Press Releases and Articles

  • PC Industries provides high-accuracy, high-speed security print inspection solutions

    PC Industries, partnered with Vision Assurance Systems and Gremser Graphishe  Maschinen, announces the recent successful installation of a 100% security print inspection system in the Netherlands for currency and banknote inspection. Known for tackling some of the most demanding applications in the print industry, PC Industries continues to surpass expectations with the installation of these recent systems.

    Security printing applications pose a unique set of challenges for inspection systems, including placing higher demands on cameras and CPUs. These high-speed applications demand a level of speed and accuracy that have often presented problems to off-the-shelf and even engineered systems. Additionally, the different processes used in security printing, such as intaglio and offset, all pose their own specific types of challenges. The solutions provided by PC Industries combine multiple high-resolution cameras with special lighting to inspect visible, UV, IR, and transmissive security features. The systems also have embedded security features such as password-protected operator accounts that keep a secure log of all operator actions, and the ability to output and securely store PDF reports of inspection results.

    The engineering efforts that ensured the success of this installation will help PC Industries improve their entire line of print inspection products. PC Industries will continue to push at the forefront of technology to provide their customers with the most technologically capable and advanced systems available.

    In business since 1975, PC Industries has a strong history of innovation and unmatched customer support. Designed with intense focus on combining ease of use, accuracy and industrial reliability, PC Industries’ products stand out through unparalleled performance in the pressroom. Their flagship products are Inspection Systems®, which include the Guardian PQV 100% Print Defect Detection System, Guardian OLP Offline PDF Proofing System, Guardian MINI Modular Inspection System.  In addition to these and their Graphic-Vision® Digital Web Viewers, they also manufacture length monitoring, registration control, and dedicated barcode verification systems.

    Vision Assurance Systems, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, designs, manufactures, installs, commissions and supports camera-based inspection and verification systems primarily for the security print sector. Their expertise lies in providing turnkey solutions to satisfy customers’ quality control requirements. They continuously support these systems, some of which have been in use for the past 15 years.

    PC Industries
    176 Ambrogio Drive
    Gurnee, IL 60031
    847-336-3300
    sales@pcindustries.com
    www.pcindustries.com

    Vision Assurance Systems
    3542 Estates Landing Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30349
    770-517-3344
    e.wagner@earthlink.net

    http://www.visionassurancesystems.com

  • PC Industries’ Guardian PQV Gains Interest at Andina-Pack

    PC Industries recently attended the Andina-Pack 2013 show with their partners ISA International and Grupo Cosalco. Andina-Pack 2013 in Bogotá, Colombia serves as one of Latin America’s premier trade shows for the packaging industry. It connects nearly 800 exhibitors with nearly 20,000 professional visitors from the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, converting and other related industries.

    PC Industries received great customer response to their Guardian Inspection Systems®, including the Guardian PQV Print Quality Verification system, Guardian OLP Offline PDF Proofing System, and Guardian MINI Modular Inspection systems. The Guardian PQV 100% Inspection System received the greatest amount of interest thanks to the versatility it can offer the packaging industry. Of particular interest was the systems’ ability to reliably inspect wide web substrates on which 100% inspection has traditionally proven difficult.

    In business since 1975, PC Industries has a strong history of innovation and unmatched customer support. Designed with intense focus on combining ease of use, accuracy and industrial reliability, PC Industries’ products stand out through unparalleled performance in the pressroom. Their flagship products are Inspection Systems®, which include the Guardian PQV 100% Print Defect Detection System, Guardian OLP Offline PDF Proofing System, Guardian MINI Modular Inspection System. In addition to these and their Graphic-Vision® Digital Web Viewers, they also manufacture length monitoring, registration control, and dedicated barcode verification systems.

  • PC Industries’ Announces New Latin American Agent

    Headquartered in New Jersey, ISA International serves as PC Industries’ official exclusive agent in Latin America and the Caribbean. ISA International is known for creating effective, long lasting business relationships through exceptional customer service and support. They specialize in the international sales of industrial equipment for the printing, converting and paper industries.

    ISA International currently has offices through its local partners in 11 countries throughout the region. In addition they have two service centers to offer full technical support.

    To help serve these markets, ISA has recently launched a new website. This website connects clients with a wide range of products, suppliers, and professional services. Their website can be found at ISA-INTL.COM

  • PC Industries Gains New Rep in the Western US

    PC Industries, an Illinois based inspection system manufacturer, strengthens their presence in the western United States and southwestern Canada by signing Vandenberg Resources as a new representative.

    PC Industries is an Illinois based manufacturer of quality improvement, automatic inspection, and process control systems for the printing, converting, packaging, and pharmaceutical industries.

    Vandenberg Resources provides the web-fed printing and converting industries with the latest quality and efficiency improvement technology. They have over 30 years of industry experience and will provide a high level of expertise on PC Industries products. They will be a valuable resource for customers exploring ways to increase the profitability and quality of their printing and converting lines.

  • PC Industries Announces New Sales Representative

    PC Industries strengthens their presence in New England by signing Hesser Associates LLC. as a new sales representative in January of 2013.

    PC Industries is an Illinois based manufacturer of quality improvement, automatic inspection, and process control systems for the printing, converting, packaging, and pharmaceutical industries.

    Hesser Associates LLC. will provide high-level sales and support for all PC Industries products. They have a long history of exemplary customer service to label printers, wide web flexo, corrugated, web offset, and gravure customers, and will be a valuable addition to the PC Industries network.

  • PC Industries Partners with Schlafender Hase

    PC Industries forms a partnership with Schlafender Hase of Germany, and is now their representative in the North American market. Schlafender Hase has developed the Text Verification Tool (TVT), an automated proofreading tool designed to quickly and efficiently compare documents of any length. The TVT compares and verifies text, text order and even text formatting, regardless of the layout. Since the application does not change the files, it became the number one solution for all proof-reading needs in regulated environments/pharmaceutical industries.

    With the addition of the TVT, PC Industries strengthens an already process-complete quality control regiment. Running in tandem with PCI’s Guardian OLP Off-line Proofing System, the TVT provides a more complete file comparison solution. Customers can choose between pixel (layout dependent, graphics capable) and text (layout independent, text only) based comparison for pre-press applications.

    Proofing capabilities offered by the combination of the TVT and Guardian OLP are in increasing demand in all printing industries, with particular interest in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and legal industries. This partnership allows both Schlafender Hase and PC Industries to fill this demand and extend their customer base in North America, Latin America, and Europe.

    Click here for more information on the Text Verification Tool
    Click here to see the article on Paper, Film, and Foil Converter’s website.

  • 100% Inspection Systems

    July 2012 Newsletter

    In our July newsletter, we offered an overview of features and capabilities you should look for from your 100% inspection providers. This list will help you determine what company and product will meet your needs now, as well as over the life of the system.

  • PDF Check for 100% Print Inspection

    December 2011

    PC Industries now offers an integrated solution that allows printers to easily compare real-time press output to the customer-approved artwork. Using the Guardian PQV system operators can verify setup, registration, color and accuracy of the print job prior to running with just a few clicks of the mouse. The PDF Check software module also provides artwork revision control. This unique feature offers effective 100% inspection of an entire roll or sheet against customer-approved artwork.

    Contact Holly Poplawski at PC Industries for more information on our integrated systems. To learn more about our wide range of products, visit our website at www.pcindustries.com/.

    PC Industries offers the widest range of pressroom quality control products of any manufacturer. Designed with intense focus on combining ease of use, accuracy and industrial reliability, PC Industries’ products stand out through unmatched performance in the pressroom.

  • Guardian PQV Defect Roll Mapping

    Submitted to Labels and Labeling, Issue 5, November 2011

    PC Industries offers Defect Roll Mapping on the Guardian PQV 100% Print Quality Verification system. This flexible, reliable, and easy to use software is designed to help improve your bottom line by detecting defects (such as registration shift, color change, or missing periods) early in the process, allowing for corrective action, and providing a true count of defect free labels.

    On Press

    As part of a Guardian PQV installed on the press, the Defect Roll Mapping system records defects by lane and footage for each roll. The press operator can compare the print to the master on the fly, then accept, reject, or even train the system to bypass that defect in the future – all without stopping the press.

    Editing workstation

    Defect Roll Mapping offers an extra step of quality control (QC) between the press and the slitter/ rewinder. An Editing Workstation can be connected to any Guardian PQV Roll Mapping system. Information from the press run can be edited, and an operator can accept or flag defects before they reach the rewinder. The productivity of the slitter/rewinder is improved by eliminating unnecessary starts and stops.

    Slitter/ Rewinder

    The Defect Roll Map Workstation interfaces with the machine to locate defects on the roll automatically. The slitter/rewinder presents the defects at the splicing table and allows for the operator to take appropriate corrective action.

    Defect Roll Mapping is flexible enough to be used on any press or rewinder, or as an independent workstation, and is one of several features we offer you to help you achieve defect free rolls. To learn more about our Defect Roll Mapping system or any of our other inspection systems, contact us at +1.847.336.3300, or visit our website at www.pcindustries.com/.

Recent Ads

Be sure to check out Label and Narrow Web, Labels and Labeling, Converting Quarterly, Flexible Packaging, and Flexo Magazine to see our most recent ads in print!
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    Our 2013 ad, to be seen in Converting Hotline, Label and Narrow Web, Labels and Labeling, and various oter magazines.
  • PCIndustries Flexo Sourcebook
    FTA Flexo 2012 Sourcebook ad.
  • PCI Nosco
    November Edition of Printing & Graphics Solutions Magazine, courtesy Nosco, Inc.
  • Label and Narrow Web, September 2011 Issue. Half page ad featuring PC Industries’ Inspection systems in a production environment, courtesy of Nosco, Inc.

  • Label and Narrow Web, September 2011 Issue. This ad was designed for the issues’ supplier gallery; a summary of services and products offered by a company. Our ad for this issues’ supplier gallery focused on the Guardian PQV and OLP systems.

Trade Show Events

PC Industries is proud to be active in the label, pharmaceutical, printing, and converting industries. We are always looking for new ways to communicate with our customers, and find that trade shows provide unique opportunities businesses to network. Click here to see what trade shows we will be appearing at. We hope to see you there!
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