Package Integrity Testing(20 companies)
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Inline leak testing equipment for automated bottling and packaging applications can be used in applications such as testing plastic bottles as they move through the production line and automatically rejecting those with defects. By performing empty container leak testing, you can identify issues before bottles make it further down the production line, minimizing the potential of recalls associated with bottle quality. Company offers rotary leak testers and single station and multi-station linear leak detectors for on-line and off-line testing applications. For customers that don’t need a full leak detection system, ALPS offers leak testing units that integrate within other equipment including bottle converters, labelers, trimmers, blow molding machines and more.
To help ensure that the various components of packaging systems – such as relief valves, closures, seams, and induction seals – are working to specifications, Ametek Mocon offers package testing instruments including headspace MAP Gas Analyzers, permeation analyzers, and package leak detectors. Vast line of analyzers check finished packages for leak, burst, creep, seal strength, and permeation characteristics to quantify the performance of packages and help packagers trend and compare production output over time. Featured products include the Dansensor® LeakMatic ll, a non-destructive automated leak tester that identifies leaky packages after they’ve left the packaging machine.
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.
Antares Vision North America
Antares Vision offers a wide range of innovative visual inspection systems to detect defects on high speed, automatic lines for pharmaceuticals, medical device, cosmetics, beverage and food packaging lines. Systems detect package, product and label integrity, as well as label print consistency, label position consistency, and seal application. Systems provide the complete visual inspection of production line sample checks, cosmetic imperfections, print quality and product consistency to ensure the reliability of production processes for complete consumer safety.
Auto-Mate Technologies LLC
AutoMate supplies the industry with two bottle and packaging inspection systems: the AM-QC and the AM-DA Diagnostic Center. Model AM-QC provides product quality assurance, accuracy and integrity in one centralized machine, performing inspection tasks such as torque monitoring; detection for missing caps, missing or skewed labels, missing neck bands and foil seals; bar code verification; color correctness; conveyor speed monitoring, crooked/ loose cap detection; date/lot verification; verification of cotton placement and more. The AM-DA provides inspection and quality assurance through non-contact, non-destructive testing, with reject systems that gently remove products.
FP Developments, Inc.
FP Developments offers engineering, design, manufacturing, and service, specialized in automation for inspection systems for the pharmaceutical industries. FP will engineer automated and semi-automated inspection machines that handle integrated weight verification, conveyor paced inspection, vial/ampoule and syringe inspection and more. FP Developments inspection systems are applicable for particulate, cosmetic, stopper, cap, and defective container inspection on a line.
Genesis Packaging Technologies
Genesis vial inspection platform is designed to be added either prior to or after existing capping operations to achieve additional inspection criteria. The VIP has a main star wheel and a discharge star wheel so that non conforming product can be rejected without human intervention. When placed in front of the existing vial capping equipment, it can be used to test for single or multiple attributes such as raised stopper detection, head space analysis or the presence of moisture using near IR technology. When integrated after the vial capping process, the Genesis VIP can be used to apply and verify lot numbers or other identifying features or could again be used as a platform for testing analysis. The VIP is designed to easily integrate with all forms of Westcappers® as well as most other commonly used capping machines.
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.
The innovative Contura S-series seal tester offers manufacturers of food packaging machines a unique solution for seal inspection in MAP (modified atmosphere packaging) and other packages in accordance with DIN EN 1779 and in close resemblance to ASTM F2338-09. It can detect gross leaks as well as fine leaks undetectable by the naked eye or by the water bath method (also known as "bubble test"). The unique technology of Contura can detect any leak (not only seal damage) without the need for tracer gas and at the same time without damage to the package.
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.
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.
Omron Automation Americas
Omron Industrial Automation's comprehensive machine vision hardware line includes industrial cameras, vision systems and smart and PC-based cameras that are scalable across software platforms. Portfolio offers compact form factors for tight spaces, high-speed imaging for fast-moving production lines, and high resolutions for detailed inspection. Featured systems include the MicroHAWK F430, representing the next generation of Omron’s popular MV-40 model. Featuring the smallest IP65/67-rated, true industrial Ethernet smart camera now with expanded functionality, Omron Microscan's machine vision tool is designed for solving multiple vision inspection challenges.
Optel supplies machine vision systems for the pharmaceutical industry, designed to ensure quality and safety. Offering more than 60 features for inspection categories, Optel's equipment covers product inspection (unit dimensions, shape, color, etc.), packaging inspection (integrity, seal, inserts, cap and tamper-evident seals), as well as labeling and printing (label presence, orientation, print positioning and quality, etc.) Featured systems include OPTEL’s InspectProof, a flexible automated vision system that provides extensive inspection of labels, cartons, trays, devices and cases at rates of up to 2,000 ppm.
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.
PTI - Packaging Technologies & Inspection, LLC
PTI offers testing equipment to ensure container closure integrity for the pharmaceutical, medical, food and beverage, and other markets. Wide range of testing equipment tests packaging formats including vials, ampoules, syringes, autoinjectors, blister packaging, induction sealed bottles and flexible packaging (pouches, sachets and suture packaging). Featured testing equipment includes Seal-Scan® and Seal-Sensor utilizing non-contact airborne ultrasonic testing technology, VeriCon inspection systems for bottle and container leak testing and VeriPac Vacuum Decay Series of inspection systems.
The SureVac family of leak tester/bubble tester machines handle quality control for sanitary and sterile packaging by detecting gross leaks in a wide range of blister packs, pouches and medical device packaging. SureVac will test a sealed package in a water-filled vacuum chamber to a preset vacuum level for a set amount of time. Air bubbles are an indication of a leak. An immediate seal failure is indicated by a burst of the package in the water. The most common uses for SureVac leak testers in industry are altitude simulation, seal integrity testing and package development and a great tool for performing several ASTM tests.
SACMI's know-how and experience for the control and machine vision systems dates back to 1987. SACMI offers a comprehensive range of products and technologies for quality and process controls, including machine vision systems for closures, preforms, containers, capsules, beverages, metal packaging and more. Featured packaging inspection systems include the CONTCHECK-360, which has seven high-resolution cameras that enable inspection of all the features of the container, including walls, mouth and bottom. THe CVS102 system for inspection of plastic screw caps runs at a speed of up to 360,000 caps per hour. SACMI’s LABELCHECK-360 carries out the quality control inspection of jar labelling and seaming.
TapTone manufactures a broad range of inspection equipment including package integrity and fill level detection systems. Leak, vacuum, and pressure sensors are designed for inspecting flexible and rigid plastic, metal, and glass containers. Featured seal integrity systems include the patented TapTone Seal Integrity Tester (SIT) for cup filling lines, consisting of multiple sensors mounted inside the cup filling system that inspect each cup by compressing the sensor head to the foil lid of the cup at full production machine speeds. Fill_xr is a fill level inspection system designed to detect overfill and underfill inspection on one sensor; it runs accurate fill level inspection at production line speeds and features a cantilever design that requires no line modifications.
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.
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.
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