Applying length-proportional imprints

Control of Inkjet and Laser Marking Units

Do you print products in the process with a length measurement? However, the length varies depending on the products surface, speed or movement ramp? Tactile encoders which control inkjet printers or laser marking systems rely on a slip-free implementation of the product movement into a rotational movement. Especially with smooth, moist, soft, slightly fluctuating or abrasive material surfaces, slippage and wear should be a problem. Non-contact μSPEED length measurement systems do not have these problems. μSPEED systems are able to achieve a consistently high measurement accuracy on a wide variety of surfaces and thus print a consistently correct measure of length.

Typical materials with printed length scales:

  • Paper, Cardboard, Tissue, …
  • Film, foil, plastic packaging
  • Textiles, carpets, nonwoven, fabric
  • Webs, sheets, foils of metal
  • Cable, wire, rope
  • Profiles, tubes, strands
  • Control cabinet back panels

Typical machines with measurement problems:

  • Roll Cutter, Cross Cutter
  • Winding machines, Rewinders
  • Lengthwise cutter
  • Printing presses
  • Web presses
  • Doctor Roller
  • Inkjet printers
  • Laser marking systems

Application Examples

Meter marking on cable

In order to be able to measure cables commercially or in trade more easily and without tools, cables are printed or l...

Matching Products and Services

Length & Speed Measurement Systems

  • Non-contact length and speed measurement, optically by laser
  • Length and speed free of slippage, maintenance-free, permanently calibrated and accurately measured
  • The Laser-Encoder replaces tactile measurement via impeller, wheel, measurement roller, or machine drive
  • Measurement of agitated surfaces via laser-doppler surface velocimeter

ELOVIS Services

ELOVIS offer the following services for imprint control:

  • Advice on imprint control via length or speed measurement
  • Measurement and calibration services
  • Assistance in finding system malfunctions
  • OEM sensor developments in the field of imprint control via length or speed measurement

Always available for you:
Bernd Engelsdorf


Vincenz-Prießnitz-Straße 1
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

T +49 721 933823-0
F +49 721 933823-23

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