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QUALITY ASSURANCE. A Signature Touch metal detector from Mettler-Toledo Safeline helps ensure the quality of Gematria’s nutritional supplements and antioxidant formulas.
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Metal detector ensures top quality for Gematria’s nutritional supplements

Machine virtually eliminates potential contamination from getting into any of the company’s bottles, before they’re shipped out the door.
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Cool Chain attendees view the ambient storage area in Luxair Cargo’s new Pharma & Healthcare Hub. The facility can accommodate 1,270 Euro pallets of 15°C to 25°C product.
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Live from Cool Chain Europe: Pharma freight requires specialized cargo center

A new Pharma & Healthcare Hub at Luxembourg’s Findel airport is on track to handle 30,000 tons of ambient and cold-chain temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products in 2014.
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MOCON: Oxygen transmission rate test instrument

The OX-TRAN Model 2/21 10x oxygen transmission rate test instrument from Mocon accurately and repeatably measures films or packages at precise temperature and relative humidity conditions to 5x10-4 cc/(m2 x day), ten times lower than previous levels.
VARIETY PACKS. George J. Howe Company distributes its candy, coffee, and nut products in a range of packaging structures and sizes.
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Metal detection upgrade enhances HACCP program

Detection system delivers contaminant prevention for a variety of products and flexible packages with high confidence and consistency.
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Loma: X-ray inspection system

Designed to provide product integrity, ease of cleaning, and reduced maintenance in food packaging lines, Loma’s X⁵ x-ray redesigned inspection system also delivers maximum uptime in round-the-clock manufacturing sites while identifying and rejecting the smallest contaminants at line speeds of up to 394 ft./min.
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Thermo Scientific: X-Ray system inspects large food packages

Using a larger aperture, the Xpert C600 X-ray system from Thermo Scientific is designed specifically for detecting metal, glass, dense plastics, and other foreign objects in large food packaging.
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OxySense: Oxygen permeation expansion

OxyPerm Permeation/OTR System introduces BottlePerm Fixture, providing the same capabilities for bottles and cups as for flat films.
TWO POUCHES. Two unoriented pouches are picked up by an AFA Delta 3 robot, which then places them into a loading funnel.
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Robotic cartoning adds efficiency, subtracts labor costs

Robotic cartoning replaces manual operations, alleviating labor shortages, costs, and increasing line efficiency for contract manufacturer Pharmalab Inc.
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Toshiba: Ultra-compact HD video camera

The IK-HR3H ultra-compact HD video camera from Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (ISD) is a feature-rich, 1-chip CMOS, 2.1 megapixel video camera that provides optimal color accuracy and advanced noise reduction technology via a1/3-in., 1080p high definition sensor.
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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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