LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 11, 2013 (Press Release) -For the third year in a row, BOBST has won a prestigious Embanews Award, this time for its ACCUCHECK in-line carton print and quality inspection system. BOBST has won previous awards with its ACCUBRAILLE and smartGPS systems.
Embanews is a Brazilian publication that specializes in reporting on packaging for the food, beverage, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals markets. The Embanews Awards are the most highly regarded in the Brazilian packaging industry, recognizing the best in packaging manufacture and the most innovative packaging technologies. The awards involve an in-depth examination and testing of entries by a committee of representatives from industry organizations.
Having 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.
During the judging, the ACCUCHECK system was chosen as an award winner in the ‘Machines and Systems' category and representatives of Bobst Group Latinoamerica do Sul Ltda were on hand at a ceremony in Sao Paulo on the 19th April to receive the award.