Focusight and AVT announce strategic alliance for packaging applications in China

AVT, one of the world leaders in print inspection, print process control and quality assurance, has partnered with Chinese image detection and inspection solutions provider Focusight to develop a new cost-effective 100 per cent inspection system for wide web applications in China.

The new FA-Falcon combines AVT’s inspection software – which employs cutting-edge algorithms and technologies for precise high-speed workflow solutions – with Focusight’s precision hardware components and engineering, resulting in a best-in-class inspection solution available to current and new customers throughout the expanding Chinese printing and packaging sectors.

FA-Falcon, which will be demonstrated at the All in Print China Show, October 18-22 in Shanghai, represents the first time that print and packaging manufacturers in China can utilise AVT’s inspection platform in conjunction with Focusight’s premium hardware and servicing at a highly competitive price point. All sales and servicing for this new inspection solution will be handled directly by Focusight; Focusight also will handle installation, training and support, with AVT’s assistance, so that both teams work together to ensure best availability and support for customers in China.

Adaptable for installation either on printing presses or rewinders, FA-Falcon provides 100 per cent inspection for a variety of web-based packaging applications, supporting a broad range of materials including various flexible packaging substrates, transparent films, paper, carton, foil, holographic foils and more. The system is equipped with high-speed, high-resolution colour cameras capable of supporting typical web widths of 650 to 1,450mm. The FA-Falcon offers optional modules for enhanced process control abilities, including WorkFlow Link, which transfers quality data from the press to the rewinder for efficient removal of defective material.

The new solution is derived from the two companies’ vast inspection experience. AVT has over 20 years of experience and more than 4,000 inspection system installations worldwide. Meanwhile, Focusight has sold and installed more than 1,000 inspection systems in various markets and segments throughout China and beyond.

“Forming this strategic alliance with our colleagues at Focusight allows us to combine the skills and technological assets of both companies, showcased through our new FA-Falcon solution for print and packaging manufacturers in China,” said Jaron Lotan, CEO of AVT. “Focusight’s Chinese market knowledge and local capabilities and reach, combined with its cost effectiveness, makes it the perfect partner for AVT, and the new solution has the potential for widespread adoption in the fast-growing Chinese marketplace.”