BOBST has launched oneINSPECTION, an integrated and evolving set of quality control solutions to proactively meet the needs of brand owners and converters, making zero-fault packaging a reality in the labels, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated board industries.
The new quality control will also provide significant value to packers, retailers and consumers as part of the packaging value chain.
oneINSPECTION aims to ensure an end-to-end data driven quality process specifically tailored for each industry, which can be deployed in both new and existing production lines.
It is a core enabler of the BOBST vision to shape the future of the packaging world and a core component of BOBST CONNECT – an open architecture cloud-based platform delivering solutions for pre-press, production, process optimisation, maintenance and market access.
“Brand Owners and converters are faced with increasingly tight margins and timelines, which places huge amounts of pressure on quality control,” BOBST Group R&D head Alexandre Pauchard said.
“We have launched oneINSPECTION to alleviate these pressures. Most companies no longer have the luxury of quality control personnel carefully checking their packing and filling processes. That is why our solutions are highly digital, automated, completely reliable, inline and offline. They offer peace of mind for converters and brand owners alike.”
BOBST’s solutions aim to offer digital reporting for quality tracking, and unique and robust image processing algorithms for perfect inspection. They also provide new capacities, such as:
- machine learning, available on the new ACCUCHECK and iQ 500 systems, which enables easier and faster machine set-up;
- accurate proprietary PDF functions, developed on the iQ 500, which allow precise conformity checks and shorter setup times;
- optimised overall production, as a result of close-loop functionalities with the HAWKEYE and the Print Tutor Max
- increasing connectivity and workflow integration for fact-based decision making, e.g. OEE statistics on the New ACCUCHECK and iQ 500 products.
The company said the oneINSPECTION systems will benefit from these new capacities and gradually integrate them to enrich their offers.
Ultimately, oneINSPECTION will provide a range of end-to-end quality control solutions, which will close the loop from artwork design to the final product through BOBST CONNECT, resulting in reduced production recalls and waste.
“oneINSPECTION moves quality control into the digital age. It perfectly reflects our vision to shape the future of the packaging world through four key pillars of connectivity, digitalisation, automation and sustainability, in this instance by aiming at delivering a new range of equipment and solutions that leverage digital intelligence, software and cloud-based platforms,” Pauchard added.