Australian made web inspection system ready to roll out

Australian printers have been buying web inspection systems from overseas for years, simply because there was no other option. Its fine when things go well, but when they get problems the printer is then often waiting weeks for service or parts, during which time they can't run the machine efficiently. Now Australian printers have another option: they can buy an Australian web inspection system, manufactured and supported in Australia. Our products are as good as any other product in the world and you can get one week delivery on a new system and next day on any spares. Even when buying a new print machine from overseas, printers should seriously consider buying without the inspection system and fitting a new KDS Visi-tech system to the machine here in Australia. It just makes sense.

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Quantum offers the road to increased productivity for Field First - Label Access

Field First – Label Access, the Bristol based specialist self-adhesive label manufacturer, has never been slow on the uptake when it comes to embracing new technology. Just a few years ago the company relocated to new premises with ambitious plans for their future. They were one of the first companies in the UK to take delivery of a 10 colour Mark Andy LP3000, and have also installed state-of-the-art repro and plate-making facilities.

Now with their new factory layout, purposely designed to improve work flow and operate to Lean Manufacturing principles, Field First – Label Access have adopted the Girus system for shop floor productivity monitoring to ensure that their operation is as efficient as it can possibly be.

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Northwest flexible packaging printer gives the ‘thumbs up’ to Visi-tech web inspection system

KDS Visi-tech Video Web Inspection

Flexible food packaging printer and converter Sabre Triad, recently purchased their second Visi-tech video web inspection system. Their first system, purchased in 2003, was installed on a 6-colour Arsoma flexo press running both water and solvent-based inks.

Four years later the Preston based company needed to replace a failing 10-year-old inspection system on their 4-colour Timsons flexo press. Faced with options from a number of web inspection system suppliers, Sabre Triad decided to look no further than Advanced Supplies.

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Quantum provides 10% improvement

Quantum shop floor data collection on printing machine

Girus Limited, the recently formed Welsh company specialising in shop floor data collection for the printing industry, have released a new development that they say will transform the way printing companies operate. Their system, which connects your printing machines to your computer network and collects productivity data directly from the machines 24 hrs a day is able to highlight inefficient practices, low return jobs and general weaknesses in production.

Over the past 9 months Girus have been testing their GIRUS system at the Skanem Cardiff plant in South Wales, and they have produced some remarkable results. Colin Stafford, Managing Director at the Cardiff plant provides feedback on his experience:

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Visi-tech agree deal to setup manufacturing plant in India.

KDS Visi-tech manufacture web viewers in India

Girus Group, Visi-tech division have agreed a deal with their Indian distributors OMSuntronics Converting Equipment to set up Visi-tech India.

The new venture is the culmination of a close working relationship between the two companies and a successful entry into the Indian market. OMSuntronics have represented Visi-tech and promoted Visi-tech web inspection products in India for the past 3 years, and so the progression to setup the new manufacturing plant with them was a natural one.

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