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Luceo: Vision inspection for food packers

Using advanced technology for high throughput image processing, ThermoSecure vision inspection machines from Luceo Inspection Worldwide provide contaminant protection and regulation compliance for food manufactured in trays or plastic packages.
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"If it floats, X-rays can't detect it," Mettler Toledo's Rogers said at Pack Expo.
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What you should know before choosing between metal and X-ray inspection

Before choosing which technology—or both—to deploy, know your process, your risks and how you'll handle rejects and reworks, a Mettler-Toledo exec explains.
The latest CW3 SlimLine combination Checkweighing and Metal Detecting system from Loma Systems.
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Loma: Combination checkweighing and metal detecting system

The latest CW3 SlimLine combination Checkweighing and Metal Detecting system from Loma Systems combines state-of-the-art inspection performance with a remarkable 50% packing line space-saving from the metal detector head.
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Mettler Toledo: Rigid plastic container inspection system

Rigid plastic container inspection (RPC) system is a precision system for the inspection of newly-manufactured plastic bottles and containers.
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Metal detection, X-ray, and checkweigh trends

These systems are getting more advanced and useful all the time. Here’s a quick rundown on where the technology stands today:
Scanning system reduces changeovers from 26-plus minutes to 70 seconds
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Scanning system reduces changeovers from 26-plus minutes to 70 seconds

Watch this demonstration by Sick, Inc., maker of sensors, bar code scanners and related equipment, to see how its RapCo closed-loop system automates manual changeovers from one size box or carton to another, reducing changeover time from 26 minutes or more to 70 seconds.
Metal detection and X-ray technology
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Metal detection and X-ray technology

Metal detection and X-ray technology from Sartorius includes units that feature four search heads that work off one HMI; and X-ray machines with no horizontal surfaces for easier cleaning and no possibility of contamination.
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Sepha: Multi-bottle leak & seal tester

Sepha Ltd. introduces the world’s first tool-less, non-destructive, multi-bottle integrity tester for induction-sealed pharmaceutical bottles.
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Pharma Technology: Capsule polisher/deduster
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Pharma Technology: Capsule polisher/deduster

Two machines to be displayed with metal detection systems at Supply Side West show in Las Vegas.
Affordable, adaptable vision inspection system
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Affordable, adaptable vision inspection system

The new V6300 vision inspection system from Mettler Toledo CI-Vision, said to be the most affordable and adaptable system yet, can integrate up to five cameras and 10 lights to inspect for ID/OD, ovality, gross formation defects, label positioning, label quality, closure application, fill level, 1D and 2D barcodes, graphical presence and quality, and the presence and verification of alphanumeric codes.
Dyzle BV: Cold chain monitoring technology platform
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Dyzle BV: Cold chain monitoring technology platform

Supports validated environment for GDP-compliant automated temperature monitoring in the pharmaceutical industry.
Vision hardware and software targets packaging and processing
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Vision hardware and software targets packaging and processing

Iris GT smart camera from Matrox, in an application designed by integrator Inventek Engineering, combines with Matrox' Design Assistant (DA) 3.0 smart camera software to inspect bottles presented by a robot. The Iris GT smart camera line lets users easily create their application's flowchart and HMI, and take projects from concept to completion in record time.
Left to right: Mark Lovell, Shire Pharmaceuticals; Bill Rambo, Panther Life Science Logistics; Arminda O. Montero, AbbVie Inc.; and Jack Rubarth, Gemalto Inc.
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Real-time monitoring in the cold chain

While a number of new tools exist that provide real-time monitoring of the cold chain, how much data is too much? And, what can be done when excursions are identified?
HD X-Ray inspection system features updated software
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HD X-Ray inspection system features updated software

Anritsu's X-Ray inspection systems can detect glass, stones, rubber, bones, stainless steel, wire and other dense contaminants automatically. Recently updated software now provides the ability to find product crimped in the seal, and the ability to analyze fat to lean ratios in a pipeline format.
X-ray technology handles complex product densities
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X-ray technology handles complex product densities

New MDX (Material Discrimination X-ray) dual-energy X-ray technology from Eagle Product Inspection detects and removes contaminants in mid-size, packaged products having complex densities.

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