QIPC’s Intelligent Bar Sensor at Labelexpo 2017

The IBS-100 (Intelligent Bar Sensor with 100 per cent full inspection) is the first product to result from the acquisition of the assets of Intro International by Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC).

This system enables 100 per cent full inspection and can be combined with existing register and density measurement and control software from QIPC. This means that image-based density control, colour register control and perforation, cut-off control or side-lay control of the complete image can now be done with 100 per cent full inspection. To measure the quality in digital printing, the IBS-100 detects any missing jets from the print image or register mark. For the convenience of operators, via web-viewing, everything is fully visible during the printing process.

QIPC will be happy to explain the functionalities and possibilities that the IBS-100 has to offer at Labelexpo Europe 2017.

Packaging print and digital print market

With the asset acquisition of German-based Intro International, QIPC aims to intensify its efforts in the packaging and digital printing market. The introduction of the IBS-100 represents a first concrete step.

“QIPC wants to act as a partner in the packaging market and digital print,” explains Jaco Bleijenberg, international sales and marketing director at QIPC.

“We aim to do this by listening carefully to the needs of clients so that we can help meet their objectives. After all, what they want are ever more efficient production processes in which the quality of the printed matter takes centre stage.”

To achieve this, Intro International’s measurement system, which gives 100 per cent full inspection, must be integrated in QIPC’s existing analysis and control software.

“Measuring and controlling the quality of printed matter are inseparably linked to the automation of the process. The IBS-100 is the first tangible result of the acquisition,” concludes Bleijenberg.

Attention to detail

The hundred per cent full inspection, which the IBS-100 offers, will be in an extremely high resolution. That means it will be possible to detect every tiny error and ink spatter. In addition, the high resolution also functions to recognise small text and barcodes. This is paramount in the disciplinary environment that is the packaging and digital printing industry. It is essential of course to have a top-quality control screen for a high-end measurement and control system. At the push of the button, every printed page can be displayed on the screen in its entirety with the operator being able to zoom in on those areas that require attention. Any specific copy can now be inspected in detail with this web-viewing option.

Synergy benefits

QIPC’s managing director, Menno Jansen, is pleased that the results of this collaboration have become immediately tangible: “It’s clear to see that the synergy between our know-how, our research and development team and Intro International’s experience has had an immediate pay-off. Just like 20 years ago, we’re launching a product that is unique in the global market.”

The IBS-100 is just the beginning. In the future, Intro International will be bringing many more interesting products and technologies to Q.I. Press Controls.