BOBST launches oneINSPECTION comprehensive quality control offering

BOBST has launched oneINSPECTION, an integrated and evolving set of quality control solutions to proactively meet the needs of brand owners and converters, making zero-fault packaging a reality in the labels, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated board industries. The new quality control will also provide significant value to packers, retailers and consumers as part of the packaging value chain.

oneINSPECTION ensures an end-to-end data driven quality process specifically tailored for each industry, which can be deployed in both new and existing production lines. It is a core enabler of the Bobst vision to shape the future of the packaging world and a core component of ‘Bobst Connect’ – an open architecture cloud-based platform delivering solutions for pre-press, production, process optimisation, maintenance and market access.

“Brand Owners and converters are faced with increasingly tight margins and timelines, which places huge amounts of pressure on quality control,” said Alexandre Pauchard – Group R&D Head. “We have launched oneINSPECTION to alleviate these pressures. Most companies no longer have the luxury of quality control personnel carefully checking their packing and filling processes. That is why our solutions are highly digital, automated, completely reliable, inline and offline. They offer peace of mind for converters and brand owners alike.”

The current solutions for folding carton and corrugated are as follows:

  • Folding Carton; new Accucheck – a 100% inline quality control system checking each individual blank for quality, colour, codes, text and register. Also, iQ 400 – a 100% inline quality control system for web-fed folding carton production.
  • Corrugated Board; iQ 300 – a 100% inline quality control system for corrugated production; Premium Gap Control – a system controlling the folding process of all finished boxes at full production speed; and Digital Inspection Table (pictured, below) – a quality centre that enhances the operator’s skills with augmented reality overlays while gathering photographic evidence for audit.

These solutions provide data-driven quality control processes, eliminating human errors. They offer digital reporting for quality tracking and robust image processing algorithms for perfect inspection.

The oneINSPECTION systems will benefit from these new capacities and gradually integrate them to enrich their offers. Ultimately, Bobst says it will provide a range of end-to-end quality control solutions, which will close the loop from artwork design to the final product through ‘Bobst Connect’, resulting in reduced production recalls and waste.

“oneINSPECTION moves quality control into the digital age,” said Pauchard. “It perfectly reflects our vision to shape the future of the packaging world through four key pillars of connectivity, digitalisation, automation and sustainability, in this instance by aiming at delivering a new range of equipment and solutions that leverage digital intelligence, software and cloud-based platforms.”

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