FlexoControl manufacturer Sibress looks back on a successful drupa 2024

Sibress, manufacturer of measuring and analysis systems for the quality control of flexographic and packaging printing, achieved encouraging sales of its FlexoControl series measuring devices at drupa 2024 and in the weeks that followed.

The FlexoControl 3D Plus device roused particular interest among drupa attendees. It is the only plate measuring device that simultaneously captures the surface as well as the deeper areas of halftone dots and their base support on the flexo plate, from the side and displays, both views side-by-side on the computer screen. Two cameras capture the surface and flanks (slope) of the printing elements. The side camera captures the entire image area in razor-sharp detail.

Easy to use anywhere, FlexoControl 3D Plus can measure and analyse screens on flexo plates with screen rulings between 30 and 85 l/cm (76–216 lpi). Other functions include the measurement of colour prints, CMYK evaluations, statistics, saving of measurement curves and the automatic creation of measurement protocols with images in PDF format.

New generation of FlexoControl Universal unveiled
At drupa, Sibress showcased the new generation of the successful FlexoControl Universal 2D measuring device for the first time. It is suitable for quality control of halftone areas, individual printing dots, lines and barcodes on press-ready flexo plates, imaged LAMS flexo plates, steel-backed letterpress plates, offset plates and elastomer flexo printing plates.

The updated FlexoControl Universal features new optics and a new high-resolution camera. Thanks to the resolution of the optical system of 181 line pairs per mm according to USAF 1951, even the finest dot surfaces can be captured and analysed very accurately. Flexo Control Universal measures AM screens from 23 l/cm to 85 l/cm (58–216 lpi) as well as FM screens with at least 20 µm dots. In addition, the modernised device now features the uniform, very compact and handy housing design of the entire FlexoControl series.