DISCOVERY PQExpress is a competitively priced and easy to implement print quality inspection system for monitoring 100% of a continuous web.
DISCOVERY PQExpress key features:
- Reliable Defect Detection – missing labels, matrix residue, die-cut errors
- Intelligent Web Viewing – an upgrade from traditional viewing
- High speed – up to 350 m/min (1150 ft./min)
- Flexible Equipment Control – alarms, marking, equipment stop
- Intuitive Design – quick set-up & adaptive learning
- Competitively priced – intelligent print quality inspection at an entry-level price!
DISCOVERY PQExpress is available:
- As a packaged solution – Inspection camera, lighting, web rollers, housing, Industrial PC and a touch screen monitor
- In 3 web widths – 330mm (13”), 430mm (17”) & 530mm (21”).
- Fully configured & Supported – for fast installation.
Intelligent Web Monitoring & Viewing
DISCOVERY PQExpress is a high-performance upgrade to traditional web viewing technology. Operators can view the entire web, in real time, at web speeds up to 350 m/min (1150 ft./min).
Reliable Defect Detection
DISCOVERY PQExpress provides real-time, print defect detection such as missing labels, label matrix residue, die-cut errors, ink smudges & streaks, as well as detecting surface imperfections such as creases, bubbling and wrinkles. Intelligent detection algorithms are deployed to quickly identify defects and to avoid false alarms. Live displays of images, with the defect clearly identified with a coloured marker, enable the operator to immediately spot defects as they occur.
Operator & Equipment Control
When an error is detected, DISCOVERY PQExpress can generate a 24v defect signal to trigger a flashing light or an audible alarm. Optionally, PQExpress can be configured to stop the equipment or to control a web marking/flagging device. This allows the operator to take appropriate corrective action and to prevent further loss. A historical defect log allows the operator to review the last 30 defects.
Print Quality Inspection
Detect printing errors such as dirty print, color variations, splashes, ink spots, and smudges.
Detect surface imperfections such as creases, bubbling, wrinkles, and debris. Missing labels.
Die Cut Errors
Detect die-cut errors resulting in label matrix residues and positioning issues.
- Lower Costs – Automatically capture print quality defects. Prevents costly reprints
- Improved Productivity – Automate labor-intensive print quality inspection processes for high-speed production
- Increased Customer Satisfaction – Inspection meets the requirements of large, demanding customers
- Less Scrap / Less Waste – Immediately prevent costly scrapping of large runs of defective print
- Mitigate risks – Ensure all jobs comply with customer requirements and government regulations
- Machine independent – Can be retro-fitted to most existing printing and finishing equipment
- Reliable – 100% web viewing & defect reporting. Uninterrupted detection of defects
- User-Friendly – Faster set-up & logical GUI layout
- Supported – Comprehensive maintenance contracts featuring remote diagnostics.
- Competitively priced – An intelligent print quality inspection solution at an entry-level price
Intuitive Design – Quick Set-up & Adaptive Learning
System setup is quick and easy and involves minimal time-consuming sensor adjustments. An intelligent, master image training mode is used to generate the golden image (master), which is compared against the live image when the system is running.
Fast, robust print inspection
The DISCOVERY PQExpress is a cost-effective and robust solution for 100% inspection for web presses and rewinders up to a width of 550mm (22”). The 64bit software platform ensures the system is fast, responsive and able to read and process large images, even at press speeds of up to 350 m/min (1150 ft./min).
Complete, competitively priced packaged solution
The DISCOVERY PQExpress is available as a complete, competitively priced, packaged solution, including; inspection camera, lighting and web rollers all enclosed in a compact, robust metal casing for reliable and stable inspection operations. The unit is available in 3 web widths of 330mm (13”), 420mm (16”) & 550mm (22”). The system also includes a high-performance PC and a touch screen monitor, fully configured for fast installation.
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