March 2011 / Folding Carton Industry

Print Inspection System

Print Inspection System

DURAN MACHINERY presents the new Omega Allpro with ISRA Vision PrintSTAR 100% Print Detection System

As one of the leading gluer manufacturers in the carton industry, Duran Machinery of Turkey regularly brings significant developments to market. The new Omega Allpro equipped with ISRA Print STAR 100% Print Inspection System is one such product. This is a joint collaboration project with ISRA Vision of Germany and it’s the latest addition to the company’s wide and efficient range of gluers.  It ensures quality control and process control on the gluer while reducing waste because the blanks are inspected one by one throughout the gluing process.

“The aim of this project was to provide an easier production process with maximum productivity to our customers” says Pinar Kucukaras, Marketing Manager of Duran Machinery. Carton production increasingly involves complex processes especially for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food products -so quality assurance is a must particularly on short runs. A flexible and competent print inspection system is the perfect tool to ensure quality control – that’s why we teamed up with one of the leading companies in optical inspection systems in the world, ISRA Vision. The R&D ability of both companies enabled us to complete this project in a very short period of time “says Kucukaras.

The first Omega with ISRA PrintSTAR is an Omega Allpro 70 which includes a special ejection system for defective blanks. It was exhibited late last year by Duran Machinery at Printtek International Print Technologies Exhibition in Istanbul and created significant interest. The gluer speeds up to 230 m/min when running the print inspection system and is equipped with a side register section and straight line, double wall and auto bottom capabilities. The print detection system can also be by-passed when not required, at which time the gluer returns to its standard production speed of 400 m / min. The Omega Allpro with ISRA PrintSTAR inspects and compares each blank with a master PDF image. The benefits are significant, including reduction of production waste and fully documented quality inspection. As well as print control for streaks, scratches, missing print, smearing, discoloration and inspection for batch management, the system  can also inspect colour deviations, register variations, hot foil embossing, high gloss varnishes and metallic papers as options.

Other key features of the print inspection system are:

  • Multiple live image display for viewing the during production
  • Product data interface for linking to batch management systems
  • Optional real time flagging of defects
  • Image storage for defects
  • Easy visualization and classification of all defects
  • Robust database that enables tracking of waste.

Kucukaras tell us that they are delighted with the interest in this product following its launch at the end of November and adds “We are certain that this new Omega will be one of our most popular machines in Europe this year. Like us, our project partner, ISRA Vision, has a very customer orientated structure so we are fully confident about our providing excellent after sales services for these gluers.

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