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Justifying an automated vision inspection investment

It's getting harder to justify manual inspection as new-tech systems such as multi-camera 'stitching' Cognex systems enter the market—especially for cylindrical containers, according to Jeremy Opperman of Clarke Engineering.
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Machine Product Brief
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Optel Vision: Optel Vision: 360° vision inspection system

The TabletProof 360˚vision inspection system from Optel Vision and Aylward offers pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging companies a simultaneous 360° inspection of each and every pill, tablet, or gel capsule with a speed up to 2000 products/min.
BlisterScan
Machine Product Brief
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Sepha Ltd: Pack inspection and deblistering technology for pharma

Sepha Ltd. launch equipment for the non-destructive leak detection of blister packs, BlisterScan and Press Out Universal for de-blistering of product from child resistant packs.
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Vision system easily integrated into control system
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Vision system easily integrated into control system

The B&R/Cognex vision system lets you directly integrate the Cognex 7000 camera with the B&R control platform. High-performance scan time is a key benefit.
Machine Product Brief
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FasTest Inc: Connectors simplify testing

Providing the same leak-tight connections as the NuJaws JNL0 and JNL1 connectors (Jaws internal grip and seal lever action) for charging, evacuating and leak testing, FasTest's NuJaws JNL2 Series offers sizes ranging from 1.000- to 1.625-in.
Machine Product Brief
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Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: X-ray inspection system for mid-sized to larger products

Eagle Product Inspection’s Pack 400 HC x-ray inspection system can help food manufacturers in the packaged meat, poultry and dairy industries increase operational and energy efficiencies of their production lines, while meeting the strictest hygiene and food safety requirements.
Vision system auto-focus saves set-up, changeover time
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Vision system auto-focus saves set-up, changeover time

A demo of the In-Sight 7000 vision system at the Cognex booth demonstrates how the company's new Autofocus mechanism allows for automatic adjustment of focal lengths for packages of varying heights without the need for manual adjustment of the camera.
X-ray accommodates lightweight, open-container products
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X-ray accommodates lightweight, open-container products

The new Thermo Fisher Scientific EZx Touchless x-ray system uses specially designed machine angles and a feeding ramp rather than radiation curtains to allow open or lightweight packages to easily and cleanly enter and exit the machine.
X-ray, metal detector, or checkweigher? Heat and Control has the best inspection systems for your products!
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X-ray, metal detector, or checkweigher? Heat and Control has the best inspection systems for your products!

One call to Heat and Control delivers the latest inspection machinery for detecting metal, foreign objects, product and package defects, and accurate product weight or count. Visit our demonstration centers in California and Pennsylvania to test your products on CEIA metal detectors, Ishida checkweighers, and Ishida X-ray inspection systems. We also support you with engineering, parts, service, and training…from start to future!
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Qipack_leak_detection
Machine Product Brief
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100% in-line leak detection

Qipack introduces a system for the in-line checking of the seal seam of flexible packaging and the seal of thermoformed trays.
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Machine Product Brief
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MOCON, Inc: Bacterial measurement for dairy products

MOCON’s new GreenLight oxygen-depleting technology for measuring aerobic bacterial levels can provide results for raw milk between 30 minutes and five hours, compared to 48- to 72-hours required by the traditional, agar-based, standard plate count method.
Machine Product Brief
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Mettler Toledo, Inc: Weigh modules

Suitable for checking the completeness of parts, kits, or modules as well as quality of surfaces where material is added or subtracted, the new high-resolution weigh modules from Mettler Toledo provide fast and simple solutions for 100% In-Process-Control, according to the company.
Machine Product Brief
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Uson: Seal and leak testing

Uson’s Optima vT Leak and Flow Tester uses built-in mathematical tools that could improve yields and quality for packagers seeking improvements and/or faster leak test cycle times while maintaining Gage R&R.
Machine Product Brief
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Sartorius Industrial Weighing: Metal detector

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #2955! The Vistus metal detector from Sartorius Industrial Weighing uses a wide ranging frequency spectrum coupled with high-quality components to provide a flexible safe guard from a wide variety of contaminants.
End-of-arm pouch-picking tools use fingers covered in hardened rubber to grab a pouch and lift it into a case.
Machine Case Study
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Sweet robots handle pouched sweets

From automatic case erecting to robotic case packing and robotic palletizing, the new end-of-line automation at this Ontario food manufacturer is a quantum leap forward.

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