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The New Role of Product Inspection Technology

May 12, 2022

Contract Packers Count on Technology for Product Safety and Packaging Flexibility By Niall McRory, a Global Key Account Manager in the Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Division The growth in e-Commerce has directly affected packaging formats and supply chain models, and contract packers have had to respond to that. The requirement for smaller, more lightweight but durable…

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Mettler Toledo to Demonstrate New Product Inspection Systems at Interphex 2022

May 9, 2022

Mettler Toledo Product Inspection will demonstrate a variety of inspection systems for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in booth #2361 at Interphex, being held at Javits Center in New York City, May 24 – 26, 2022. The company will showcase its new X34C x-ray inspection system for pharmaceutical blister packs and pouches, which features a…

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The New Role of Product Inspection Technology

April 29, 2022

Contract Packers Count on Technology for Product Safety and Packaging Flexibility By Niall McRory, a Global Key Account Manager of the Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Division The growth in e-Commerce has directly affected packaging formats and supply chain models, and contract packers have had to respond to that. The requirement for smaller, more lightweight but durable…

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KUKA Showcases Complete, End-to-End Automation Solutions and Advanced Vision Capabilities at Automate 2022

April 21, 2022

At Automate 2022, attendees will have the opportunity to experience how complete, end-to-end automation solutions from KUKA Robotics can help them exceed their production goals. Automate 2022 will be June 6 to 9 at Huntington Place in Detroit, MI – near the company’s North American headquarters. At booth #1823, KUKA will spotlight multiple live demonstrations…

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Cognex In-Sight 2800 Combines Deep Learning and Traditional Vision

April 5, 2022

Cognex Corporation, a leader in industrial machine vision, has released the In-Sight 2800 series vision system. In-Sight 2800 puts the power of a full-featured vision system into an easy-to-use package that gets applications running in minutes, and no programming experience is required. In-Sight’s EasyBuilder interface guides users through the application development process step-by-step, making it…

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Varcode Partners with General Data on Cold Chain Wireless Time and Temperature Monitoring System

March 23, 2022

Varcode, a developer of affordable digital collection, recording, tracing, and reporting for supply chain compliance and logistics monitoring has finalized a new strategic partnership with Cincinnati, Ohio-based General Data Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer and provider of labeling, packaging, barcode identification, data management and equipment service products and solutions. This system delivers valuable information for…

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Antares Vision Group Acquires Supply Chain Visibility Company ACSIS

March 9, 2022

Antares Vision Group (AVG), a leading global provider of hardware and software track and trace solutions and one of the major players in inspection systems and smart data management, today announced that it had acquired ACSIS Inc. through its fully controlled company rfxcel for an enterprise value of $12 million. Founded in 1996, ACSIS has…

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Five Key Steps to Increase Food Product Safety

March 7, 2022

Robust testing practices for foreign body detection require validation, verification and routine performance monitoring By Robert Rogers, Senior Advisor of Food Safety and Regulation of Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection If food contaminated with foreign bodies reaches retailers or consumers, the direct and indirect costs for food manufacturers are immense: high recall costs, a damaged brand image…

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WIPOTEC-OCS to Debut New All-in-One Unit with Metal Detection, Checkweighing and Vision

January 24, 2022

WIPOTEC-OCS will introduce its new All-in-One Inspection Unit at the International Production & Processing Expo, January 25-27 in Atlanta, at Booth C12101. The groundbreaking multi-function unit combines two prime quality assurance functionalities – X-ray foreign objects detection and precision checkweighing – with an enhanced vision system capable of verifying label placement, barcode legitimacy, film detection and…

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METTLER TOLEDO to Introduce a New Inspection Solution at IPPE 2022

November 23, 2021

METTLER TOLEDO Product Inspection will demonstrate a variety of inspection systems for the meat and poultry industries in booth #C12831 at the International Poultry and Processing Expo, being held at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, January 25 – 27, 2022. The company will showcase two x-ray inspection systems, including the introduction of a new…

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Glass Foreign Bodies in Glass Packaging

November 23, 2021

X-ray Inspection for Comprehensive Glass-in-Glass Detection Whether it be food, pharmaceutical, or cosmetic products, the detection of glass-in-glass contaminations, i.e., glass foreign bodies in glass packaging, is still one of the supreme disciplines in product inspection. What can X-ray inspection systems do today to detect glass-in-glass contaminations – and what must be considered? With food…

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Position Imaging Introduces iPickup RooM, an Entry-Level Package Management System For Multi-Family Properties

October 20, 2021

Position Imaging, Inc, a pioneer in package logistics and asset tracking, announced the availability of its new iPickup RooM. As a member of the iPickup solutions family, this latest package management solution is an entry-level system that provides the same secure resident access and pickup convenience features as its computer vision predecessor, the Smart Package Room. This new…

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Muller Technology Develops Industry’s First Hybrid Pail with 75 Percent Less Plastic

October 12, 2021

Muller Technology, a leading global supplier of molds and automation solutions for thin-wall packaging, has collaborated with a leading European packaging manufacturer to develop the industry’s first hybrid pail which significantly reduces plastics use and delivers strong barrier properties and a more sustainable and environmentally-sound packaging option. The 1.2-L Skel-Pac system – targeted for food and…

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Intelligent Inspection: Mettler-Toledo’s New M30 R-Series GC Metal Detection Systems Deliver Advanced Contaminant Detection

October 11, 2021

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection launches a next-generation series of metal detection systems that deliver a fresh dimension to the food inspection market: smart, digital inspection designed specifically for small and medium-size manufacturers and/or co-packers. The modular design of the fully integrated system can be adapted over time in line with evolving compliance and productivity needs. This…

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Today’s Checkweighers’ Expanded Capabilities Are Making Them Essential Productivity Tools

October 11, 2021

Modern checkweighers have evolved far beyond being simply weighing devices to also being interactive productivity control devices able to monitor their own and other systems’ performance. By Keri Klein, Checkweighing Product Manager at Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Many years ago, product inspections were carried out by employees who viewed packaged products as they passed by on…

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Why Use a CT Scanner for an Industrial Job?

August 26, 2021

By Dean Solberg, Co-Founder, Exact Metrology The ability to “see through” a solid object was once thought to be a tool of the future, or a power belonging to Superman–but the technology is here today, and more widespread and accessible than you may have thought. Until recently, the technology of CT imaging was only available…

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Efficient Packaging Automation Rounds Off IML Processes

August 6, 2021

To make the entire process of packaging production for containers and buckets as efficient as possible, further automation steps are necessary in addition to the plastic injection molding process and in-mold labeling (IML), especially for the transport and cartoning of the manufactured buckets, cups and other containers. For this reason, Beck Automation offers customer-specific solutions…

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An Inside Look at CT Scanning

July 22, 2021

Josh Schradin, one of the 3D Scanning specialists at Exact Metrology’s Cincinnati facility, recently completed a CT Scanning project involving aluminum castings measuring approximately 12 inches x 6 inches x 6 inches and weighing 10 to 15 pounds. The company’s new Metrology Grade GE v|tome|x 300 CT Scanner, with Nanofocus Tube (180kV/15 W) and Microfocus…

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Exact Metrology Performs Bulk Plastic Cap Inspection

June 9, 2021

Exact Metrology, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, performed a recent inspection on molded caps to showcase the power and capability of multi-part inspections at its Brookfield, Wisconsin office. Computed tomography (CT) scanning is an x-ray methodology yielding 3D results by placing an object on a rotational stage between an x-ray…

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New Problem Solver Sensor for Smart Object Detection

June 2, 2021

SICK is launching its latest generation of miniature photoelectric sensors, the W4F. A new ASIC platform delivers numerous performance advantages to this product family. The W4F can also provide distance information, such as the height of objects and, as a result, identify process errors. The Blue Pilot operating concept combined with the innovative monitoring options…

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