The aim of certified engraving is to minimize the number of print proofs required by boosting process reliability in gravure form manufacture. The first configuration level is now available for the K500 G4.
The need to reduce the number of print proofs is currently a hot topic in gravure form manufacture. The aim of certified engraving is to minimize the number of print proofs required by boosting process reliability. The new GeometryScan and MultiCheck functions in Version 8 of the K500 G4 machine software now pave the way for certified engraving, enabling a number of critical cylinder and engraving production parameters to be measured and recorded automatically in the actual engraving machine.
In conjunction with a new distance sensor in the K500 G4, GeometryScan checks the engraving cylinder’s geometry in terms of concentricity, conicity and bone effect. With the help of the integrated camera in the K500 G4, MultiCheck measures the cylinder engraving at pre-defined points and visualizes larger engraved areas using a stitching function. This identifies the slipping of cylinders during engraving, and any height difference between the engraving styli in Twain mode is detected and compensated. The measured values and camera images of GeometryScan and MultiCheck are documented in the new engraving certificate, which also provides other information that is relevant for production.
This first configuration level of certified engraving with GeometryScan and MultiCheck is now available as standard for the K500 G4. An upgrade kit is also available for existing systems of this type.
The first configuration level of certified engraving is now available for the K500 G4.