BST eltromat displays defect detection systems at Labelexpo India 2018

Khushal Patel of BST eltromat India at the BST stand, Labelexpo India 2018. Photo: The Packman

At Labelexpo India, BST eltromat India displayed its digital monitoring system, PowerScope 5000, for label printing and other narrow web applications. Although it is an entry level device from BST, a good number of flexo machines that were on display at Labelexpo India 2018 were using the PowerScope 5000 for inspection. “This is a very familiar product from BST and normally everybody associates BST with the PowerScope 5000,” said Khushal Patel of BST eltromat India.

The company also displayed a slitter-rewinder system by Multigraph in which BST had provided the complete process automation. It may be recalled that BST eltromat India recently launched its new automation division for machine manufacturers and users for automating various process work-flows. In addition to technical collaboration with an Italy-based company, BST eltromat India has hired a team with experience in the automation industry to drive the new division.

In addition to the automation, BST also demonstrated its 100% defect detection system – Nyquist TubeScan digital strobe – on the same slitter-rewinder. “It is a very unique hybrid defect detection system which does the job of 100% inspection as well as detailed web viewing. We are providing two screens – one is the HMI for operator and the other is the viewing monitor,” said Patel. “We have sold about 6 to 7 TubeScan systems in 2018 so far.”

— Mahan Hazarika