Retrofit for Rotoflex VSI, HSI, VLI lines

New Rotoflex Security Series for stringent label inspection

Retrofit for Rotoflex VSI, HSI, VLI lines
Rotoflex Security Series VLI with optional waste wind-up and top/bottom inkjet printing module

Rotoflex has released the new Security Series, bringing the latest advancements in stringent label inspection and finishing to its VSI, HSI and VLI product lines, either as a new equipment option or as a retrofit. The fully integrated modules seamlessly integrate in the Rotoflex existing installations enabling customers to configure their finishing solution to meet the ever-increasing requirements of pharmaceutical compliance and high security packaging.

Options available with the Security Series include very high resolution inspection, variable data inspection, braille inspection and bar code reading. Missing labels, remaining matrix, splices, flags, spots, fading and missing color, text defects and registration can all be detected by the Security Series. In single-pass inspection mode, any repaired or replaced label will automatically be re-inspected before final slitting and finishing to ensure full compliance. A full log reporting package is available for regulatory audit requirements.

Built with the exclusive Rotoflex URC control system providing a user-friendly operator interface and the eDrive advanced web transport system, the Security Series also features the powerful Report Management System (RMS) tool for the collection and analysis of real-time production data, the new biometric (fingerprint) authentication for secure operator access, integrated inkjet and bar coding, back numbering and more.

Another productivity advantage of the Security Series is integration with workflow
or roll-mapping applications where press-side inspection systems generate a defect map which is sent to the rewinder. Defective area is automatically stopped at the splice table for repair or removal. The Rotoflex waste wind-up option can be added to remove large lengths of waste material while maintaining accurate length and label count. Very high rates of acceleration and deceleration coupled with accurate stop positioning ensure maximum production throughput.

“With the SPI, Rotoflex was a pioneer in engineering a solution with 100% inspection, counting and slitting of labels for the pharmaceutical and security market segments,” comments Manohar Dhugga, Rotoflex director of engineering and service.
“The new Security Series further revolutionizes pharmaceutical and compliance label finishing with incorporation of the latest in servo technology for ultimate control
and automation, and new software developments that support both a standard and
pharma/security mode with the push of a button, making it truly a multi-purpose
machine. Our application design team has worked closely with pharmaceutical
customers to ensure the Security Series complies with the most demanding and
unique security inspection requirements, and is the preferred solution for increasing compliance demands.”

The Security Series is Rotoflex’s third new product release in the last three months, following the previously announced HSI horizontal slitter-rewinder and Vericut3 for digital label finishing, reconfirming the company’s commitment to Business Responsive Technology, innovation and design leadership.

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