Advanced Vision Technology Offers Auto Inspection Workflow Solution
Published: July 22nd, 2013
The ZeroSet Automated Inspection Workflow makes possible universal inspection – meaning even very short runs can be automatically inspected – leading to a direct improvement in overall quality control for jobs that previously may have been left uninspected, the company said in a press release.
In addition, printing press operators utilizing ZeroSet do not need to define inspection system data nor print information during the printing process. This unattended operation greatly diminishes the likelihood of mistakes.
To be featured at LabelExpo Europe September 24-27 in Brussels, Belgium, ZeroSet was developed as part of strategic cooperation between AVT and Esko.
ZeroSet is enabled by linking prepress workflow with AVT’s Automatic Inspection Solution. Esko integrated the AVT Automatic Inspection Workflow with its Automation Engine version 12 (AE12) design and workflow software. The prepress operator identifies the critical areas in the job to be checked. The AE12 software then submits all setup-related parameters to the AVT Automatic Inspection Solution using Job Definition Format (JDF). This totally eliminates the need for printing press operators to set the system on-press.
Another benefit of ZeroSet is uniformity: an automation-triggered setup enables all users to start from the exact same quality specifications. The solution also easily addresses job audits.
“The ZeroSet is the first outcome of our strategic partnership with Esko, the market leader for pre-production workflow,” said Gal Shamri, vice president of corporate business development for Advanced Vision Technology Ltd. “We are delighted to have this cooperation, which goes in-line with our commitment to provide our mutual customers an integrated and efficient quality and process control solution. Together with Esko, we look forward to showcasing this solution at LabelExpo Europe.”
“We are very pleased to have this partnership with AVT. The link between the AVT inline inspection solution and the Esko Automation Engine 12 streamlines the quality control workflow from pre-press to press," said Bernard Zwaenepoel, senior vp software business, Esko. "This cooperation with AVT extends the integration of end-to-end label and packaging print production workflow into the pressroom. We are looking forward to a successful LabelExpo Brussels where we will demonstrate to our customers the benefits of this mutually developed solution.”
At LabelExpo, AVT will demonstrate the ZeroSet on its Helios systems installed at the HP booth, Hall 9. In addition, AVT will introduce additional quality control automation solutions, including the next generation of its established PrintFlow print quality database. PrintFlow 2.0 features an upgraded user interface, a new roll map display and expanded production management capabilities.
AVT will also showcase its signature PrintVision/Helios II, the company’s industry-leading 100% inspection technology designed to meet the requirements of any label and narrow web application. The sophisticated solution inspects all print technologies – both on press and on rewinder – and offers a range of additional tools and modules for increased versatility, such as AVT’s new Holographic Inspection Module.