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Vision/Inspection

The APC910 controller on this CLS Series inspection system can take data from 32 inspection stations with no need for a handshake among PLCs to aggregate the data.
OEM Application Note
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New controls package includes Intel’s latest processor

When data from as many as 32 machine vision inspection stations can all flow directly into a single controller, users get much clearer analytics.
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Machine vision software
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Machine vision software

Autovision 2.0 from Microscan has a feature called Microscan Link that permits communication internally as well as externally through Ethernet IP.
Machine Product Brief
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Eriez Magnetics: X-ray inspection system

Eriez’ E-Z Tec XR-Pack X-Ray Inspection System effectively inspects for foreign objects (metal, glass, stone, bone and some plastics), count, seal integrity, weight, shape, item position, and presence/absence of items.
Top loading machine places blisters online.
Feature Article
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Hoffmann-La Roche AG's line automates personalized kit packaging

Seven sub-machines package clinical trial patient kits with efficiency and inspection security, minimizing labor costs.
Machine Product Brief
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MOCON, Inc: Oxygen test system

Three new accessories for Mocon’s OpTech oxygen test system for food and pharmaceutical applications are now available: a portability kit; a needle attachment with fluorescing sensor material applied to its tip; and the new ImPULSE sensor that works with opaque materials as well as with retort applications.
Sun-Pac metal detector
Machine Case Study
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Versatile metal detector shines at Sun-Pac

Machine is moveable between eight different packaging lines for this contract packager of vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements.
Wash-off labels for glass and PET bottles
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Wash-off labels for glass and PET bottles

Avery Dennison spokesperson Robin Bell demonstrates Fasson® Wash-off labels, suitable for both glass and PET bottles, providing label converters with a replacement for wet-glue product. Suitable for body and/or neck labeling of light and dark containers, as well as bottled water in glass and large containers in recyclable PET bottles.
See a 'hot' Tabasco vision system in action
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See a 'hot' Tabasco vision system in action

See how Acquire Automation's custom vision systems shoots and processes multiple label views into one.
Full array of 1D/2D readers, vision systems
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Full array of 1D/2D readers, vision systems

PACK EXPO 2012: Through its acquisition of Siemens’ machine vision systems business, Microscan has added to its 1D and 2D bar-code reading capabilities the ability to verify the integrity of labels and packages with machine vision systems.
Machine Product Brief
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Agr International, Inc: Vision inspection for rigid containers

The Pilot Vision system from Agr International is an all-new vision-based inspection system that mounts inside the blowmolder to provide detection of random occurring defects during the production of PET bottles.
Machine Product Brief
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Eriez Magnetics: Grates remove ferrous contamination in hoppers, chutes

Available in three magnet strengths, Eriez’ economical ProGrade square, rectangular and round grates remove ferrous contamination in hoppers, chutes, floor openings and other areas where free flowing materials are present.
CartonTracker roll-in unit with precision inspection for serialization
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CartonTracker roll-in unit with precision inspection for serialization

PACK EXPO 2012: The Optel Vision CartonTracker™ features a carton handling at speeds to 250 products/min, as well as print and verification stations.
Machine Product Brief
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: X-ray inspection system detects metal, stone, glass and more

Using unique low-energy x-ray technology, Mettler Toledo Safeline's Certus XR x-ray inspection system provides effective, efficient, cost-effective production line x-ray inspection of small packaged products.
Column/Opinion
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Drop what you're doing

There’s more to drop testing than the use of gravity.
Volkmann Conweigh
Machine Product Brief
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Weighing system

Volkmann introduces Conweigh accurately weighs product in transfer to improve production.
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