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A&D Inspection manufactures checkweighing, X-ray inspection, and metal detection equipment for packaging applications in food, beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical and other industries. In-motion checkweighers include the 600g, a model that can process up to 400 pieces per minute with an overall system length under 3 ft. The ProteX Series of x-ray inspectors uses advanced algorithms in a compact design to provide inspection for contaminants such as metals and bone fragments, but also consumer quality issues, such as clumps, missing or damaged product, and broken seals. A&D Inspection's metal detector line includes several models, among them the DeteX series, with high sensitivity and washdown rating as well as heavy-duty metal detectors with carrying load capacity of up to 150 lb. for applications requiring direct food contact (i.e., cheese, dairy, meat, poultry and fish).
Advanced Poly Packaging, Inc.
Advanced Poly-Packaging supplies the US-4000 rotary check weigh scales, designed to flip bagged product meeting weight requirements to a container or conveyor. The US-6000 check weigh scale is accurate to 5 grams, and is designed for cartons 3"x3" to 18"x24" and weighing up to 50 lb that are typically fed from a box taper.
All Fill Checkweighers
All-Fill manufactures a wide range of checkweighers for various entry-level, high-precision, and heavy-duty applications, all designed to make sure products come off the conveyor within a certain speed and weight tolerance specified by the operator. Featured systems include Model EW/8, All-Fill’s economical, entry-level system for weighing packages up to 5 lbs and operating at speeds of up to 120 packages per minute. Other models include the HP/14 High Precision checkweigher, handling packages of up to 8 lb at speeds of 300 containers/min., and the HW/15 heavyweight checkweigher, which check weighs cases of up to 200 lbs. at speeds of 50 packages/minute.
All-Fill Checkweighers, formerly known as Alpha Checkweighers, specializes in the design and manufacturing of a comprehensive range of online, in-production weighing, weight control equipment, and high-speed checkweigher systems. Checkweigher systems are designed for companies looking to reduce waste, save money, and increase their production line’s efficiency. All-Fill checkweigher machines can be adapted to handle virtually every package, bag, carton, box, and bottle. Standard checkweigher models are available for the quickest deliveries in the industry. Company also designs and manufactures custom checkweighers to meet the unique product demands of customer lines and integrates checkweigher systems with OEM metal detectors for quality and safety considerations.
AMS Filling System
Verify Checkweighers from AMS Filling Systems were developed as a complimentary line for AMS Filling Systems. This new line provides off-the-shelf components, PLC based controls and simple system integration. The collection consists of four models: EC-100 Strain Gauge Drag Chain, EB-100Strain Gauge Belt, HB-100 High End Belt and Embedded Checkweigher.
ANRITSU - Product Inspection & Detection
Anritsu’s line of packaging inspection equipment includes X-ray equipment, checkweighers, and metal detectors. X-ray inspection Systems are designed to give food and pharmaceutical producers the best combination of contaminant detection, reliability, and low total cost of ownership. Beyond detection, systems provide missing product, shape detection, virtual weight, count, and package check. Ensure product quality and determine weight with Anritsu’s precision inline checkweighers, engineered for product safety, productivity, and excellent return on investment while ensuring compliance with HACCP programs, all in a compact footprint. Detect ferrous and stainless metals simultaneously with Anritsu’s advanced Dual Wave metal detector solutions. Company also offers the SSV checkweigher and metal detector combination systems to provide outstanding weighing accuracy with simultaneous multi-frequency inspection to help find the smallest contaminant.
Bizerba USA, Inc.
Bizerba USA is an original equipment manufacturer of a broad range of packaging inspection equipment, including checkweighers, metal detectors, X-ray systems and vision inspection systems. Featured inspection systems include the CWFmaxx line of checkweighers, mainly used in food processing companies who have to meticulously clean their systems. The stainless steel housing is suitable for use in hygienic environments. All components are easy to access, so that they can be thoroughly cleaned. The shape is designed to prevent the accumulation of dirt.
Cozzoli Machine Company
Cozzoli Machine Company is a supplier of checkweighing equipment used for containers in pharmaceutical applications, inspection equipment used in cleanrooms and more. Bottle checkweigher, which can be supplied for new or existing filling lines, uses magnetic force restoration type weighing technology for high-speed, high-precision handling of up to 200 containers per minute. Inspection machines are compact, standalone units that are ideal for use in areas with space limitations, designed with class 100 clean rooms in mind. Inspection systems handle speeds of more than 600 containers per minute.
Doran Scales, Inc.
Doran Scales, Inc. is a manufacturer of a vast range of scales, batch controllers, and formula control scales for a wide variety of industries, including medical, industrial and food processing. Bench and checkweigher stainless steel scales are engineered for speed, durability and ease of use. Featured scales include the 7000XL SS Series, designed for the most demanding environments, with a rugged industrial design, superior washdown protection, and simple operation. Other models include the 2200CW SS Series, a versatile choice handling a range of weighing applications; add Doran QC Weigh software to automate and validate QC procedures and improve production staff accountability.
Grupo Empac SA de CV
Grupo Empac distributes a wide range of metal detectors and checkweigers from Tecni Pac, including TECNI PAC® model TSR 600300, designed to detect the presence of ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel metallic contaminants in packaged products.
Hardy Process Solutions
Hardy Caseweighers are a fully automated scale system designed to continuously weigh items while in-motion. Caseweighers communicate seamlessly both upstream and downstream across the Connected Enterprise Network when built with an Allen-Bradley CompactLogix™ PLC or via an optional EtherNet/IP connection when built with a standard PLC Platform.
Heat and Control, Inc.
Package testing and contaminant detection technology from Heat and Control helps protect the consumer and equipment. Featured models include metal detectors from CEIA, inline seal checkers and X-ray inspection systems from Ishida, and checkweighers from CEIA and Ishida. Heat and Control also distributes CEIA’s specialty metal detection systems for pharmaceutical applications. Not only is efficient detection of foreign objects critical to consumer safety and brand survival, but it also protects machinery and prevents downtime.
Krones' product line of packaging inspection equipment includes vision inspection systems, fill level inspection equipment for canning and bottling lines. Krones' Checkmat inspection systems verifies if the right bottles are in the pack and there are no foreign objects in the package, among other tasks; Checkmat label inspectors also available. The Linatronic AI offers empty-container inspection technology for glass and PET containers with deep learning capabilities. ModulCheck is designed for operations with limited space or when only a single inspection is required.
Loma Systems, An ITW Company
Loma Systems designs and manufactures a wide range of metal detection, X-ray inspection, checkweigher and combination inspection systems for the food, pharmaceutical and packaging industries. LOMA's inspection systems identify product defects and eliminate contaminants, delivering consistent quality and are compliant with international safety standards and Retailers’ Codes of Practice. The IQ3+E Metal Detector range is designed for conveyorized, pumped and gravity fed applications for meat, poultry and fish, bakery, convenience foods, snacks and more. X-ray systems include the X5C, LOMA's smallest X-ray system available, with a machine length of 1000 mm and excellent Critical Control Point (CCP), designed for inspecting food, ready meals and small packaged goods. Loma’s CW3 RUN-WET® checkweigher is engineered to withstand harsh, high-pressure, high-temperature cleaning regimes in high-care food environments. Loma’s integrated combination systems offer inspection and weighing all in one machine, with the option of a system combining either metal detection or X-ray inspection capabilities along with dynamic checkweighing.
Magnum Systems, Inc
Magnum Systems supplies TECW scales, designed to check weigh bulk bags on the production line for bagging accuracy within the target rate. The unit includes a scale and indicator and options for automatic reject systems and audible and/or visual alarms. Options available for check weighing of intermediate bulk containers. System weighs packages as they pass over the belt at rates of up to 12 bags/min., handling bags weighing from 15 to 120 lb.
METTLER TOLEDO Product Inspection
Mettler Toledo’s broad range of product inspection systems includes checkweighers, metal detectors, x-ray inspection systems, track and trace systems, vision inspection, and more. Systems are made for all types of bulk and packaged products for environments ranging from dry to harsh wash-down and can detect solid contaminants, verify product weights, mark and verify packages, ensure accuracy and integrity of packaging and labels, confirm component content, inspect closures, and measure fill levels.
Ossid offers a series of in-motion scales for end-of-line applications in a variety of industries within distribution centers and food processing facilities. The CS series end-of-line scales can be configured as case weighing, weigh price labeling, or a combination of both. Ossid’s CS50, CS100 and CS120 in-motion case scales are capable of weighing cases up to 29.5 inches in length and up to 120 lbs with +/- 0.1 lb tolerance. With the use of Microsoft SQL, seamless integration can easily be achieved. The case scales can be used in any type of facility from medical device to poultry production and can achieve speeds up to 45 cases per minute, offering both speed and versatility. Customization of applications is possible with Ossid’s in-house development team.
Pattyn North America, Inc.
Pattyn North America’s quality control equipment include machine vision systems for processing applications and the CW-11 check weigher, which weighs boxes to check if the weight is situated between the set limits. Available with a reject conveyor, the check weigher uses a roll conveyor instead of a belt so that the box will be rejected in the same position. Standard check weigher handles up to 12 c/min, while a continuous check weigher handles higher speeds above 12c/min.
Paxiom supplies systems to automatically check weigh bags, packages, bottles, cartons and cases. The WeightCheQ™ series of check weighers is designed for speed, accuracy and easy operation. These machines can be used to check the weight of a variety of packages and are easily integrated into existing packaging systems where automatic bagging, container filling, flow wrapping and case filling is performed.
Peco InspX manufactures innovative and reliable inspection systems leveraging the latest in technology and software algorithms. Products are solution driven for all industries, package types and contaminants. Across a range of product and package considerations, X-ray inspection is the most effective, efficient and reliable means of ensuring that product and packages have not been compromised. Peco InspX’s 60 years in package inspection has built on strength after strength. Peco InspX’s ScanTrac X-ray Inspection Equipment confirms contents, detects foreign material, calculates volumetric fill levels and identifies container defects -- for packaged and unpackaged products.
PPi Technologies Group
PROFILE Packaging and PakSource Global offer a full range of checkweighers including metal detectors and combination metal detectors/check weighing systems as well as a full range of X-ray machines for both flexible and ridged packaging.
Rice Lake Weighing Systems
Rice Lake Weighing systems offers a full range of in-motion checkweighers, conveyor scales and metal detection systems. Heavy-duty checkweighers include the MotoWeigh® IMW In-Motion Checkweighers and Conveyor Scales, which provides real-time statistical information and reports on product, statistics, users and parameters while storing up to 1,000 different products in its system. Rice Lake also produces numerous metal detector systems, among them the MotoWeigh® Metal Detection System, offering four levels of security and easy setup and product learning.
Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Inc.
Spee-Dee’s PLC-based checkweighers help the food, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries check and verify product weight at high speeds, helping to reduce costly product loss and ensure accurate product weights within limits. Checkweighers utilize electromagnetic force restoration (EMFR) weighing technology that guarantees precise and reliable measurement that can be up to 10 times more accurate than traditional strain gauge load cells, in addition to being more durable with plant operations.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Assuring food safety and quality are essential to consumer safety and brand reputation. Thermo Fisher Scientific supplies product detection technologies including X-ray inspection systems and metal detectors for the food industry to support its customers food safety and quality goals and meet regulatory requirements and retailer codes of practice. Drive out variability and drive up ROI with precision Versa checkweighers. Value-packed combination systems feature integrated metal detectors on Thermo Fisher Scientific checkweighers.
Thompson Scale Company
Thompson Scale offers a core line of numerous checkweighers, designed for many years of service, allowing customers to run without constantly upgrading obsolete hardware or replacing mechanical parts every few months. Thompson Scales’ core models include the Heavy-Duty Checkweigher, a rugged model available in powder-coated mild steel or all stainless steel for wash-down or corrosive environments that provides highly accurate weight for the concrete, cement, salt and chemicals industries at rates to 50/minute and capacities to 1,000kg. TSC 350 is a drag chain style checkweigher for rigid packages such as cans, jars or small cartons of coffee, canned food, pet food, nutraceutical, paint, adhesives, produce and candies. Color touch screen scale controls hold 100 recipes in memory, user-set for 3 or 5 zone (low reject, low pass, good, high pass and high reject) outputs.
TNA North America Inc.
Protect brand reputation with the tna hyper-detect® 5. This high-performance food metal detector system is uniquely designed to sit as close as possible to the multi-head weigher, significantly increasing bagging speed without compromising food safety. The tna hyper-detect® 5 is ultra-sensitive, detecting ferrous contaminants from 0.8mm to 0.9mm, non-ferrous pieces down to 1.0mm, and non-magnetic stainless steel from 1.0mm to 1.2mm.
WeighPack Systems Inc. / Paxiom Group
Weighpack Systems, a Paxiom Group brand, supplies systems to automatically check weigh bags, packages, bottles, cartons and cases. The WeightCheQ™ series of check weighers is designed for speed, accuracy and easy operation. These machines can be used to check the weight of a variety of packages and are easily integrated into existing packaging systems where automatic bagging, container filling, flow wrapping and case filling is performed.
WIPOTEC-OCS provides high performance, process and customer-orientated weighing and inspection solutions. Stand-alone weighing and OEM integration solutions are tailored exactly to machine and line requirements, with primary target industries in the consumer packaged goods/food, healthcare, and mail and logistics sectors. Company’s E-M-A checkweigher portfolio is designed to run accurately at top speeds, for high throughputs and increased packaging line efficiency. WIPOTEC-OCS metal detectors, which can be used standalone or in combination with check weighing systems, reliably detect any contamination of products by the finest metal particles. X-ray inspection systems include the SC-E, designed to meet the most stringent requirements of foreign body detection. With an optional comprehensive software package, the scanner becomes versatile for numerous applications, and reliably performs count, completeness, fill-level checks, and mass determination.
Yamato inspection systems are engineered for reliability and precision in guaranteeing the accuracy of packaged products through its checkweighers and metal detectors. Yamato inspection systems can monitor the entire packaging flow, from systems to check package weight and the content of pre-packed bags to the detection of foreign objects in packaged goods.
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