Innovative market first: Combined inspection system for unprinted and printed web materialsMarch 16, 2022
|Optimizing workflows in the production of flexible packaging remains a major issue for packaging manufacturers. High-performance inline inspection systems have already made a crucial contribution to maximizing quality and production efficiency. Now, the evolution has moved on even further. With DualSTAR, ISRA VISION offers a single system that combines the inspection of unprinted films, laminates, and coatings with that of printed materials for the first time.|
The expression “Think twice – think dual” says it all: This groundbreaking dual-use inspection system appeals specifically to companies involved in converting for flexible packaging. The innovative solution takes an entirely new approach to combined inspection systems. DualSTAR combines the functions of ISRA’s SMASH and PrintSTAR inspection systems, achieving 100% quality control of unprinted films, laminates, coatings, and printed materials. Developed by ISRA VISION, the leading manufacturer of surface inspection systems, the combined solution ensures process optimization throughout the entire value chain. Now, the same inspection system can inspect both unprinted and printed substrates, for example, during rewinding, cutting, and lamination.
The surface inspection component in this dual-configuration inspection system is responsible for detecting and classifying all relevant defects during the production of unprinted web materials. The system is designed for the automatic inspection of transparent, opaque, dyed, and translucent materials and can even be used to find defects on the rewinder with outstanding results. In ongoing production of unprinted materials, the DualSTAR detects the tiniest defects, such as spots and holes, even at the highest web speeds. Typical defects in the lamination process, such as wrinkles and gaps, are also found reliably.