Label Technology Adds a Rotoflex VLI with EyeC ProofRunner for Flexible Packaging Production

Faster speed providing throughput improvements a key factor in the combined solution.

Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA (September 5, 2017)

Rotoflex has confirmed another VLI sale to Label Technology, a North American printer that specializes in flexible packaging and pressure sensitive labels solutions. Purchased was a VLI700 premier inspection, slitting and rewind system for tension-sensitive materials, integrated with an EyeC ProofRunner 760 system for advanced print quality verification. 

Also purchased by Label Technology was a high-end Mark Andy Performance Series P7 flexo press for complex print applications with an inline EyeC ProofRunner 450 that monitors print quality, allows higher print speeds, reduced waste, and increased operator efficiency. The P7 and VLI are both in full operation and running daily production.

Dave Bankson, President and CEO of Label Technology said: "Our team initially saw a live demonstration of the VLI with an EyeC ProofRunner inspect, slit and rewind unsupported film at a very impressive speed at Labelexpo Americas. As we were looking to add another finishing solution to our flexible packaging capabilities, this combined solution was an ideal fit, and has provided throughput improvements since its installation, performing at speeds of up to 500mpm with 100% inspection. We are extremely pleased with our two new Mark Andy and Rotoflex investments with EyeC ProofRunner inspection systems."

Designed for high-speed production of conventional labels, film and other tension-sensitive materials, the VLI is Rotoflex's premier inspection, slitting and rewind solution available in web widths from 330mm (13.25 in) up to 700mm (28.25 in) and the capability of reaching speed of 2000fpm (610mpm). The Rotoflex exclusive Report Management System (RMS), a feature of the VLI, is a powerful tool where real-time production data is collected from multiple finishing machines to a single interface for KPI such as run time, defects, production volume and scrap generation, as well as comparing outputs of multiple machines. 

The EyeC ProofRunner uses high-speed line scan cameras to continuously capture a high resolution colour image of the entire web. EyeC proprietary hardware and software then combine to identify and verify all printed items on the web automatically. Texts, graphics, colour variations, 1D and 2D codes are all inspected on 100% of the printed web.

Live demonstrations of the Rotoflex VLI for offline finishing of tension-sensitive unsupported film can be seen during Labelexpo Europe (25-28 September) in hall 4 on the EyeC stand C61, integrated with the EyeC ProofRunner delivering 100% print inspection running at speeds of up to 600 meters per minute (2000 fpm). As a Total Solutions Partner of Mark Andy, Rotoflex will also show the HSI and VSI offline inspection, slitting and rewinding solutions in hall 4, stand C45.

About Label Technology

In business for over 30 years, Label Technology is an award-winning flexographic printer that develops and manufactures flexible packaging, pre-formed pouches and pressure sensitive labels for food, beverage, nutraceutical, personal care, and pharmaceutical companies throughout the world.

About EyeC

Founded in 2002 in Hamburg, Germany, EyeC is the market's only supplier to ensure the product quality throughout the entire printing process - from the first artwork file to the finished product. The product portfolio includes file-to-file comparison for artwork revision control and prepress applications, as well as print-to-file inspection systems for press sample testing and 100% print quality control of products such as folding cartons, labels, leaflets, or flexible packaging. The market's most intelligent algorithms ensure that the systems show only relevant defects. With EyeC products, users avoid recalls, keep production costs and material waste in check and optimize their quality control. Worldwide, there are over 1,600 EyeC inspection systems in use by pharmaceutical companies, printers, and branded good manufacturers. The company currently has 56 employees in Hamburg and has international sales partners in more than 20 countries.

EyeC. Your Vision for Quality. 

About Rotoflex

With more than 8000 installations globally, Rotoflex is a world leader in inspection, slitting, rewinding and die cutting equipment. Rotoflex looks beyond the machine to the ultimate needs of its customers. We work in partnership to serve your unique, specific requirements. Our customer driven approach has made us the finishing partner of choice - for over 40 years. Rotoflex equipment is supported globally by the largest OEM Customer Support team in the industry. 

A proud brand of Mark Andy Inc., ( Rotoflex is an important aspect of the company's Total Solution Partner strategy. The business is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with sales and distribution offices worldwide.

Rotoflex. Leaders by design.

Source: Rotoflex