2017/03 ROTOCON Now Representing Erhardt+Leimer in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (March 13, 2017) – ROTOCON, a provider of consulting and service to South Africa label converters in the narrow web industrytoday announced its appointment as the local agent in South Africa for Erhardt+Leimer (E+L) of Germany, a specialist in inspection technology. The partnership began on a swift upwards momentum with two E+L SMARTSCAN systems recently installed at Spec Systems and another four customer orders scheduled for delivery.

Michael Aengenvoort, owner of ROTOCON comments: “The agreement with E+L is a reflection of our commitment to expand services to customers in South Africa by adding new technology that meets real needs in our extensive portfolio. SMARTSCAN complements our new RSCI brand of slitter rewinders, as together, they satisfy the ever-greater demand for cost-effective efficiency, accuracy and quality.

“In addition, the cooperation with E+L makes it possible for us to offer further solutions for the label industry. These include their ELSCAN print monitoring system, web guiding systems and various sensors, to name just a few.”

Primary benefits of SMARTSCAN are accuracy and simplicity of fault inspection combined with ease of use. SMARTSCAN performs at the touch of just one button and training in its operation takes minutes. In addition to a video function with zoom, the system also enables 100% print image inspection, splice detection and detection of missing labels and unremoved matrix. As the camera unit is housed in a compact enclosure, SMARTSCAN can be easily retrofitted to existing printing and finishing machines.

Proven efficiency at Spec Systems

Two E+L SMARTSCAN systems were recently installed at Spec Systems, on their new RCSI 330 ROTOCON slitter rewinder machines. Jacques van Jaarsveld, Spec Systems' Johannesburg operations manager comments: “The RSCI 330 machine is so simple to operate that it was installed on a Wednesday and fully operational by Thursday, running at a speed of about 200m/min. In addition, the E+L SMARTSCAN inspection feature requires minimal machine operator training because of its ease of use and one-touch set-up compared to around five steps for competitive machines.”

Spec Systems www.specsystems.co.za brings more than 32 years' experience in providing label, barcode, RFID and identity card printing products and solutions throughout South Africa, with operations in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

E+L joins other prestigiousagenciesin the ROTOCONsuite, including AVT, ROTOCONTROL, MPS, Matho, Screen, Pantec GS Systemsand Wink.       

About Erhardt+Leimer

Erhardt+Leimer www.erhardt-leimer.com is a specialist for system solutions and automation technology on running webs and belts. The company ranks among the worldwide leading suppliers of control, guiding, and inspection systems for the textile, paper, corrugating, film, tire, rubber, non-woven, and printing industries. Their broad product range comprises of customized solutions for web control, web guiding and spreading, web tension measurement and control, cutting technology, measuring and inspection technology as well as print image monitoring.

Photo Caption: Pictured at Spec Systems' Johannesburg factory with one of the two recently installed ROTOCON RSCI 330 slitter inspection rewinders are Patrick Aengenvoort (ROTOCON), Jacques van Jaarsveld (Spec Systems), Michael Aengenvoort (ROTOCON), Désirée Lecca and Alexander Thomalla (E+L), and Pascal Aengenvoort (ROTOCON).

Photo courtesy of PACKAGiNG & Print Media www.packagingmag.co.za