After installing the Diana Eye 55 inspection machine last year, Utah Paperbox Company is capturing additional business with pharmaceutical and luxury products customers. The industry-leading inspection device is Utah Paperbox Company’s first investment with Heidelberg and the first of its kind in North America.
Customers and Folding Cartons are 100% Covered
After seeing the Diana Eye at drupa for the first time, Mike Salazar, the Vice President of Operations at Utah Paperbox Company of Salt Lake City, Utah, knew that this was the versatile, high speed inspection equipment he was looking for. With the company focusing on the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, Salazar was intrigued by the Diana Eye 55 — providing a full-fledged solution that provides 100% quality control of the entire image and all embellishments of every single folding carton.
At speeds of up to 120,000 cartons per hour, each folding carton can be inspected before advancing to the folder gluer. The combination of state-of-the-art camera technology and unique light-sources enable the inspection of the printed image, hot/cold foil applications, embossing, hologram images, spot coating and drip-off varnish patterns and metalized surfaces.
“When it comes to our other postpress equipment, we are not able to check everything on one piece of equipment,” said Salazar. “The capabilities of the Diana Eye are incredible. We can do it all: print quality, color, gloss and special coating effects, foil application, metallized surfaces, windowing verification – many processes that we had to hand inspect before. That’s really what drove me to purchase this machine for our business.”
The heavy demands of the packaging industry, such as new, advanced embellishment techniques and the strict guidelines of the pharmaceutical industry, made the Diana Eye an easy choice, as the machine was actually designed with both industries in mind.
“I’m excited to be able to confidently provide my customers with 100% inspected boxes,” said Salazar. “Our customers can be sure that they are getting what they paid for with the Diana Eye.”
Thanks to the inline ejector, all defective blanks are removed but are not damaged. This means that they can either be resorted by hand, or by the Diana Eye itself – this is important during first time set-ups, when the sensitivity is defined. For repeat jobs, all accuracy settings can be stored.
Final Reason: Heidelberg Backs the Machine
While the Diana Eye is Utah Paperbox Company’s first Heidelberg machine, the company is very familiar with Heidelberg’s dependable, top-notch SystemService that is provided with their purchase. Heidelberg has the largest service coverage in the industry and offers a wide range of technical and performance services to ensure that customers are getting the most from their equipment. The wide network means that close-by technicians are readily available to help customers in need.
“Heidelberg is behind the product, and Heidelberg is servicing the product.” said Salazar. “I believe that will keep the equipment robust for many years. The name ‘Heidelberg’ is what made the decision of purchasing this machine easy.”
About Utah Paperbox Company
Utah Paperbox Company is a folding carton, rigid box and litho lam packaging manufacturer. The company provides customers with high quality packaging solutions in many phases: structural design, printing, converting, warehousing and shipping. All manufacturing is done in Salt Lake City for easy access to the West, Midwest and East in the USA.