An Extensive Portfolio for the Converting Industry


At the ICE Europe 2017 trade fair (in Munich from March 21 to 23), the topics of web guiding actuators and sensors will be in the foreground at the booths of BST eltromat International and its subsidiary BST ProControl in Hall A6 (Stand 386). Therefore, at the joint trade fair booth, visitors will find a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that seamlessly cover the converting industry’s numerous technical and economic challenges. Under the trade fair motto “BST eltromat – Unique Quality Assurance for Results that Count” solutions will be presented that were developed in close contact with customers, both tried and tested solutions as well as newer ones. The inspection systems, the quality assurance systems in the iPQ family, the register control systems and the automation solutions from BST eltromat as well as the layer and basis weight measurement from BST ProControl combined the offered products to an extensive portfolio for all needs in terms of ensuring and controlling quality in web-oriented processes.

“We have simplified our extraordinarily powerful and flexible scanning technology which makes it easy to use even for unexperienced machine operators. That is how we meet the requirements of ICE visitors for both, innovative and user-friendly systems,” says Ingo Ellerbrock, Head of Product Management at BST eltromat. With looking forward to the presence of his company at the Munich fair. “Traditionally, at the internationally-leading trade fair, that is all about processing and converting of flexible web materials, lots of exhibitors show application examples where many of our solutions are used. Therefore, some of our systems will be seen at numerous trade fair booths this year, too.” A special ICE highlight is the cooperation with Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, on converting 4.0. Here, BST eltromat is e.g. integrated into the company’s new production cockpit which analyzes data from the entire production process and allows for smart operation.

Web Guiding Combined with Video Web Inspection and Print Inspection
In terms of web guiding, BST eltromat will be presenting two demo installations at ICE Europe 2017. Depending on the requirements for the products to being manufactured, the web guiding solutions from BST eltromat can be equipped with various sensors, splice tables and clamping devices. They are implementable in a correspondingly diverse way. Like all of the company’s web guiding systems, e.g. the CompactGuide, is extremely easy to operate using its simple controller. The intuitive operation is constructed in an extremely logical way, and at first glance, the operator sees whether the materials are being properly controlled. If required, they can quickly and easily intervene in order to ensure consistently high production quality. In the area of web guiding, BST eltromat gives its customers a selection of eco, basic, and high-end solutions. They are suitable for both narrow and wide web applications and are customized for special assignments as needed. Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd, one international manufacturer of slitters and rewinders and a satisfied customer of BST eltromat, is also exhibiting at the ICE Show. In Munich, customers and interested visitors can get more information about Atlas Converting’s slitter and rewinder equipped with products from BST eltromat.

The new POWERScope 5000 digital video web inspection system stands out due to its improved image quality, a design that is even more compact than it’s predecessor and includes an innovative operating concept with intuitive gesture control. In Munich, BST eltromat will demonstrate the improved performance of this modularly-constructed video web inspection system on a running web. The TubeScan eagle view, developed by BST eltromat cooperation partner Nyquist Systems, will also be shown on a rewinder. It combines 100% print inspection with video web inspection and allows for the detection of print defects.

In addition, a regi_star 20 will be presented at the exhibition, representing BST eltromat’s product variety for register control. This area includes almost all applications where a single register control system for length and side control is needed. This advanced system includes, among other things, the control of pre-printed material webs and tool stations in printing presses.

iPQ-Center for Quality Assurance
The visitors at ICE Europe can also receive information about BST eltromat's iPQ-Center. This modularly-constructed system offers extensive possibilities for quality assurance in order to target the best production results. The abbreviation iPQ stands for “increasing Productivity and Quality” in the production process. The module for 100% inspection is called iPQ-Check, while iPQ-View covers digital video web inspection tasks and iPQ-Spectral is a tool for inline spectral color measurement. iPQ-Workflow integrates these three modules into a common quality assurance process which creates the basis for the continuous optimization of print processes. The iPQ-Center reliably recognizes and records errors, so machine operators are in a position to quickly and easily intervene in the process and correct settings. By means of the connection to the production cockpit from Kampf shown at the ICE, the possible applications for converters is presented descriptively at both companies’ booths.

Automation and Consistently-Integrated Production

An increasing number of customers come to BST eltromat with the wish to integrate more of the company’s solutions into their machines and network them with systems from other companies, for the purpose of completely automated production processes. That is a main task of the automation sector. A second key aspect of this line of business is the retrofitting of older machines. Here, BST eltromat has gained experience with hundreds of machines over the past 20 years.

Coating Thickness Measurement for Converting Tasks

In Munich, BST ProControl will show a traverse that is installed with two different sensors mounted. First will be an X-Ray (<5kV) head for precise basis weight measurements, which, due to its “soft rays” of less than five keV, is not subject to special approval. The second sensor, IREX-TS (Transmission) is an infrared sensor for the measurement of coatings, which e.g. precisely measures the amount of coating in transparent packaging foils. Both sensors will be operated on the traverse while the INDICON-XL software will capture, evaluate and visualize the measurement results in realtime in the form of cross and longitudinal sections.In addition, the PC16S®-wave transmission sensor is another exhibition item of BST ProControl. It is used for quick and precise measurement of polymer-based mono films, novelty in the world market. Since this sensor works without ionizing electromagnetic waves, neither national nor international approval is necessary for its use. “BST ProControl particularly stands out due to a unique service offering which helps converters to realize production processes which are more economic, save resources and minimize waste,” explains Marcus Babel, Head of Sales and Service at the company in Wenden.

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