QuadTech Inspection System Now Certified by Windmöller & Hölscher
SUSSEX, WI and LENGERICH, GERMANY—May 12, 2012—Global provider of press control technology QuadTech and press manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher (Lengerich, Germany) have completed an agreement that will deliver easier control, improved quality and less waste to operators of W&H flexographic press lines.
The solution is the result of a collaboration between the two companies, and is immediately available worldwide on new and existing W&H presses. The solution employs W&H’s EASY-SET lighting and cameras, and QuadTech's processing and algorithms to achieve true 100 percent inspection capability, via the W&H EVI interface.
QuadTech’s Inspection System uses the most sophisticated defect analysis in the industry to provide 100 percent inspection on 100 percent of your substrate, 100 percent of the time. The technology compares each print repeat against a 'golden template' which is a printed copy considered by the press operator to be as close to perfect as possible. Additional QuadTech innovations, such as PDF Verification and Data Central® for Inspection can also be utilized.
W&H’s EASY-SET is an option on W&H flexo printing presses. EASY-SET gives fully automatic impression setting of anilox rolls and plate cylinders in the shortest time possible, giving fast production start-up, reduced waste and accurate, reproducible settings.
Randy Freeman, QuadTech’s Vice President and General Manager of Packaging, comments: “W&H has a long history of raising the technology bar and QuadTech is pleased to collaborate with W&H to offer this level of integration.”
About Windmöller & Hölscher
Windmöller & Hölscher is an international leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of machinery for the flexible packaging industry and is based in Lengerich, Germany. The product range includes flexographic and gravure printing presses, blown and cast film extrusion systems, multiwall equipment, plastic sack and bag making machines as well as form-fill-seal machinery.
About QuadTech, Inc.
QuadTech Inc. is a worldwide leader and innovator of performance proven press control technology. Founded in 1979, QuadTech sells its automated auxiliary control systems in more than 100 countries to the web offset newspaper and commercial markets, packaging and converting markets, and publication gravure market. Headquartered in Sussex, WI, USA, QuadTech maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, including facilities strategically located throughout Europe, and in Japan, China, Singapore, India, and North and South America. QuadTech is proud to be registered ISO 9001:2008 DNV. QuadTech is a subsidiary of Quad/Graphics, one of the largest and most technologically advanced printers and multichannel solutions providers in the world.