Color Tracking System for Beverage Cans
CTM - Color Track Monitor
tracks and detects color fades online and warns before colors go out of specification
- Detects color fades online at real time speeds
- Save HFIs due to light/dark colors and ink contamination
- Early warning of color drift before colors are out of spec.
- Easy to set up, easy to run
- Live interface with graphical color trending
- Load/save previously setup labels
- Automatic or user selected color monitoring points
- Independent warning and alarm levels
The Color Track Monitor (CTM) provides rapid payback by detecting color fades online, preventing many pallets of cans having to be held for inspection (HFI). The system is designed to be installed on the discharge of the printer oven.
Warnings and Alarms
Online color inspection and trending provides valuable information for the operator to maintain color standards throughout the process run. By continuously monitoring system selected and user defined color points the system warns operators when the colors are drifting away from target, with independent warning and alarm levels.
Easy to Set Up, Easy to Run
Setting up a new label is very easy to accomplish. The operator first sets up the decorator to produce labels with the target colors. Once the operator is certain that the target colors are in the center of the specification, the “train” button is pressed and the Color Track Monitor will automatically locate color monitoring points at various positions on the label.
Live User Interface Software
Optionally, the operator can place user defined color monitoring points at specific positions on the label. This ensures sensitive areas are covered. In either mode of operation, once the label is trained or setup, the label can be saved for future recall.
Graphical Color Trending
Sencon’s user interface software runs on the customer supplied PC connected via Ethernet to the Sencon Color Track Monitor. Real time color monitoring trends are displayed on this user interface. These color trend charts show deviation from color target. The user interface is typically located at the decorator operator’s area.