New LED strobes provide the power to see fine details at full production speed Rotoflex has partnered with Unilux to give label printers and converters the ability to inspect more details at full production speed on high-volume slitter rewinders and diecutting equipment. New Rotoflex VSI and VLI slitter rewinders and DSI and DLI diecutters are now equipped with Unilux LED2000 series inspection lights as standard. Unilux strobe lights use the stroboscopic effect to visually freeze detailed images, such as labels on a web, allowing operators to clearly view printing, slitting and die-cutting quality at full production speed. The LED-250 unit replaces the xenon-based Unilux Guardian strobe on Rotoflex equipment and is seen as offering several improvements in inspection capability.
Live demonstrations of Rotoflex VSI and VLI slitter rewinders outfitted with the new Unilux LED-250 units will be held daily on Stand 4C45 at LabelExpo Europe (September 29 – October 2). The full range of Unilux lights will be on display at Stand 4C68. “Not only do the new Unilux LED strobes offer a more even distribution of light and low glare on reflective material, they also support Rotoflex’s commitment to converter productivity,” said Manohar Dhugga, Rotoflex Director of Engineering and Service. “The Unilux LED strobes are equipped on all new Rotoflex installations and are available as an upgrade on existing installs, allowing users to inspect any flaws in real-time at full production speeds, enhancing overall product quality.”
Unilux and Rotoflex have partnered to include the Unilux LED-250 stroboscopic inspection light with Rotoflex VSI and VLI slitters and rewinders and the DSI and DLI diecutters. LED-based stroboscopes provide the same illumination as the xenon-based technology but lower the cost of ownership by using only 35 percent of the power and eliminating lamp replacement and downtime caused by lamp burnout. White LEDs also eliminate color distortion and provide more even light distribution than xenon technology. Within a plant, LEDs run at cooler temperatures and emit no ozone gas. LED-based stroboscopes provide the same illumination as the xenon-based technology but lower the cost of ownership by using only 35 percent of the power and eliminating lamp replacement and downtime caused by lamp burnout. White LEDs also eliminate color distortion and provide more even light distribution than xenon technology. Within a plant, LEDs run at cooler temperatures and emit no ozone gas.
For labels with clear coats and hidden security measures, Unilux UV LEDs provide inspection capability without the need for external filters that reduce the amount of illumination available to excite phosphors and inspect images. “The continuation of our Rotoflex-Unilux relationship through new generations of technology clearly demonstrates how we can both add value to our customers,” said Mike Simonis, President, Unilux. “We have taken pride over the years in listening to our customers and using their feedback to develop solutions that improve their ability to serve their customers better. We share that way of life with the Mark Andy organization and look forward to developing more solutions with them.”
About Rotoflex With more than 8000 installations globally, Rotoflex is a world leader in inspection, slitting, rewinding and die cutting equipment. Rotoflex looks beyond the machine to the ultimate needs of its customers. We work in partnership to serve your unique, specific requirements. Our customer driven approach has made us the finishing partner of choice – for over 40 years. Rotoflex equipment is supported globally by the largest OEM Customer Support team in the industry. A proud brand of Mark Andy the business is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with sales and distribution offices worldwide. www.rotoflex.com
About Unilux Unilux Inc., headquartered in Saddle Brook, NJ, has 53 years of experience in designing and manufacturing industrial surface inspection lighting systems for the printing, converting, packaging, metals, papermaking and textile industries. Unilux stroboscopic inspection lights range from handheld, battery-powered units for spot or narrow-web inspection, maintenance and troubleshooting applications to fixed-mounted units capable of inspecting surfaces up to 12m wide. Unilux currently has sales representatives in 58 countries throughout the world along with five service centers. For additional information, contact Unilux, Inc., 59 North 5th St., Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 USA. Phone: 800-522-0801 (US only) or +1-201-712-1266 (Worldwide) or firstname.lastname@example.org.