The FIRST Quality Control Tool Ever for the Folding Carton Industry
Until now, the largest sector of the packaging industry has not had the benefit of process control devices or analyzers for the production operator commonly found in other segments of the printing industry.
The BetaFold Crease & Fold Analyzer is hand held and portable for real time production and setup correction to minimize uncontrolled variations in the process that can cause potentially expensive, unusable product rejects while insuring more consistent usable product.
For the desired production result, folding cartons’ multi-layer construction adds bending stiffness to the product, producing high quality folds with good appearance and structural integrity while the bending stiffness has to be reduced by the creasing matrix. The localized weakening of the board, in a well-defined, controlled pattern, acts as a hinge during the subsequent box forming process.
The BetaFold Crease & Fold Analyzer measures and documents the dimensions, angles and symmetry of the crease and bead for proper setup and process control in the production run, as well as to verify the dye and setup at the start of the run.
Available to the user is the all important detail information for package design, material and process evaluation, as well as machine make-ready. In high-volume production environments the production operator needs only one click for each critical analysis as well as to automatically capture the information to a database. Statistics are automatically calculated while reports are generated for documentation and process control.
The BetaFold Crease & Fold Analyzer’s USER FRIENDLY SOFTWARE and HARDWARE captures and analyzes images of the crease and automatically displays, analyzes, and records the data for real time production corrections, documentation and report generation.
Calculate Statistics &
Create Quality Reports
APPLICATIONS: Folding carton, on press, after gluing, or in the QA Department
MEASURE: Bead, Crease, Folding Angle
VERIFY: Bead height, Crease depth, Bead width, Symmetry, Left & Right Fold Point
DOCUMENTATION: Quality reports in PDF Format, establish Statistical Database