X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical.The competence center for all Inline color measurement and closed loop color control activities is located in Martinsried near Munich. The turnkey systems are set up on the production machine within several hours. The start-up and training is done while the machine is producing. The completed system is transferred to the customer within few days.
X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates into better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical.
There are several advantages when the color of a product is controlled directly in the process. Even small color deviations are recognized immediately. The operator or the closed loop color control can immediately take corrective action so that the production will not go out of tolerance. Short start-up times, quicker transition times, less waste and better quality reduce the cost significantly. This leads to a very quick return on investment (ROI), often in less than 6 months!
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"Previous one takes 30 to 50 minutes To set the right color values in the fabric With the new technology, we only need 15-20 minutes. By inline color measurement, we saved on sampling and measuring in the lab, saving a lot of time and additional labor. The operators can focus on the other tasks, such as the addition of fillers and / or chemicals. "
- "After commissioning, the expected benefits were quickly revealed:
"One year after the installation, the results were generally very good, almost better than expected, and the cost of the metering system was quickly saved by reducing the scrap and the associated costs. The GretagMacbeth system for continuous color measurement in the machine is important for any paper mill that has chosen the concept of quality certification according to ISO standards. I am convinced that this is an inevitable step into the future. "