Koenig & Bauer to introduce new colour controller at Metpack

Koenig & Bauer will present its new colour controller, MetalControl, at Metpack in May 2020.

MetalControl reduces colour setup times down to a minimum with 100% measurement and ensures guaranteed colour consistency during the whole production run through its analysis of every sheet.

MetalControl is integrated into the MetalStar 3 and the high resolution camera scans every sheet and measures the ink density within the print control strip. This information is continually evaluated and corrects the ink keys automatically. The colour controller responds to any out of tolerance reading to maintain the standard set for each colour. For example, certain special ink mixes are known to have slower reaction to change and MetalControl will automatically compensate for this. The benefit is a 100% closed loop colour control, which guarantees highest colour stability and consistency independent from the operator.

The conventional set up of a press can take up to 45 minutes or longer to reach the target density but with MetalControl it just needs one pull using a sandwich setup which is a prepared mix between waste and good sheets. Based on the camera image, the software will automatically distinguish between good and bad sheets and measures (inline) only the colour on the good sheets. This feature allows MetalControl to achieve target densities for a new job in less than 5 minutes, with minimal waste.

Koenig & Bauer will be in Hall 3, Stand B39 at Metpack from 5-9 May 2020.

For more information, visit: www.metalprint.koenig-bauer.com

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