Bobst launches tool to offer superior print quality control in the corrugated box plant

Bobst used its Competence 18 event to unveil its pioneering Digital Inspection Table – a novel technology designed to drive productivity and virtually remove print production errors.

The Digital Inspection Table incorporates digital projection for the proofing of printed sheets and die-cut blanks, while providing real-time visual representations to match product with digital proofs. It uses HD projectors to illuminate the product sample with quality control imaging, enabling the operator to easily see if quality standards are matched or compromised.

In addition, the layout file can also be projected on to the sheet so that print registration can be checked and adjusted, removing the need for overlays and print minis and moving the process from paper to digital.

Bobst Digital Inspection Table

Raphaël Indermühle, Head of Sales and Marketing Business Unit Services, said, “The Digital Inspection Table is at the leading-edge of quality control technology and is another step in the development of digital innovation and services at Bobst. The table has been specifically designed to help drive efficiency along customers’ entire production lines and deliver outstanding final product quality, while increasing productivity and enhancing operator skills. This is a game-changing technology and will undoubtedly bring significant added value to our customers.”

The Digital Inspection Table offers a range of features, including warp analysis, automated quality tracking and performance management. These features are designed to provide a sophisticated methodical system, enabling and promoting higher quality production.

The company has confirmed the first four units have been sold to customers in Europe.