Bobst recently was awarded the Embanews Award for its Accucheck in-line carton print and quality inspection system. The Embanews Awards, which recognizes excellence in packaging and innovative packaging technologies, involves detailed examination and a careful selection procedure by a committee of representatives from industry organizations. Embanews is a Brazilian publication that specializes in reporting on packaging for the food, beverage, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals markets.
Bobst have won awards in 2011 for its ACCUBRAILLE in-line Braille embossing unit and in 2012 for smartGPS, its pre-makeready system for flexo printers. This year BOBST entered its ACCUCHECK in-line inspection system for folder-gluers.
ACCUCHECK is able to identify a range of print and print related defects including hickeys and spots, as well as colour variance down to a level of 1 Delta Ec, helping carton makers ensure consistency of product in-house and helping brand owners ensure consistency of image across all their packaging. The system also identifies missing or defective text, can spot print defects on codes such as EAN/UPC, colour or pharma codes, can recognise physical defects of the carton such as scratches or rubs, and can identify inaccurate die-cutting. ACCUCHECK has been designed for BOBST MASTERFOLD and EXPERTFOLD folder-gluer models to ensure that any non-conforming carton is ejected without reaching customers’ packing lines. The ACCUCHECK system was chosen as an award winner in the ‘Machines and Systems’ category.