Canon U.S.A., Inc. introduced two new Advanced Automation Modules for the imagePRESS C10010VP Series of digital color presses: Sensing Unit and Inspection Unit, as well as a new optional Cooling Unit.
The imagePRESS C10010VP’s new optional Sensing Unit Module will monitor and adjust front-to-back registration and color tone before and during production. This module helps eliminate manual involvement by measuring and adjusting prints on the fly. The Sensing Unit adds to the existing color control technologies on the imagePRESS C10010VP Series, which come standard with the Inline Spectrophotometric Sensors (ILS) and Multi D.A.T technology.
Designed to help eliminate manual inspection on high value printed products and communications , as well as minimize reprints, the new optional Inspection Unit Module delivers automation through its ability to monitor prints for issues and identify unwanted artifacts.
“The new quality control options for the Canon imagePRESS C10010VP series help alleviate some of the most pressing issues in print production. Canon is building intelligence into the equipment to assist operators so they can focus on other tasks. Automation of quality control processes and task is critical to maintain productivity and to help consistently meet customer requirements,” said German Sacristan, director, production services, Keypoint Intelligence.
The system can spot defects as small as 0.2 mm diameter without impacting productivity. Users can define up to 64 zones on each page to be checked against the inspection criteria, each with nine possible levels of sensitivity.
The Cooling Unit removes the residual heat from a sheet which helps contribute to a stable internal environment, allowing each unit’s sensors to measure patches.
“At Canon U.S.A., we are committed to innovation and advancing our solutions to meet our customers’ needs, and these new enhancements developed for the imagePRESS C10010VP Series further showcase our dedication to helping users meet the highest standards of quality and printing,” said Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “These new automation features are designed to help our customers remain efficient, shorten turnaround times, automate routine color checks and inspection, and increase overall value.”
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