Erhardt + Leimer at Labelexpo Americas 2018
At this year’s Labelexpo Americas, held in Chicago between 25 and 27 September, Erhardt+Leimer will be showcasing a cross-section of their broad portfolio for the label industry: equipment for web guiding and tension control as well as video and inspection systems for quality assurance.
The brushless, wear-free DRB 23 web guider from the ELGUIDER product family was developed especially for the label industry. Commissioning of the new unit is easy: The key parameters are already pre-set on delivery, and a commissioning wizard guides the operator step-by-step through the additional input windows that need to be filled in. The unit is operated via a touch display. The installation situation is visualised for the customer on this display in exactly the same way as it presents itself to the operator on the actual machine.
The web guider is reported to be much more compact than comparable competitor models. Reference runs are no longer required thanks to the integrated absolute value encoder, which also ensures that the current position is saved in the event of a power failure. In addition, the DRB 23 is designed for Ethernet networking, making it possible to use Web-Based Management. As an option it is also possible to integrate a splice table with a tape roll and pneumatic web clamps.
SMARTSCAN is an inexpensive, camera-based quality assurance system. Thanks to its unique 200% inspection technology it offers considerable advantages for reliable defect detection. Thanks to a special illumination concept for inspections, not only can the process of setting up jobs be almost fully automated, but it is also possible to set up extremely reliable defect detection. The simplicity of the system is matched by the controls used to operate it, which feature a widescreen monitor with touchscreen functionality. During normal operation, the operator will only need to press one button in order to start the inspection. Since the camera unit is housed in a compact enclosure, SMARTSCAN can be retrofitted with no problems whatsoever to existing printing machines and finishing machines.
Also on exhibition is the long proven ELSCAN OMS4 video system with its outstanding image quality. The system has received a recent makeover: the user interface can be configured now, making operation even easier; there is a joystick keyboard now with an integrated wheel for navigation and zooming and quick selection function buttons, and from now on ELSCAN comes with a more powerful computer, offering a range of additional functions. Different flash systems, e.g. a UV flash, can be selected for various web surfaces.