QuadTech Inspection System now certified by Windmöller & Hölscher for use on flexographic press lines

W&H certification brings tight integration of QuadTech's 100% Inspection System and W&H EASY-SET module

Sussex, Wisconsin, USA—12 May, 2012—Global provider of press control technology QuadTech and press manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher (Lengerich, Germany) have completed an agreement that will deliver easier control, improved quality, and less waste to operators of W&H flexographic press lines.

The solution is the result of a collaboration between the two companies, and is immediately available worldwide on new and existing W&H presses. The solution employs W&H’s EASY-SET lighting and cameras, and QuadTech's processing and algorithms to achieve true 100% inspection capability, via the W&H EVI interface.

QuadTech’s Inspection System uses the most sophisticated defect analysis in the industry to provide 100% inspection on 100% of your substrate, 100% of the time. The technology compares each print repeat against a 'golden template' which is a printed copy considered by the press operator to be as close to perfect as possible. Additional QuadTech innovations, such as PDF Verification and Data Central® for Inspection can also be utilized.

W&H’s EASY-SET is an option on W&H flexo printing presses. EASY-SET gives fully automatic impression setting of anilox rolls and plate cylinders in the shortest time possible, giving fast production start-up, reduced waste and accurate, reproducible settings.

Randy Freeman, QuadTech’s Vice President and General Manager of Packaging, comments: “W&H has a long history of raising the technology bar and QuadTech is pleased to collaborate with W&H to offer this level of integration.”

About Windmöller & Hölscher

Windmöller & Hölscher is an international leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of machinery for the flexible packaging industry and is based in Lengerich, Germany. The product range includes flexographic and gravure printing presses, blown and cast film extrusion systems, multiwall equipment, plastic sack and bag making machines as well as form-fill-seal machinery.

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
Email: craig.dumez@quadtechworld.com

Clare Porter, Bespoke
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 215200
Email: quadtech@bespoke.co.uk