Gintzler Graphics Adds Flytec Rewinder from AB GraphicSeptember 7, 2012
ELGIN, IL—September 4, 2012—AB Graphic International has announced the installation of a 13” (330mm) wide flytec 2010 slitter inspection rewinder to Williamsville, NY-based Gintzler Graphics. The full specification machine will be used to convert and inspect high quality labels for the demanding pharmaceutical market.
“We made the decision to acquire the flytec 2010 because we wanted to enhance the level of service to our critical care clients," said Bryan Scheible, CEO of Gintzler Graphics. "The market we serve demands perfection and we wanted to have the latest technology. We needed a platform that could interface with Domino Ink Jet for serialization during final inspection. We are also a multi-plant facility so we were looking for a vendor that could service all our facilities and offer remote diagnostics."
Key elements of the flytec 2010 at Gintzler Graphics include bi-directional unwind/rewind, and fleyeVision 100 percent print face inspection equipped with 4096 pixel, greyscale camera capable of detecting defects to a minimum size of .0000465 square inches (0.03 square mm) at speeds up to 22.2f/pm (120m/min.) Labels with static and dynamic 1D and 2D barcodes can be checked to ANSI standards. The system also permits labels to be compared against prepress created PDF files, and can read the ‘golden image’ data.
“This equipment is used to perform the final inspection of the label prior to shipment and has also automated the required leader and trailer function needed for each roll of labels shipped,” added Scheible. “The comparative vision system on the flytec proved superior to its competitors and the software was customized to generate image capturing documentation for client reporting purposes. We were able to work closely with AB Graphic International who set up a full integration team to ensure the machine functions met our unique requirements.”
Equipped with a pharma control module, the flytec 2010 is designed to meet the high USA legislative requirements for pharmaceutical labels. The flytec 2010 also records all operator access and parameters carried out per job, producing all validation documents including IQ, OQ and PQ. Any defect found is recorded in the extended protocol software with photographs to enable subsequent static evaluation.
“This equipment is built to withstand the normal wear and tear of daily production and can interface with shop floor management systems," explains Scheible. "Through-put speeds are consistent and the accuracy at which the flytec detects non-conforming material is superior to other equipment tested. This enables us to deliver a better quality product.”