Unleashing the Potential of Single-Pass Printing with a Robust Quality Control System - PrintGuard
In the digital printing industry, quality control is crucial to ensuring that products meet the desired standards. The Quality Control Unit for digital printing lines is an innovative solution that streamlines the quality control process, improves accuracy, automates reporting, and maximizes productivity. SERRA's Quality Control Unit for digital printing lines is an essential tool for any digital printing operation.
The PrintGuard unit detects damaged corrugated board sheets before they enter the digital printing single pass. While most digital printing single pass printers for corrugated board have their own system to detect damaged corrugated board sheets, they stop their production and eject all the sheets that are in the digital printer. By having the PrintGuard unit before the digital printer, you can reduce waste and increase efficiency.
Design and Build Quality
The PrintGuard unit for digital printing single pass is designed and built to meet the unique requirements of digital printing inline single pass lines. The unit is made of high-quality, durable materials and built to withstand the rigors of industrial printing operations.
The unit's design has optimized ergonomics, usability, and automation to improve accuracy and reduce the risk of human error. The unit is easy to use, with an intuitive user interface that allows operators to detect damaged corrugated board sheets quickly.
Additionally, the unit is reliable and efficient, with automated features that can detect damaged sheets in real-time and quickly eject them before they enter the digital printing single pass. This helps reduce waste, improve efficiency, and ultimately result in a higher quality end-product.
Features and Performance
The PrintGuard unit for digital printing lines is a powerful tool designed to improve the quality control process for corrugated board printing. The unit receives corrugated board sheets from the feeder and runs them on the table with a strong vacuum-perforated belt with exact precision. With its sensitive fingers, the unit detects any anomalies or inconsistencies on the corrugated board surface. If an irregularity is detected, the unit automatically stops the vacuum belt and notifies the operator to manually extract the defective sheet.
The PrintGuard unit enables faster job set-up times, resulting in time and cost savings in the long run. The automatic detection of defective material reduces the likelihood of expensive production recalls. The easy-to-use button interface allows operators to work more efficiently and effectively.
Return on Investment (ROI)
By investing in the PrintGuard unit, digital printing operations can expect to see a return on investment (ROI) in a relatively short amount of time. The unit can help reduce waste and improve efficiency, which ultimately leads to cost savings. By preventing defective sheets from entering the digital printing single pass, operators can reduce the number of wasted sheets and reduce the likelihood of expensive production recalls.
For example, let's assume that the digital printing operation runs for 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, for a total of 48 weeks per year. If the PrintGuard unit prevents just one damaged corrugated board sheet from entering the digital printing single pass per day, that translates to 240 sheets per year.
If each damaged sheet costs $10,000 in print head replacement or repair, then the total cost savings per year would be $2.4 million ($10,000 x 240 sheets).
Using the example above, the ROI would be approximately from 13.7x to 16x, it means that for every $1 invested in the Quality Control Unit, the digital printing operation can expect to see a return of $13.7 to $16 in cost savings.
Improving the quality control process can also lead to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty, which can ultimately result in increased revenue. With the unit's automated features and intuitive user interface, operators can improve accuracy and reduce the risk of human error, resulting in a higher quality end-product. Overall, the PrintGuard unit for digital printing lines is an excellent investment for any digital printing operation looking to improve its quality control process.
Here are some of the comments we usually recieve from machine operators regarding the PrintGuard:
"Since we started using SERRA's PrintGuard, our digital printing operation has undergone a complete transformation. The unit has completely eliminated the need for manual visual inspections to detect damaged corrugated board sheets, which used to be a time-consuming and error-prone process. Thanks to the unit's automated detection, we can now stop the printing process and eject just one sheet instead of several, resulting in significant reductions in waste and downtime."
"The intuitive user interface of SERRA's PrintGuard makes it incredibly easy for us to set up and adjust detection parameters. We can quickly switch between different jobs and settings, and the unit provides real-time feedback on the status of the printing process, which is a huge help. Overall, the unit has greatly improved our workflow efficiency, allowing us to produce higher quality output."
"The build quality of the PrintGuard is impressive. It's very robust and durable, with high-quality components that are specifically tailored to the demands of digital printing inline single pass lines. We've had no issues with the unit since we started using it several months ago, and we're confident that it will continue to perform reliably over time. I would highly recommend this unit to any digital printing operation looking to streamline their quality control process."