OPM has installed the Helios inspection systems from print inspection leader AVT at its manufacturing facility in Leeds.


Designed and developed from years of AVT’s market experience and expertise, Helios is seamlessly integrated into any press / rewinder / finishing equipment to create a designated automatic inspection station for print processes. The user-friendly solution deploys dedicated, advanced algorithms designed to detect any type of defect. Effective for nearly any substrate or application, Helios also features built-in archiving and reporting, including an innovative, PrintFlow module, as well as an efficient in-line monitoring tool that reports on total good material printed.

OPM will adjoin the Helios inspection system to its Nilpeter Asterix flexo printing operation and at the finishing line complete with Martin Automatic Fly and splice automation. Both Helios inspection systems will be linked to AVT’s PrintFlow Manager and PrintFlow Central quality and process control solutions. PrintFlow Manager ensures that data collected from all platforms is presented directly to the PCs of QA managers and key personnel, promoting increased internal production quality and efficiency.

PrintFlow Central enables automatic storage of inspection and job setup data from AVT inspection systems into a single server. The solution allows users to better handle backup of job parameters and inspection data by making this information continuously available for analysis and repeat jobs.