Shlomo Amir, AVT’s CEO says the demand for high-end quality and 100% fault free products in industries such as pharmaceuticals, cigarettes, wine, cosmetics and security printing, makes the regulated sheet fed market a perfect match for its advanced machine vision technology.
"We have adapted our market leading web-fed print inspection technology to meet the requirements of the sheet-fed market. We intend to continue introducing a variety of solutions for the sheet-fed print market in the next 12 months."
The worldwide sheet-fed press market is estimated at more than 370,000 machines. More than 13,000 sheet-fed presses and 10,000 folders/gluers are serving the packaging, labels and security printing applications.
The demand for waste, labour and material cost reduction is forcing sheet-fed printers to invest in both on-press and off-press automatic inspection systems that can meet their customers’ demands, he adds.
Amir says the first AVT sheet-fed print inspection installation at Cartor, a high-quality security printer in France and a member of the UK-headquartered Walsall Security Printing Group, was extremely successful.
One of the major stamp converters in Europe, Cartor decided to replace human eye-based inspection with sophisticated automatic inspection systems, and “soon realized that AVT’s consistent, high sensitivity and fast technology provided 100% fool-proof quality assurance.”