Valco Melton’s ClearVision Inspection Systems at IndiaCorr Expo

Quality assurance system shown in India for the first time

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Ravi Kiran, business director, Valco Melton India with his team at IndiaCorr expo 2021 in Greater Noida. photo PSA

At the recently concluded IndiaCorr Expo in Greater Noida from 23 – 25 October 2021, Valco Melton showcased its ClearVision Inspection Systems in India for the first time. The wholly-owned subsidiary known as Valco Melton India told us that the company was not impacted much during the Covid-19 pandemic. At the show, it was happy to reunite and meet its industry colleague, associates and customers in the first corrugated trade show in India after the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Ravi Kiran, business director, Valco Melton India, UAE & Singapore, the company which has its Indian headquarters in Bengaluru, had a smooth sailing during the Covid-19 crisis. It works across the country with numerous industries such as food and beverage, pharma, automotive and converters and was able to focus on alternate segments even if one industry was not doing well. He took the example of eCommerce to emphasize how certain segments have been positively impacted by the pandemic and have been performing exceptionally well. “Valco Melton was doing very well in terms of business even during the Covid peak or after the second wave of Covid-19,” he said.

Valco Melton ClearVision Quality Assurance Systems

The Valco Melton ClearVision Quality Assurance Systems have been designed for color detection, window or insert detection, carton ejection, skew, full sheet print inspection, gap detection, double feed-monitoring, and glue line inspection. The quality assurance system incorporates inspection devices and code readers to identify faulty boxes which ultimately eliminates problems encountered during the product assembly stage. The inspection device aims to assist end-users to manufacture a perfect end product.

The ClearVision Quality Assurance System comes with sophisticated pattern control packages with avant-grade management software to assist quality managers with remote control, off-site monitoring and tracking of the production process for later analysis. The high-end inspection system removes bad boxes and cartons from the production line and makes sure that a reliable, high-end product is delivered to the end-users in an accurate manner.

The ClearVision Inspection System can be integrated with Valco Melton gluing systems to develop a camera-based inspection machine for corrugated box and folding carton manufacture and packaging. It comes with a zero-defect product guarantee to specify the end product in accordance with client requirements. The quality assurance device provides a competitive advantage through zero defect boxes, rapid ROI and total quality management through negligible downtime.

Ravi Kiran explained, “The ClearVision inspection systems are designed to inspect the adhesive on the boxes so that it can capture unglued boxes and report to the operator so that the system can eject the bad box and it won’t go to the end-user. We have a sophisticated technology to inspect the glue, to inspect the fold, and to inspect the gap.”

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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