Covert, low-cost, heat-resistant, edible silica microtags can serve as invisible barcodes which can be incorporated into the very fabric of a food or pharmaceutical.
Real-time track-and-trace solutions can ensure that a food product is accurately tracked at every stage of the supply chain but this is only useful if the data is reliable, has been accurately gathered and has not been tampered with.
The Wenglor colour sensor for food, packaging and pharmaceuticals provides colour recognition even with changes in distance and is capable of evaluating up to three colours simultaneously.
The VT100 is suitable for packaging manufacturers and companies that are packing and sealing their own plastic packaging, paper packaging and food packaging.
Matthews Australasia will demonstrate its full range of traceability solutions at AUSPACK PLUS 2013. The company will showcase the Linx CJ400 continuous inkjet printer, as well as launching several products.
The IntraWatcher PVLC system is designed for the quality control of labels on cylindrical unoriented containers. It inspects pressure-sensitive, injection-moulded and heat-transferred labels.
The Intercept lock is a wireless-enabled lock placed on the product, such as in the micro USB port on a mobile phone. The Intercept lock disables the product’s functionality until the lock is deactivated during checkout.
Sick’s Lector620 series of 1D and 2D code readers provide reliable reading performance, rapid integration in a variety of packaging machine IT environments and extensive analysis and diagnostic possibilities.
The Sick Inspector P150 allows users to easily build their own interfaces, as well as operate the sensor from any computer or operator panel that contains a standard web browser.
The Wenglor InoxSens System is designed for the high hygienic demands of the food, chemicals, packaging, pharmaceutical and similar industries. The Wenglor InoxSens products come as a modular CIP system of sensors.
Mettler Toledo has developed Cubetape, a portable dimensioning device, for small to medium freight forwarding companies looking to include dimensioning in their procedures without investing in larger, more costly technology.
ifm efector has developed an RFID system for production and conveying. The robust evaluation unit is equipped with an integrated Profibus DP interface and a web server.
Balluff’s BIS-V RFID controller is a compact evaluation unit that enables simultaneous connection of up to four read/write heads. Both HF and LF read heads can be connected and are automatically detected.
Opening packages is taken for granted by most. But Arthritis Australia asks that we all be cognisant of those members of society who struggle with opening packs.
Billions of consumer packages flow from assembly lines every day, each one required to state the precise net weight, volume or number of pieces of its contents. To avoid consumer and legal issues that may arise if net weights fall below specifications, manufacturers often overfill bottles, jars, tubes, boxes and cans, incurring significant costs from unnecessary product giveaway. By implementing a robust statistical quality control (SQC) system, manufacturers can cut losses and enhance compliance. Mettler Toledo clarifies the benefits of SQC systems in its white paper, entitled ‘Package Quality Control - Net Content Control’.