greater Noida, Delhi NCR). The new Vision Systems business unit of Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. unites former brands PC Industries, QuadTech, and Web Printing Controls.
Hemant Desai, Director for BALDWIN Vision Systems - India, comments, “Guests to our stand will have a first look at some truly exciting new technical achievements. These are some early examples that show—by combining engineering talent and resources—we can take our proven technology to a whole new level. BVS color management and defect management systems already have a strong presence in North America and Europe, and we are eager to feature these automated solutions here.”
One “first look” is the Guardian RTM, a new real-time quality monitoring and reporting tool for the Guardian PQV advanced 100 percent print inspection. Guardian RTM uses a central server to monitor, collect, and display real-time inspection data for multiple presses and jobs—and even across multiple plants—on a simple, uncluttered dashboard user interface.
Isaam Lutfiyya, Director of Global Sales & Marketing for BVS, explains, “This data-connecting technology allows printers to track and compare many different production metrics. Press managers can monitor changes as they happen, and make highly-informed decisions about print quality, defect management, and even operator-to-operator performance. This is a unique competitive advantage, in that it’s truly the first product of its kind to tie together how you manage your processes, your print customers, and even your people. You’re empowered to quickly identify any mechanical issues, process inefficiencies, or even tailor your operator training to eliminate defects. This new platform opens the door to build even more functionality into the system.”
Additional enhancements to the Guardian PQV include automated setup and automated job changeover, limiting operator intervention for a more efficient and accurate inspection process. The system provides true 100 percent print inspection for pharmaceutical, converting, label, flexo, wide, and narrow web applications. Other defect management solutions featured at the show include Guardian OLP PDF proofing and offline inspection, Guardian LSI inspection, and GV-500 Series digital web viewers.
BVS color management workflow technology includes ColorTrack™ software, which automates the process of delivering absolute consistency from press-to-press, shift-to-shift, and plant-to-plant. Significant advancements include options for customized ‘out of tolerance’ alerts, capabilities to reduce changeover time and leftover ink, precise calculation of required ink quantities during job setup, per-job monitoring of real ink costs, and the ability to manage conditions across different processes, presses, and facilities to guarantee brand color fidelity. New data gathering, production monitoring, and reporting tools will enable quality managers to deliver full production overviews to print buyers and brand owners. These enhancements provide even greater control for highly accurate, fast, press-side correction of ink formulations.
Color Measurement with DeltaCam™ delivers affordable, accurate inline spectral measurement to achieve absolute color consistency. Packaging converters can utilize automated, full spectral value measurement—in agreement with ISO standards—on film, paper, or board, ensuring that all printed products are within their customers’ color specifications. Using InkWeigh™ software and scales, press operators can eliminate trial and error by weighing and tracking ink corrections at the press for each client, each job. Printers can fully track ink inventories for the creation of new recipes, for managing leftovers, for ensuring full traceability, and for optimizing ink storage to greatly reduce waste and cost.
According to Mr. Lutfiyya, “The launch of new products and features demonstrates our heightened focus on providing the latest solutions to meet market demand for fast, accurate, and increased quality control. These enhancements exemplify our commitment to delivering future-proof systems that regularly undergo updates to ensure they meet printers’ changing requirements. The Industry 4.0 technology featured at Labelexpo India is a sign of things to come from BALDWIN Vision Systems.”
The Vision Systems business unit of Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. BALDWIN Vision Systems sells its automated control systems in more than 100 countries, and maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations. The BVS - India office is located at E-131, G.I.D.C. Electronic Estate, Sector 26, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 382028, India. For product information, please contact Mr. Hemant Desai (+91 3287041, Hemant.Desai@baldwintech.com).
For more information, please contact:
Craig Du Mez, Global Branding, PR & Communications | Vision Systems:
Craig.DuMez@baldwintech.com or +1 (262) 923-4894.
Kylie Manser, Account Director, Bespoke:
Baldwin@bespoke.co.uk or +44 (0) 1737 215200.
Press Release- English
ABOUT BALDWIN TECHNOLOGY COMPANY INC.
Baldwin Technology Company Inc. is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of innovative process-automation equipment, parts, service and consumables for the printing, packaging, textile, plastic film extrusion and corrugated industries. As a total solutions provider, Baldwin offers our customers a broad range of market-leading technologies, with a focus on improving the economic and environmental efficiency of production processes. Through a global footprint of 21 company-owned locations and an extensive network of partners, our customers are supported globally, regionally and locally by dedicated sales and service team members who add value by forming long-term relationships. Baldwin is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partners, a Barry-Wehmiller company. For more, visit baldwintech.com.
ABOUT BW FORSYTH PARTNERS
BW Forsyth Partners is the investment arm of multibillion-dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller. Established in 2009, BW Forsyth Partners blends Barry-Wehmiller’s unparalleled legacy of value creation and people-centric culture development with keen investing experience to help companies realize their true potential. With a focus limited to areas known well, BW Forsyth Partners seeks to partner with leadership teams to acquire small- to middle-market companies in the capital and component equipment, and professional services sectors. In each of our operating companies, BW Forsyth Partners deploys operational improvements and strategy development without compromising the autonomy, strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit of their leadership teams. For more information, visit bwforsyth.com.