Rotoflex Security Series brings advancements in stringent label inspection

Rotoflex Security Series VSI with optional waste wind-up and top/bottom inkjet printing moduleRotoflex has released the new Security Series for stringent label inspection and finishing. The fully integrated modules seamlessly integrate into the Rotoflex VSI, HSI and VLI product lines, either as a new equipment option or as a retrofit to existing installations.

The solution enables customers to configure their finishing solution to meet the ever-increasing requirements of pharmaceutical compliance and high security packaging.

Options available with the Security Series include very high-resolution inspection, variable data and Braille inspection, and bar code reading. Missing labels, remaining matrix, splices, flags, spots, fading and missing colour, text defects and registration can all be detected by the modules.

In single-pass inspection mode, any repaired or replaced label is automatically re-inspected before final slitting and finishing to ensure full compliance. A full log reporting package is available for regulatory audit requirements.

The innovation has been built with the exclusive Rotoflex URC control system, which provides a user-friendly operator interface and the eDrive advanced web transport system. The product also features the powerful Report Management System tool for the collection and analysis of real-time production data; the new biometric authentication for secure operator access; integrated inkjet and bar coding and backnumbering.

Another productivity advantage of the Security Series is integration with workflow or roll-mapping applications, where press-side inspection systems generate a defect map which is sent to the rewinder. Defective area is automatically stopped at the splice table for repair or removal.

The Rotoflex waste wind-up option can be added to remove large lengths of waste material while maintaining accurate length and label count. Very high rates of acceleration and deceleration, coupled with accurate stop positioning, ensure maximum production throughput.

‘With the SPI, Rotoflex was a pioneer in engineering a solution with 100 per cent inspection, counting and slitting of labels for the pharmaceutical and security market segments,’ comments Manohar Dhugga, Rotoflex director of engineering and service. ‘The new Security Series further revolutionises pharmaceutical and compliance label finishing with incorporation of the latest in servo technology for ultimate control and automation. It also incorporates new software developments that support both a standard and pharma/security mode with the push of a button, making it truly a multi-purpose machine.’

He notes the company’s application design team has worked closely with pharmaceutical customers to ensure the new product complies with the most demanding and unique security inspection requirements, and is the preferred solution for increasing compliance demands.

The Security Series is Rotoflex’s third new product release in the last three months, following the previously announced HSI horizontal slitter rewinder and Vericut3 for digital label finishing, reconfirming the company’s commitment to business responsive technology, innovation and design leadership.

SArepco is a supplier of equipment and services to the narrow-web flexographic converting industry in southern Africa, including Rotoflex converting machinery.

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