New module by Koenig & Bauer optimizes metal decorating processes

End-to-end quality assurance

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The inspection Conveyor enables unprecedented inline quality control.

Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint, the leading provider of metal decorating solutions presents one of its latest innovations, a conveyor customized for inline inspection of metal sheets.

Inspection Conveyor

The inline inspection unit uses sheet handling to assure a high-resolution inspection of the metal sheet as it moves through the production line. Thus enables an analysis of the printed image and the coated or uncoated surface to detect defects such as scratches, contaminations or other imperfections – on both sides of the sheet, completely inline. Once a defect on the sheet is detected, it is documented and, if the line configuration is suitable, a signal can be transmitted to automatically reject this waste sheet in a subsequent module of the line. Even if the line configuration does not allow direct rejection, a complete quality check and documentation is still implemented. This ensures that only 100% verified sheets are delivered to the customer.

Key features:

  • Camera-based inspection of front and back of metal sheets
  • 100% inline quality control of coating and print appearance
  • Can be integrated in a variety of ways into a line
  • Individually adaptable due to modular design
  • Reduction of follow-up costs through transparent quality inspection

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