Print Finishing & Partners is proud to announce the first real glue control for adhesive bound products.
As the exclusive agency in North America for WST, the world leader in quality control systems in the print finishing industry, PFP has introduced the first thermo camera to the US market at C+C Trade Bindery, Stone Mountain, GA on their open PUR glue pot. The first installation of the camera system has proven a great performance.
Charlie Saudarg, the President of C+C was very impressed with the first results from the new system. Here are a couple incidences which came up during the start-up:
- The GC1-1 was able to show the operator from C+C a large temperature difference between his glue pot and Premelter which made him right away to change the incorrect temperature setting on his glue pot.
- Even when the automatic level control from the glue pot stopped working and the temperature sank, the system warned the operator before the pot ran completely empty.
- Furthermore the operator tested the GC1-1 to ensure his trust to the system. He touched the glue application on a book spine before it passed the camera system and the system detected this little spot every time he tried.
The new developed GC1-1 is designed to ensure and control the high quality of the glue application on the products. The thermo camera can be used on adhesives like PUR and Hotmelt applied by either an extrusion system or glue roller technology.
In order to protect the user from clogged filters, nozzles or blocked doctor blades the GC1-1 will inspect every single product and warn the operator before pages are falling apart and than having to deal with customer complains.
The touch screen controlled camera system is very easy to use and shows the operator every fault detected by the area, length or size on the products. The faulty product can be viewed on a 19” touch screen monitor and shows the operator exactly where the low temperature areas are. The GC1-1 will also show a 3D image of the complete application.
The collected data will be saved on the computer’s hard drive and can be viewed later on as well as exported via the USB or network connection.
The compact structure of the GC1-1 makes it possible to fit in nearly every spot on perfect binders.