Nyquist Systems and BST eltromat celebrate the 1000th TubeScan system

Nyquist Systems and BST eltromat sell the 1000th print inspection system at All4Pack in Paris


Bielefeld/Landsberg am Lech, December 14, 2018 – BST eltromat International, a leading manufacturer of quality assurance systems for web-processing industries, and cooperation partner Nyquist Systems, manufacturer of the TubeScan portfolio for 100% inspection and web monitoring for the narrow web market, had good reason to celebrate: in November, Nyquist Systems produced the 1000th TubeScan in Landsberg am Lech. The company celebrated this anniversary on November 23 together with employees of BST eltromat and other guests, including Landsberg’s mayor, Matthias Neuner. As well as a tour of the company and various product demonstrations, the program also included a selection of presentations. In one example, the presentation “A start-up meets a medium-sized company – a success story” by Harald Rackel, CEO of elexis AG, explored the shared history of Nyquist and BST eltromat. The celebration was rounded off with a joint dinner at Igling Castle.

We are very proud to have now placed over 1000 TubeScan systems on the global market.” That was the comment of Dr. Stephan Krebs, founder of Nyquist Systems, about the sale of the anniversary system.“The cooperation between Nyquist Systems and BST eltromat has shown itself to be extremely fruitful, as the product range of our two companies for 100% inspection and web monitoring complement each other ideally. Together, we cover practically all demands of the global market in these areas of quality assurance,” as Martin Betting, Director Business Development at BST eltromat, summarizes the partnership’s success.

The 1000th system to be manufactured is a TubeScan Digital Strobe 4k. This innovative system celebrated its world premiere at this year’s All4Pack exhibition in Paris, and was sold to the Paris-based company Smag Graphique. The manufacturer and reseller of printing and processing machines for self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging has long put its trust in the TubeScan portfolio and has installed over 60 of these systems in its machines.

The new TubeScan Digital Strobe 4k is equipped with an innovative German-made 9-megapixel camera technology. It is the world’s first 100% inspection system on a hybrid basis with a 4k resolution to generate 100% image reproduction. The TubeScan Digital Strobe 4k, which has offered the 4k resolution usual to line scan cameras for many years, now satisfies the requirements of high-quality printing and surface inspection in narrow web printing.


From January 2019, the 4k camera will be available as an option for the entire TubeScan portfolio. The camera will allow the portfolio to produce a resolution of 83 µm and/or 100 µm for label printing with bandwidths of 330 mm to 430 mm. For special applications, the new technology will allow resolutions of up to 55 µm. The celebration offered guests the opportunity to see the innovative system in operation