Crown expands use of inspection systems from AVT
Crown has announced that it recently installed a new AVT Titan 100% inspection solution at its Calerno, Italy manufacturing plant. The installation represents further growth in the collaboration between Crown and AVT, that now includes Titan installations at various Crown production facilities.
Designed to meet the specific needs of metal printing and decoration, AVT’s Titan is a quality assurance and process control solution that provides 100% inspection and traceability of every printed metal sheet. Based on AVT’s advanced quality control algoriths, Titan detects the full spectrum of typical print defects, including colour variations, mis registration, misprints, spots, text, streaks, scratches, splashes, scumming, edges, bends and more.
These capabilities are a perfect match for Crown’s objectives, Ugo Manghi, MPC manager of the food division and project manager, explains: “AVT’s Titan was an essential complementary element to the installation of our KBA 6-colour printing press for metal packaging.
“The installation in the Calerno plant was among the most important for our company. Our customers are among the best known brands in retail distribution. Quality is not a preogorative here, it is imperative.”
Alessandro Silecchia, process engineer at Crown in Italy, added: “AVT’s 100% inspection solution tremendously helps us in our standardisation project, because it allows us to reduce the number of defects printed by revealing them to the operator as soon as they appear. We no longer trash out thousands of metal sheets. The system reveals each individual problem immediately. This represents substantial savings for the company, as we don’t have to destroy entire sheets.”