The printing industry is affected by increasing demands on flexibility, quality, and speed. Various print jobs from small to large editions require high flexibility and fast machine changeover. At the same time quality demands are increasing.
In press and postpress processes machines need to operate precisely to minimize material waste and machine downtime:
We offer you the right sensor solution for your prepress, press, and postpress applications.
Applications in the paper industry range from raw material production to finishing. Our ultrasonic and photoelectric distance measurement sensors detect paper rolls, monitor web stock diameters, and ensure consistent web tension. Robust encoders and positioning systems precisely detect cylinders and rollers to control web tension and to avoid web breaks. Ultrasonic sensors reliably detect splices and thus reduce material waste.
We deliver complete individual solutions. Our experts help you select the right sensor technology for your specific application.
The powerful BIS510 vision sensor is the number 1 sensor for sheet verification in all common collating, folding, and binding machines. The vision sensor ensures safe sheet verification in high-speed applications by image comparison and 1-D and 2-D code reading.
Double sheet and splice detection using ultrasonic sensors has proven itself in the printing, paper, and packaging industry. Printing machine downtime and high repair costs due to double sheet events can now be eliminated due to the ultrasonic series UDC-18GM. Additionally, the UGB-18GM series reduces waste by reliable identification of web splices, double layers, and labels.
The Optical Print Inspector is a versatile solution for code reading in the paper, printing, and packaging industry. The vision sensors read Data Matrix, Code 2/5, Code39, Code128, and Pharmacode symbologies at high speeds of up to 10 m/s at 30 readings/s.
The photoelectric miniature sensors ML4.2 Series are used for precise sheet alignment, sheet presence, and edge detection in all prepress, press, or postpress machines. Infrared light and the triangulation principle guarantee switching accuracy, even under heavy dust. The switching accuracy has a direct impact on the laser-engraving process, the print result or the die cutting precision.