GERMANY • BST eltromat International announced that at its Booth C34 in Hall 4 it will be presenting an offering of solutions for quality management and control at K 2016, as well as the networked automation of sub-processes in the web-oriented manufacture of products made of plastic and rubber. Its focus will be on a range of sensors, its portfolio of web guiding systems, the quality assurance systems of the iPQ-Center, and the company’s automation and networking solutions. In addition, the BST ProControl subsidiary will be represented in Hall 10 (Booth E46).
The company’s exhibition motto for K 2016 is “BST eltromat Drives Your Improvement”. Be it extruders, calenders, tire building machines or other systems that process plastic films, flexible packaging, multi-layer packaging materials, rubber webs or other materials, the company said its inspection solutions and its web guiding systems cover virtually all industrial requirements. In practice, its systems are being networked with each other and integrated with solutions from other vendors to create complete production processes.
In the field of sensor systems, the company will be showing not only ultrasonic and optical web edge sensors, but also wide-array sensors and digital sensors. One highlight will be the CCD CAM 100 line scan camera, which covers large measuring widths without moving parts. This line scan camera requires neither expert knowledge, nor a laptop with special software for setting the measuring tasks, including the scanning criteria, via the user prompting system. Beyond this, BST eltromat will also be presenting the CLS Pro 600 high-performance sensor, which while operating at high scan rates, its high-resolution CCD color line chip provides non-contact scanning of web edges, as well as of elements printed on material webs, such as lines. The company said it guarantees precise guiding of the material webs, even when dealing with broken lines or weak contrasts. These sensors – which automatically compensate for ambient influences, such as temperature fluctuations or dirt accumulation – are used where the web width fluctuates, or where it must be possible to change formats without moving and adjusting the sensors.
The iPQ-Center will also be on display as it allows individualized solutions to be configured for a host of different inspection tasks, such as surface inspection. Manufacturers of flexible packaging, in particular, use the different modules of the iPQ-Center – iPQ-Check for 100% inspection, iPQ-View for digital web inspection, and iPQ-Spectral for inline spectral color measurement – on their flexo and gravure printing presses. Read more about this system here.
In the field of web guiding, the BST eltromat presentation at K 2016 will include its solutions like CompactGuide with its various sensors, splice tables and clamping devices is selected for narrow-web processes or SmartGuide systems with simple handling when working with wide material webs. They offer the option of motorized sensor adjustment, which is an advantage when faced with hard-to-access sensors, frequently changing web widths or special functions, such as oscillation.
The simple operation of the systems via the various controllers is another reason why many customers decide in favor of this web guiding system, especially in the plastics and rubber processing industry. The operators can see at a glance whether the materials are being controlled.