BST eltromat International, a leading manufacturer of quality assurance systems in web-processing production processes, and SeeOne Vision Technology srl, a manufacturer of surface inspection systems headquartered in Florence, Italy, signed a partnership agreement at K 2019. BST eltromat Italia, a 100% subsidiary of the BST GROUP, has been working with SeeOne for years on special surface inspection requirements. The excellent cooperation has now resulted in the partnership agreement, which was signed by BST eltromat Managing Director Kristian Jünke and Leandro Giovannoni, General Manager of SeeOne, at the BST eltromat booth in Hall 4 (booth C34).
SeeOne has been developing and producing surface inspection systems for a variety of industries for over 30 years. Their product portfolio covers a range of applications from rewinders, slitters, blade coating machines, foil extruders, calenders, milling machines to coating and application machines. Thanks to its modular concept, the flagship product LINESCAN can be used for a variety of applications. Its cameras and light sources can be adapted flexibly to suit the specific location and scenario. In addition, the surface inspection experts design individual solutions for special customer requirements.
SeeOne’s systems detect various defects such as holes or inclusions of foreign bodies like insects and dirt in different materials such as foils, metallized foils, paper or cardboard. They therefore complement the portfolio of BST eltromat perfectly. “With SeeOne, we have gained an experienced partner for surface inspection. Together we can respond even more flexibly to the special challenges and individual requirements of our customers and support them more effectively in optimizing their production processes,” says Jünke, welcoming the closer cooperation with the Italian company. Leandro Giovannoni also sees decisive benefits for his company in the partnership with BST eltromat. “With BST eltromat, we have a strong partner at our side whose worldwide sales network will enable us to access new markets. The worldwide presence of the BST eltromat experts will help us to find the perfect solutions for our customers’ quality assurance.”
The findings gained from surface inspection with SeeOne systems can be used in various ways to optimize production processes. At K, BST eltromat presented SeeOne’s LINESCAN surface inspection system to show its customers in film extrusion the benefits of this additional component in quality assurance. The findings from surface inspection can have ramifications for the further converting of the foil, such as in printing. BST eltromat demonstrated what benefits the partnership can have in the area of its innovation management: “We’re showing our customers what opportunities could result from the cooperation between BST eltromat and SeeOne in the future and how they can benefit from our work across all value-added chains,” says Jünke.