Cerutti Group adds QuadTech register control technology to its CAPS make-ready capability

QuadTech's Autotron™ 2600 with ClearLogic™ is now a standard offering on Cerutti rotogravure package printing and converting presses

Sussex, Wisconsin, USA—12 July, 2012—Cerutti Packaging and Equipment (CPE), a subsidiary of the Cerutti Group (Vercelli, Italy), has approved QuadTech's Autotron 2600 Register Guidance System with ClearLogic as a standard feature on its gravure packaging presses. This approval follows joint development tightly integrating the QuadTech Autotron register system into Cerutti's press controls. The system enhances the press's ability to pre-set the cylinder positions, and enables the press to lock into register seconds after production has started. The press can then maintain tight tolerances throughout the print run. By minimizing start-up waste, QuadTech's Autotron register system enables Cerutti presses to maintain profitability in short-run printing situations.

Autotron's ClearLogic™ interface features
user-friendly screens that require fewer
touch strokes, making set-up easy and
quick for the operator.

The Autotron system achieves complete control regardless of ink, speed or substrate, and can measure opaque, transparent, reflective substrates such as BOPP, metalized film and high-gloss cast. The system works seamlessly with the Cerutti Auto Presetting System (CAPS) as an integrated, flexible and cost-efficient tool for minimizing waste at the start of new and repeat jobs in the first phase of production.

Riccardo Montagnini, Innovation Manager CPE, says, “As leaders in the rotogravure printing sector for packaging and converting equipment, we need to ensure that our presses maintain the highest levels of efficiency. It is essential that we adapt to the marketplace by investing in automation to increase speeds of production and decrease job change-over times. QuadTech’s Autotron register control system delivers exactly what our customers need for fast, reliable manufacturing. As shorter runs become the standard in package printing, down-time and waste need to be minimized. This system will ensure that start-up times are optimized and defects eliminated.”

Cerutti packaging gravure presses
will use QuadTech's Autotron 2600
register scanning heads to assist
in phasing and sequencing all of
the cylinders into register

The Cerutti packaging gravure presses will use QuadTech’s Autotron 2600™ register scanning heads to assist in phasing and sequencing all of the cylinders into register. This process uses programmable scanning-heads and pre-set capabilities, which access stored job parameters for easy alignment, regardless of substrate. It easily switches between paper and film or foil modes without having to stop the press. The scanning heads then send corrections through the joint Ethernet Interface, recognizing register errors invisible to the human eye, giving the operator more control over make-ready and quality.

Randy Freeman, QuadTech general manager of packaging says, “We are very pleased with the results of our cooperation on this project. With the ability to pre-set, store and share information via the jointly-developed interface, the next job can be set up while the current job is running and corrected within in a run length to precise register. This eliminates time-consuming manual intervention and waste.”

Since QuadTech was recognized by Cerutti as an  approved supplier of register control systems, the American manufacturer’s press controls are being installed on Cerutti presses at Containers Printing Pte Ltd, Singapore, a leading manufacturer of high-quality metal and plastic packaging products, and Shanxi Yongji Printing and Dyeing Co.,Ltd., China, which specializes in printing, dyeing, and final finishing of textiles.

About Cerutti

Officine Meccaniche Giovanni Cerutti SpA, was founded by Giovanni Cerutti in 1920 and has grown into a global leader in gravure package printing. It supplies rotogravure presses for packaging and specialty printing such as wood grain, transfer paper and other unique applications—as well as flexible packaging press models and soft board converting equipment. www.cerutti.it

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