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CLP installs Israel’s first QuadTech inspection system

L-R: Nassimy Edmond, Moshe Reem, and Caroline Zimmer with QuadTech’s Inspection System

USA • QuadTech has sold its first Inspection System in Israel, to CLP of Kibbutz Negba. Installed on a new eight-colour gravure press, the QuadTech system was chosen for its ability to inspect translucent and transparent flexible packaging materials, without the need for white ink.

Prior to the purchase, CLP had been printing white to provide a target to help other inspection systems function on these very common substrates. However, as white ink wasn’t requested by customers, it was a cost that CLP had to absorb. This not only included ink costs, but also extended to prepress time, flexo plates and gravure cylinders too.

“While quality control is a top priority for us, it was an expensive process to undertake on translucent and transparent substrates. So, when we decided to install a new Windmöller & Hölscher press, we took the opportunity to see if there was a solution on the market that could inspect without the need to print white for inspection,” explained Israel Moran, Supply Chain Manager at CLP.

To eliminate the practice of printing white to facilitate inspection, the QuadTech Inspection System uses a combination of three LED lights, one of which is a reflected light illuminating the back of the web. The resulting image on the control screen can then be adjusted to show a black, white or gray background to create the necessary contrast to enable accurate fault detection and eliminate the additional ink.

Part of the Tadbik Group, CLP serves customers in the food, medical and healthcare markets. It is widely known as a producer of high quality flexible packaging for brands, but also as a developer of innovative applications including retort laminates and pouches and taste-free water packaging.

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Andreas Keller

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