Argus Turbo HD is quickly and easily installed on any press, to capture both random and process print problems, visually indicating both the position and type of defect, and marking all defects for further analysis, archiving and reporting.
The system detects print defects, including color variations, mis-registration, streaks, ink splashes, and misprints. When problems are detected, the operator can immediately address the issue quickly, and correct the relevant defect source.
High-Resolution Matrix Camera
The area high zoom camera assists the operator during job make ready, for high definition viewing of print quality and register. When in production, both repeating and random defects are automatically highlighted according to selected quality standards, and if required, the system’s high-resolution x16 optical zoom matrix camera is pointed to the suspected defect location for further investigation.
Workflow, Archiving & Reporting
Equipped with a built-in PrintFlow module, the system automatically stores all job data in job archiving for fast setup in the case of reprints, while detection data is logged into the system’s roll and job reporting, including defect location, defect images, and print quality statistics. Operators use in-line reporting to review job/order/roll reports, edit and export final reports to digital files, or to AVT WorkFlow Link to automatically connect to rewinders or slitters, and efficiently remove defective material prior to shipment. The system’s PrintFlow Manager collects relevant PrintFlow data from multiple systems, so that managers and key personnel can easily monitor, analyze and control production quality from their desktop PCs.
All predefined Argus Turbo HD product line bundles include a rich and varied selection of optional add-on modules built to enhance and support your print inspection process, guaranteeing 100% quality assurance and process control on every print job.
Job Verification Tools
To prevent costly production errors, job verification is performed early in the process, during the set-up stage. AVT’s verification toolset includes a robust PDF comparison module that compares every new job to the original PDF digital file or to the previously saved master image in case of re-runs.
Color Measurement & Monitoring Techniques
AVT’s inline color monitoring and measurement solution offers a variety of modules to support the entire workflow. Inline Delta E color monitoring enables a simple, standard method of alerting on color deviation during print run. Alternatively, an inline spectrophotometer delivers real inline, ISO standard, dual-beam spectral color measurements on existing color targets or in image areas for absolute, accurate L*a*b*, density, and dot gain measurement with enhanced reporting and a complete color workflow.
Argus Turbo HD’s range of workflow modules help accelerate overall print production via seamless transfer of quality data from the press to the rewinder, to efficiently remove defective material. AVT Workflow Link automatically stops the rewinder at the relevant defect location, saving valuable time and resources, and automating the quality assurance process.
Data Collection & Automatic Storage
In order to efficiently collect, analyze and edit the quality: PrintFlow data collected by the Argus Turbo HD inspection platform, a data management tool (PrintFlow Manager) provides key users with remote data access directly from their desktop. PrintFlow Central is a central automatic storage of job and roll reports, supporting central automatic backup of all data, and enabling continuous availability of inspection data at all times, for analysis, management, and complete workflow downstream.
Setup & Automation Tools
To ensure quick and secure system setup, save on production time, and guarantee high quality standards, several Argus Turbo HD modules were designed. Modules include communication with existing MIS (ERP) systems in the production facility, and remote system setup using offline setup utilities to prepare jobs in advance. The AutoSet option enables automatic system setup for both conventional and digital presses, through connectivity with Esko’s automation engine and pre-press data.
Faster and automated Flexo press make ready is critical in today’s short print runs and the increasing number of designs and jobs per day. To achieve faster and shorter press make ready, AVT tools include automatic register control, automatic plate and anilox pressure controls, to save valuable time, reduce waste and accelerate the production process.
Supporting Special Applications
When it comes to Varnish or ColdSeal, Argus Turbo HD is equipped with various options to view and inspect clear varnish, using either UV light or special dedicated optics. Coldseal viewing and print to Coldseal register, can be viewed and controlled using AVT’s Rite seal option.