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Q&A: The man with X-ray vision

Wayne Knigge is a consultant who retired in June 2001 after 36 years as senior staff engineer with General Mills. He spent the last 20 years on quality/productivity improvements in packaging, the last three focusing on X-ray inspection.
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Lock Inspection Systems: Triple-frequency metal detector

Lock Inspection Systems (Fitchburg, MA) will use Pack Expo for the U.S. launch of its MET30+ 3f triple-frequency metal detector. It operates at three crystal frequencies: high, medium, and low.
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High-pressure washdown metal detector

Thermo Electron’s Goring Kerr (Markham, Ontario, Canada) introduces what it claims is the world’s very first food and beverage metal detection system that is impervious to high-pressure washdown.
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Lock Inspection Systems: Triple-frequency metal detector

Lock Inspection Systems (Fitchburg, MA) offers the MET 30+3ƒ triple-frequency metal detector. Machine operates at 3 crystal frequencies: high, medium, and low.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detectors

Powerphase metal detectors from Safeline (Tampa, FL) provide enhanced sensitivity to metal, especially stainless steel. Built-in security restricts access to various levels of the program.
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Eriez Magnetics: Checkweigher and metal detector

Eriez (Erie, PA) expanded its line of E-Z Tec® metal detectors to include detector/in-motion checkweigher system. Systems provide an accurate method for production line quality control in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
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Achievements

–Miller Brewing Co. has awarded Douglas Machine (Alexandria, MN) the “Partners in Excellence” award for 2001. Employees from both firms posed for this photo.
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Metal detector

Eriez (Erie, PA) offers the user-friendly E-Z Tec® DSP metal detector with an electronic design that combines a 4”x5” touchscreen interface with advanced digital signal processing to provide detailed analysis and reporting.
At Thorntons, the X-ray inspection system checks lidded boxes for contaminants and, through a software upgrade, chocolates that
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X-ray vision checks inside chocolates boxes

Thorntons in the U.K. uses X-ray scanning equipment to inspect foil-wrapped and boxed chocolates. Software upgrade detects missing chocolates.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Metal detector

Thermo Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL) introduces the DSP 3 metal detector specially equipped for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Features include the patented AuditCheck automatic performance verification system, which ensures that the performance of the metal detector is constantly measured and abnormalities are immediately reported.

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