Baldwin Technology Company will unveil its next-generation color management, surface treatment, UV/LED curing, inspection, defect detection and Industry 4.0 based analytics solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2019.
The company’s theme will be Industry 4.0 and Industrial ‘Internet-of-Things’-enabled technologies. Featured solutions pair sensor-gathered data with operational data from Baldwin equipment to gain live, actionable insights that can be used to improve production monitoring, so printers can achieve new levels of color consistency with fewer defects and greater assurance of curing, according to the company.
“With Baldwin technology, your UV system provides continuous insights into its performance to improve service efficiency, prevent curing issues, and assure brand owners of consistent quality, job after job,” explained chief marketing and IoT officer Steve Metcalf. “We now offer IoT-connected solutions across our product lineup to give printers a competitive advantage based on intelligent analysis, not feelings.”
Ahlbrandt, AMS Spectral UV (formerly Air Motion Systems and Baldwin UV) and Baldwin Vision Systems (formerly QuadTech and PC Industries) have joined the Baldwin Technology family as part of strategic acquisitions in the last three years. Company chairman and chief executive officer Kyle Chapman explained that Baldwin’s dedication to the printing industry made acquisitions of companies manufacturing networkable process automation technologies a priority for its overall strategy.
“Labelexpo Europe 2019 will mark the first unveiling of our IoT offerings in connection with UV LED curing, and this is just the beginning,” added Carsten Barlebo, vice president EMEAR of Baldwin’s AMS Spectral UV. “The industry is being challenged to embrace Industry 4.0 to automate and assure its processes, for reasons like packaging security, brand consistency, and food-grade requirements. At Baldwin, we are leading the transition by offering pre-connected data solutions for companies looking to stay competitive and profitable in today’s fast-paced environment.”