systems_labelling.jpgSystems Labelling have invested a six figure sum in ground-breaking quality inspection technology. The unique system records every label image and checks it against the pass sheet. Any imperfection is marked within the software file and automatically stops on the finishing unit during the slitting process, any defect labels can then be removed prior to shipping. Systems Labelling are the only label printer in the UK using this system that is integrated with a bespoke Management Information System providing absolute and unique control throughout the production process.

Sales Director Tony Exford commented “This investment gives us a real edge and provides a strong sales & marketing message – 100% inspection is all the reassurance your business needs.” He adds “quality lies at the heart of everything we do here. When I explain the sophistication of the Surfscan system to customers they are rightly impressed. By offering 100 percent validated inspection it takes the issue of poor quality out of the equation and delivers on our brand promise.”

The software developed by Surfscan Technologies (based in Cardiff) integrates with a bespoke management information system to create roll maps on press, linking production and inspection in real-time. Over 200 hours of programming were required to meet the precise needs of Systems Labelling. Surfscan’s Damian Harvey commented “our programming team is the only team in the world capable of meeting the software demands of this project. We are very pleased with the end result.”

Complex algorithms written by Surfscan distinguish this system from standard off-the-shelf inspection packages. Following a successful 3 month trial perfecting a prototype the software has been installed on all six of the 8-colour flexo presses and their dedicated finishing units. Since the installation there have been zero print rejects from customers. Systems Labelling’s Managing Director Steve Pickford takes real pride in this accomplishment. ”

To achieve zero print rejects as a result of embracing innovative technology is extremely pleasing; and gives our highly skilled team an additional tool to ensure we produce premium quality labels for our customers, week in, week out”

The bespoke management information system developed by the label printer internally can provide transparent and real-time service to its customers. The system streamlines the entire business, from order intake to programming work at every stage of production through to despatch. Just three people in the Customer Service Team handle all of the day-to-day scheduling removing the need for layers of production management. Systems Labelling’s drive for perfection with efficiency continues.


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