Nyquist Systems and BST eltromat celebrate 1000th TubeScan system


At BST eltromat and Nyquist Systems, everyone is pleased about the 1000th TubeScan system being sold (photo: BST eltromat)
At BST eltromat and Nyquist Systems, everyone is pleased about the 1000th TubeScan system being sold (photo: BST eltromat)

BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany), a leading manufacturer of quality assurance systems for web-processing industries, and cooperation partner Nyquist Systems, manufacturer of the TubeScan portfolio for 100% inspection and web monitoring for the narrow web market, have good reason to celebrate: in November, Nyquist Systems produced the 1000th TubeScan in Landsberg am Lech. The company celebrated this anniversary on 23 November together with employees of BST eltromat and other guests, including Landsberg’s mayor, Matthias Neuner. As well as a tour of the company and various product demonstrations, the programme also included a selection of presentations. The presentation “A start-up meets a medium-sized company – a success story” by Harald Rackel, CEO of elexis AG, explored the shared history of Nyquist and BST eltromat. The celebration was rounded off with a joint dinner at Igling Castle.

“We are very proud to have now placed over 1000 TubeScan systems on the global market,” commented Dr Stephan Krebs, founder of Nyquist Systems. “The cooperation between Nyquist Systems and BST eltromat has shown itself to be extremely fruitful, as the product range of our two companies for 100% inspection and web monitoring complement each other ideally. Together, we cover practically all demands of the global market in these areas of quality assurance,” added Martin Betting, director business development at BST eltromat.

The 1000th system to be manufactured is a TubeScan Digital Strobe 4k. This innovative system celebrated its world premiere at this year’s All4Pack exhibition in Paris, and was sold to the Paris-based company Smag Graphique. The manufacturer and reseller of printing and processing machines for self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging has long put its trust in the TubeScan portfolio and has installed over 60 of these systems in its machines.

The new TubeScan Digital Strobe 4k is equipped with an innovative German-made 9-megapixel camera technology. It is the world’s first 100% inspection system on a hybrid basis with a 4k resolution to generate 100% image reproduction. The TubeScan Digital Strobe 4k, which has offered the 4k resolution usual to line scan cameras for many years, now satisfies the requirements of high-quality printing and surface inspection in narrow web printing.

From January 2019, the 4k camera will be available as an option for the entire TubeScan portfolio. The camera will allow the portfolio to produce a resolution of 83µm and/or 100µm for label printing with bandwidths of 330 to 430mm. For special applications, the new technology will allow resolutions of up to 55µm. The celebration offered guests the opportunity to see the innovative system in operation.