German corrugated board converter installs world’s first corrugated press with total inspection and in-line rejection capabilities

A seven-color sheet-fed Ovation flexo press from Göpfert, featuring QuadTech’s Inspection System, becomes the first operational corrugated system to feature 100% inspection and in-line rejection.

Sussex, WI--12 July 2010--A major German corrugated board converter is operating the world’s first corrugated converting system that allows both 100 percent in-line inspection and rejection of defect sheets, after installing a Göpfert seven color ‘Ovation’ flexo press featuring QuadTech’s Inspection System.

The two metre-wide press, which runs at speeds of up to 10,000 sheets per hour, includes two stacking towers, one for good sheets, and the other for bad sheets, which are rejected without being destroyed. As a result, the system guarantees defect-free print runs. The press includes full direct-drive technology on all shafts, fully automatic shaft positioning and plate cleaning, and an ink management system.

The Göpfert seven color Ovation flexo press includes
two stacking towers, one for good sheets,
the other for rejects.

The QuadTech Inspection System featured on the Ovation includes three cameras and is uniquely capable of inspecting the entire substrate width. Based on a closed-loop concept, its software enables true benchmarking by making comparisons with the original ‘Golden Template’ image. The Inspection System is linked to QuadTech’s Data Central reporting function. This gives operators and company staff a comprehensive suite of statistics and reports, relating to print defects. All analysis is reported and updated in real-time, as soon as production begins, so that finished product is defect-free.

About BALDWIN | Vision Systems (formerly QuadTech)

BALDWIN’s Vision Systems division is the world’s leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. BALDWIN | Vision Systems sells its automated control systems in more than 100 countries to the packaging and converting markets, web offset newspaper and commercial markets, and publication gravure market. BALDWIN maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, and is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partner, the investment arm of multi-billion dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller.


Craig Du Mez, BALDWIN | Vision Systems
Phone: +1 414 566 7500

Clare Porter, Bespoke
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 215200