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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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Fanuc Expands Line of High-Performance Scara Robots

May 26, 2021

America, the leading supplier of CNCs, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs has expanded its line of high-performance SCARA ROBOTS, offering more reach and payload options to companies with assembly, packaging, pick and place, and inspection processes. FANUC’s family of 4-axis SCARA robots has grown to include the SR-3iA, SR-6iA, SR-12iA, and new SR-20iA models with 3 kilograms,…

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Mettler-Toledo and EVRYTHNG Strategically Partner to Further the Digitalization of Global Food Safety

May 20, 2021

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection announces a new, industry-leading strategic partnership with product cloud platform architect and provider EVRYTHNG. The partnership provides food manufacturers and brand owners with an end-to-end technology solution to join up its product data at every point in the value chain, for visibility, validation and real-time intelligence. Having full visibility of all product…

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METTLER TOLEDO X33 Series X-Ray Inspection Systems Use High-Sensitivity Detectors to Reduce Power Requirements and Costs

May 15, 2021

METTLER TOLEDO Safeline X33 series X-ray systems combine a single vertical X-ray beam with new high-sensitivity detector technology that allows inspections to take place using a low power (20W) X-ray generator. This reduces the system’s energy requirements and costs, and eliminates the need for cooling, resulting in more compact cabinet size. Improved user experience, sustainability…

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Questions to Consider When Evaluating a New Vision Inspection Program

May 5, 2021

By Miles Kroner, Business Manager, Vision Inspection & Serialization at Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection In recent years, as ensuring food safety has grown in importance as a priority among consumers and regulators, food manufacturers and processors have been asked to conduct more inspections of their products and their packaging. As a result of this increased emphasis,…

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At PACK EXPO Las Vegas, WIPOTEC-OCS to Introduce Quality Control System Combining Precision Checkweighing with Dual Camera Inspection

April 27, 2021

WIPOTEC-OCS, a leading manufacturer and supplier of precision in-motion weighing and X-Ray scanning equipment, has introduced a quality control solution combining its sophisticated checkweighing technology with premium visual inspection. Providing two critical functions in one compact frame, the company’s HC-A-V Checkweigher is applicable for a broad array of consumer packaged goods, including food & beverage…

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More Safety in Harsh Environments

April 19, 2021

Leuze, a high-tech company and pioneer in the field of optical sensors, announced it has added to its product range. The LBK safety radar system is a new, innovative sensor system that implements 3D safety technology. The manufacturer of the new 3D safety system is the Italy based company Inxpect S.p.A. The LBK safeguards danger…

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Mettler-Toledo’s Latest ProdX Software Ushers in Industry 4.0 Capabilities

March 1, 2021

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection is giving food manufacturers critical assistance as they gear up for the food industry’s fast-approaching digital transformation, with the release of a new, significantly updated version of its ProdX product inspection management software. Based on Industry 4.0 principles of secure machine-to-machine communication, and in preparation for connectivity to the latest data-protective Blockchain…

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Understanding the Fundamentals of Line Scan Cameras

February 18, 2021

By Dr. Klaus Riemer, Product Manager, Chromasens GmbH Compared to manual inspection, machine vision systems deploying area-scan cameras offer improved accuracy and far higher consistency, plus they work non-stop without suffering fatigue or requiring a paycheck. For all their advantages, however, there are limitations to area-scan cameras in more challenging machine vision tasks. For example,…

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METTLER TOLEDO’s CV3570 Combichecker Inspection System Provides Vision Label Inspection and Checkweighing in One Solution

January 29, 2021

Pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic, household chemical producers and contract packagers with limited factory floor space can now benefit from product label inspection and checkweighing at high throughputs using the new METTLER TOLEDO CV3570 combination inspection system. The system offers accurate weight measurement and high-performance label inspection in one compact machine. This system reportedly helps manufacturers and…

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The Evolution of Glass Packaging and Inspection

January 8, 2021

By Eleonora Bordini, Marposs International Industry Manager, Glass Packaging Glass is one of the oldest materials dating back to 3500 BC. Egyptians manufactured the first hollow glass container in 1500 BC, and the invention of the blowpipe in the first century BC was considered a technological revolution. The true revolution, however, was the automatic bottle…

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Mettler-Toledo Adds Augmented Reality Customer Support to Raise the Bar on Product Inspection Uptime

December 23, 2020

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection reported it is leading the way for product inspection manufacturers with the inclusion of remote Augmented Reality (AR) Customer Support. The new service enables remote identification of the cause of product inspection equipment issues and enables Mettler-Toledo engineers to instruct on-site manufacturing staff, regardless of knowledge level, how to rectify the problem.…

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