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Mocon: Organism test improves food safety

An “indicator organism” testing capability, which simultaneously tests for enterobacteriaceae and total coliform counts using an oxygen depletion sensor and automated reader, has been added to Mocon’s GreenLight microbial detection platform, which already provided total count testing capability.
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ABB Robotics: Vision-guided technology

Using 2D vision guidance, ABB Robotics’ Integrated Vision smart camera system allows manufacturers to: track products more accurately, improve supply chain management, improve quality, troubleshoot challenging lines and processes, and significantly expand their use of robotic automation.
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Best practices in specifying vision systems

The following practices are for specifying machine inspection or automated identification systems:
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Thermo Fisher Scientific: X-ray system for tall packages

Designed for high-speed can, bottle, carton, and pouch lines of up to 500 packages/min., the Xpert S400 horizontal beam X-ray system from Thermo Fisher Scientific detects metal, glass, dense plastics, and other foreign objects in tall-profile, vertically-oriented containers.
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Best practices in specifying inspection systems

The following practices are recommended to those specifying inspection equipment:
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Eriez: Metal detector

Eriez® launches the Xtreme®Metal Detector, which surpasses previous units and competitive models alike with enhanced features, improved sensitivity, intuitive operation and exceptional reliability.
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Machine Product Brief
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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.
"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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Machine Product Brief
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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.

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