A B Graphics (ABG) has launched Vectra AutoSet, the latest addition to its Vectra family of turret rewinders that includes the Vectra ECTR and HDTR models. The launch marks a milestone of 30 years of Vectra production and the installation of over 2500 units worldwide.

Initially demonstrated at Labelexpo 2023, the Vectra AutoSet has a cutting mechanism that enables fully automated set up that integrates the latest in label applicator technology. The design of the Vectra AutoSet ensures easy mechanical integration with ABG’s Digicon Series 3 and Converter, as well as third-party presses, providing flexibility for different operational needs. It is available with or without a glue option, catering to a wide range of industry requirements.

The optional inclusion of the fleyeVision camera system and ABG Connect software, is said to offer complete 100% inspection with full automation and connection to an MIS system, all within a non-stop process. The integration forms a key component of the ABG automation infrastructure, enhancing productivity and reducing the need for extensive operator skill and time.

ABG said the Vectra AutoSet boasts advanced SKU label printing capabilities and introduces a new glue application method. This method utilises heat exchange technology to extend the open time of the glue, offering greater control and the option to switch between a spiral and glue stripe for narrow cores.

Mark Norman, technical director at ABG, said, ‘The Vectra range has been instrumental in driving efficiency for our customers for many years. This new model not only consolidates Vectra’s position as the premier turret rewinder in the market, but also future-proofs it with a host of new features and enhanced functionality. The Vectra AutoSet is a testament to our commitment to advancing our customers’ businesses.’