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Web Inspection System – WI8
The Hunkeler Control Platform represents a high-performance system for production monitoring and quality control. With the WI8 Web Inspection system you can check quality and content of the printing on each page in terms of colors, positions, contours, smearing, jet-outs, data validation, etc. It is always possible to update it with new functions and extend it to a complete tracking solution.
The basic equipment includes the CIS (Contact Image Sensor) scan-bar per side, a 22" wide multi-touch LCD operator monitor and the controller box.
Method of operation
The system scans the entire width of the paper web, acquiring at full speed high-resolution images on the full surface of each page and comparing them to a related “golden sample” in order to carry out many different kinds of quality and contend check. Printing quality and content errors are identifi ed at an early stage, thereby triggering immediate action and reducing both, downtimes and the amount of wasted paper.
The system can be integrated as simplex and duplex color versions for the following devices and printers:
WI8 with DP8
WI8 with WM8
WI8 with CS and external Display
WI8 with printer integrated
Extremely compact web monitoring solution based on the newest CIS (Contact Image Sensor) technology, providing high speed / high resolution image capabilities. Because of the sensor’s compact dimensions, the integration of the acquisition module into different modules and printers is possible.
Swiss precision by Hunkeler with stable and reliable mounting for the CIS sensors, without requiring any adjustment and /or mechanical calibration, thus making the installation as well as maintenance very simple. Module is NRTL (UL), CE, GS, and ROHS certified.
The acquisition unit, integrated for example inside each printer engine, is designed to provide easy access to the sensor protective glass for cleaning and maintenance.
Several optional software packages are available to expand the system with additional functions:
Record & Replay
1D, 2D and Postal codes verification
OCR and MICR codes verification
Printer Oriented Graphic controls
User Oriented Graphic Controls
Full page image verification
Production Archiving option
System Speed / Resolution grid
The system can be configured to scan Images with the following resolutions at the indicated maximum media speed (requires appropriate speed kit option to be installed):