E+L completes product range for print image monitoring

OMS3 as New Member of the ELSCAN Family

Erhardt+Leimer has introduced a new video system to the market. The ELSCAN OMS3 is intended as an entry model to supplement the ELSCAN range, consisting previously of the OMS4 standard system and the OMS6 high-end system. ELSCAN systems are used for narrow and wide web applications with operating widths of 180 to 3,250 mm mainly in the printing, label printing and corrugated board industry.

OMS3 is a compact system with an intelligent camera, which only contains the main functions and, in this way, enables a very inexpensive introduction to web monitoring. The two 5-megapixel cameras offer a field of view of 100 x 75 mm. The computer is integrated in the camera unit, which means only the cables for the mouse, monitor, synchronization and power supply have to be connected to the camera crossbeam when installing the system. The images can optionally be displayed on a touch monitor. The camera unit is mounted on a cantilever crossbeam and can be positioned either manually or by means of a motor. The maximum operating width is 580 mm, the maximum web speed is 400 m/min. The system also features a remote maintenance option. "The field tests are running successfully worldwide. We exhibited the new OMS3 at the Label Expo in India already last year in December, and also at the end of March at the Flexo&Labels in Brazil. We had a very positive response from the OEMs as well as from the end customers. It is now available", explains E+L product manager Alexander Thomalla. "The two functions autoscan, which means automatic scanning in X and Y direction, and position gallery, in which up to 5 image positions can be saved, are completely sufficient for many customers. OMS4 or OMS6 is the right choice if additional functions or a larger field of view are desired."

OMS4 completely overhauled
ELSCAN was introduced to the market in 2002 and has been sold 5000 times worldwide so far, initially as ELSCAN mikro and then as ELSCAN OMS2. This video system is now being sold under the name OMS4.6. It has recently been completely overhauled and is now available in the fifth generation. New features include multitouch operation, the user interface design with fewer keys and a configurable toolbar as well as the new UHD camera with a field of view of 24 x 18 mm to 9 x 7 mm (3.5 µm pixel resolution) for applications such as printed electronics or digital printing applications in which maximum precision is required. Soon remote maintenance of the system will also be possible.

OMS6 for the highest demands
For very high demands on the image quality, E+L offers the ELSCAN variant OMS6, which features a large field of view of 234 x 124 mm and an LED flash and can be optionally equipped with a lacquer flash, UV flash and different rear flashes. The camera navigation is of high precision and extremely dynamic.

Patented dualView technology
All ELSCAN web monitoring systems use the dualView technology patented by E+L, i.e. two cameras with fixed focal lengths, which are combined in a shared housing. One camera shows a large repeat area (wide-angle lens), while the other camera shows the smallest details (telephoto lens).
The section of the image from the telephoto camera is in the center of the wide angle camera. During digital zooming, the camera switches imperceptibly between the two cameras to enable the print image to be displayed with a multiple of the print resolution. This special technology allows high-resolution images of different repeat sections to be displayed without a time delay.

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