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Introducing DISCOVERY PQExpress, the advanced print quality inspection system from Lake Image Systems. Designed to be competitively priced and easy to implement, DISCOVERY PQExpress enables printers to monitor 100% of a continuous web with unparalleled efficiency.
With its high-performance imaging technology, web viewing capabilities, and automated defect detection, DISCOVERY PQExpress offers a cost-effective and compact solution for print quality inspection. It is ideal for a wide range of applications, including web printing, finishing, label converters, and packaging print lines.
Key Features of DISCOVERY PQExpress:
- Reliable Defect Detection: DISCOVERY PQExpress excels at detecting various defects such as missing labels, matrix residue, and die-cut errors. By providing reliable defect detection, it ensures that your print output meets the highest quality standards, minimizing waste and enhancing customer satisfaction.
- Intelligent Web Viewing: DISCOVERY PQExpress offers an upgrade from traditional viewing methods with its intelligent web viewing capabilities. This allows operators to have a clear and detailed view of the web, enabling them to identify and address any issues promptly.
- High Speed: With a remarkable operating speed of up to 350 m/min (1150 ft./min), DISCOVERY PQExpress ensures efficient inspection without compromising productivity. It enables swift and accurate detection of defects even in high-speed printing environments.
- Flexible Equipment Control: DISCOVERY PQExpress provides flexible equipment control options, including alarms, marking, and equipment stop functionalities. This ensures that immediate actions can be taken when defects are detected, preventing the production of faulty prints and minimizing the impact on downstream processes.
- Intuitive Design: DISCOVERY PQExpress boasts an intuitive design that facilitates quick set-up and adaptive learning. Its user-friendly interface and streamlined configuration enable operators to start inspections rapidly and adapt the system to evolving printing requirements effortlessly.
- Competitively Priced: DISCOVERY PQExpress offers intelligent print quality inspection at an entry-level price point, making it an affordable solution for businesses of all sizes. It delivers exceptional value without compromising on performance or reliability.
DISCOVERY PQExpress is available in three web widths: 330mm (13″), 430mm (17″), and 530mm (21″). It comes as a fully configured and supported package, including the inspection camera, lighting, web rollers, housing, industrial PC, and a touchscreen monitor. This ensures fast installation and seamless integration into your existing workflow.
Choose DISCOVERY PQExpress from Lake Image Systems for intelligent, cost-effective print quality inspection. Experience enhanced efficiency, reduced waste, and improved customer satisfaction. Contact us today to learn more about how DISCOVERY PQExpress can revolutionize your print quality assurance processes.
Intelligent Web Monitoring & Viewing
DISCOVERY PQExpress is a high-performance upgrade to traditional web viewing technology. Operators can view the entire web, in real time, at web speeds up to 350 m/min (1150 ft./min).
Reliable Defect Detection
DISCOVERY PQExpress provides real-time, print defect detection such as missing labels, label matrix residue, die-cut errors, ink smudges & streaks, as well as detecting surface imperfections such as creases, bubbling and wrinkles. Intelligent detection algorithms are deployed to quickly identify defects and to avoid false alarms. Live displays of images, with the defect clearly identified with a coloured marker, enable the operator to immediately spot defects as they occur.
Operator & Equipment Control
When an error is detected, DISCOVERY PQExpress can generate a 24v defect signal to trigger a flashing light or an audible alarm. Optionally, PQExpress can be configured to stop the equipment or to control a web marking/flagging device. This allows the operator to take appropriate corrective action and to prevent further loss. A historical defect log allows the operator to review the last 30 defects.
Print Quality Inspection
Detect printing errors such as dirty print, color variations, splashes, ink spots, and smudges.
Detect surface imperfections such as creases, bubbling, wrinkles, and debris. Missing labels.
Die Cut Errors
Detect die-cut errors resulting in label matrix residues and positioning issues.
- Lower Costs – Automatically capture print quality defects. Prevents costly reprints
- Improved Productivity – Automate labor-intensive print quality inspection processes for high-speed production
- Increased Customer Satisfaction – Inspection meets the requirements of large, demanding customers
- Less Scrap / Less Waste – Immediately prevent costly scrapping of large runs of defective print
- Mitigate risks – Ensure all jobs comply with customer requirements and government regulations
- Machine independent – Can be retro-fitted to most existing printing and finishing equipment
- Reliable – 100% web viewing & defect reporting. Uninterrupted detection of defects
- User-Friendly – Faster set-up & logical GUI layout
- Supported – Comprehensive maintenance contracts featuring remote diagnostics.
- Competitively priced – An intelligent print quality inspection solution at an entry-level price
Intuitive Design – Quick Set-up & Adaptive Learning
System setup is quick and easy and involves minimal time-consuming sensor adjustments. An intelligent, master image training mode is used to generate the golden image (master), which is compared against the live image when the system is running.
Fast, robust print inspection
The DISCOVERY PQExpress is a cost-effective and robust solution for 100% inspection for web presses and rewinders up to a width of 550mm (22”). The 64bit software platform ensures the system is fast, responsive and able to read and process large images, even at press speeds of up to 350 m/min (1150 ft./min).
Complete, competitively priced packaged solution
The DISCOVERY PQExpress is available as a complete, competitively priced, packaged solution, including; inspection camera, lighting and web rollers all enclosed in a compact, robust metal casing for reliable and stable inspection operations. The unit is available in 3 web widths of 330mm (13”), 420mm (16”) & 550mm (22”). The system also includes a high-performance PC and a touch screen monitor, fully configured for fast installation.
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