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illumitronics: Can label inspection

illumitronics introduces the Pro-400 and Pro-500 series label inspection systems, designed to inspect and reject containers having missing, twisted, flapping, or dog-eared labels.
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User fees

The proposed 2005 federal budget submitted to Congress by the Bush administration contains user fees for food processing facilities and for meat and poultry inspection.
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Packaging Technologies and Inspection, LLC: Packaging Technologies and Inspection, LLC: Packaging Technologies and Inspection, LLC: Leak-testing technology

PTI introduces the PTI-225, a low-cost, versatile package inspection system that does not alter or destroy packages. Detects leaks in filled and sealed pouches, cups, trays and bottles.
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Thompson Scale: Intermediate chechweigher

Thompson Scale offers its 4693i Intermediate Checkweigher designed for institutional and packaged food manufacturing, specialty chemical, and corrosive or caustic product industries.
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Lepel Corporation: Cap inspection

Lepel’s new Cap Inspector - Bottle Monitor System is designed as a stand-alone unit or to work in conjunction with the company’s Induction Cap Sealing System.
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AGR Top Wave, LLC: Quality control for preforms

AGR*TopWave has added the Preformer™ Quality Test System to its family of products. With associated handling equipment, the Preformer inspection system functions as a total quality control system for PET preforms at speeds to 22ꯠ inspections/hr.
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Loma Systems: Speedy load cell

Loma Systems offers improved accuracy and speed on its AS checkweigher line through the FIT (Fast Intelligent Transducer) load cell. Specifically designed for dynamic weighing applications due to its high torsion and bending stiffness.
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Compact vision system

The NI CVS-1455 compact vision system from National Instruments is said to deliver nearly twice the processing power and 4 times the storage capacity of the NI CVS-1454 system released in July.
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Confusing meat label claims

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Agricultural Marketing Service are working on labeling rules to clear up some of the confusion about label claims on meat products.
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Cognex Corporation: Intelligent inspection

A new plug-and-play inspection system combines the technology from two machine vision manufacturers, resulting in reduced cost and operator ease of use.
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Sensor software

Cognex introduces the In-Sight Explorer, a software package designed to complement the company's family of In-Sight vision sensors.
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Cognex to host free seminars

Cognex Corp. will host a series of free machine vision seminars called Understanding and Applying Machine Vision Sensors.
American Italian Pasta Co.: Case packing on a pasta packaging line
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American Italian Pasta Co.: Case packing on a pasta packaging line

Finished bags are conveyed through a metal detector from Fortress Technologies and a checkweigher from Heat and Control just before case packing from Fallas Automation. Filled cases are taped shut and date coded on their sides.
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OYSTAR NA: OYSTAR NA: OYSTAR NA: Pouch inspection

PTI offers the Seal-Scan Model 550 with 100% online inspection of pouches at up to 150 pouches/min without water or any contact material. Machine offers a rapid, reliable, and repeatable online inspection method to check seal quality on a variety of pouches and packages that may otherwise leak months later.
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Cognex Corporation: Frame grabber

Cognex offers the MVS-8501 frame grabber for high-speed analog cameras. Machine is designed for the next generation of high-speed analog cameras that use the latest progressive scan CCD sensor technology.

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