The collaboration will bring a full range of optical inspection systems to Beck’s clients. The vision system is fully integrated into the IML plant before delivery to customers.
Nino Zehnder, Head of Sales, Beck Automation, said: "True to Intravis’ motto of solving problems before they emerge, we have found a partner for a turnkey solution who is an expert in quality inspection of plastic packaging and who understands, lives and breathes IML technology just like we do."
Intravis, based in Aachen, will contribute its IMLWatcher to new Beck systems. The IMLWatcher was developed to inspect the in-mould labelling process. It can check a wide range of objects such as lids, tubs, trays and buckets with all common types of labels, including bands and bottom labels. The system can be integrated into the production line and supports fast cycle times found in IML high performance production applications.
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Nino Zehnder, Beck Automation
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The IMLWatcher can identify label presence, label position (vertical, horizontal, as well as warp or skew), blow-by, pin marks, wrinkle and blister formation or a misalignment of the printed image. It has a test accuracy of 0.1 mm (for 50 x 50 mm label size). The maximum test speed allows image intervals as short as 20 milliseconds.
With IMLWatcher’s flexible programming of algorithms, Intravis hopes it can be deployed for almost every test task and fine-tuned to the system dynamics and the characteristics of the inspected object.
Zehnder continued: "This flexibility is of crucial importance for the operator, both when starting production and for product changeover on an IML system. It simply means a higher level of quality and improved added value."
After an installation, Beck Automation’s customers will continue to use Intravis' global service network, with its facilities in Germany, Turkey, Russia, the United States, India, Mexico, South Africa, Singapore and China.