The Camsensor Q:Seal Tray Pack system checks the seal integrity of thermo-formed food trays in order to eliminate product or foreign matter contaminating the seals.
Mettler Toledo has released ProdX, a data management connectivity software solution that integrates data collection for check weighing, metal detection and X-ray technologies. Built on four principles - safety, clarity, productivity and security - ProdX is a centralised software platform enabling real-time performance monitoring from multiple locations.
Nelson-based biscuit manufacturer David Crispo was refused entry to the US when border security at LAX first detected a metallic object somewhere on the man at a security checkpoint. Crispo, whose company produces Li’l Tart brand individually packaged biscuit tarts for the airline industry, was visiting the US to exhibit his new range of pre-packaged in-flight biscuits at the bi-annual Airline Food Service & Supplier Fair in Orange County, CA.
The Camsensor Q:Seal Tray Pack system checks the seal integrity of plastic trays containing food products. It provides a comprehensive quality control of the seal area to prevent food spoilage and ensure clean seals.
The image-processing code reader Lector 620 series is suitable for all code types and marking methods. It features compact design, industry-compatible integration into different IT environments, intuitive operation and good reading performance for product traceability and protection against product counterfeiting. Variant types in the series include: Eco as the basic variant, Standard as the device for rapid implementation of universal applications, and High Speed for high-speed solutions, among other things, in packaging or document handling as well as DPM for markings applied directly.
The Dalsa BOA Smart Camera is packaged with application software and is available in monochrome, colour and high-resolution models. Providing a scalable vision solution, the camera is suitable for a range of applications including positioning robotic food handlers, blister pack verification and bottle cap and safety seal verification.
The Dalsa BOA M1280 vision system is an integrated optical inspection tool for quality inspection and factory automation. It comprises all the elements of an industrial machine vision system in a small, smart-camera-style package.
The OnVu ICE time temperature indicator can be used on food packaging to monitor the cold chain for chilled and deep-frozen food. Manufacturers, retailers and consumers will be able to tell at a glance whether ice-cream, pizza, fish or any other products were kept constantly deep-frozen or should rather be discarded because the cold chain was interrupted significantly.
Dalsa’s iNspect Express 1700 software is designed for automated inspection and quality assurance. The software interface, designed for the BOA Smart Cameras, allows users of all experience levels to set up and deploy solutions with no programming required.
The efficiency of many packaging processes, like flow wrapping with flexible packaging or stacking/filling rigid, thermoformed or injection moulded packaging can be influenced by many parameters. Foremost amongst these is the molecular architecture of the polymer(s) used in the packaging material. This may be even more critical for recycled or reprocessed materials.
Dynamic Inspection recently supplied a Fortress four-lane metal detection system for inspecting frozen meat patties to an Australian manufacturer.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has advised Australians with peanut allergies not to eat imported crumbed fish and crumbed seafood products that could be contaminated with undeclared peanuts.
Standards Australia has announced the draft standard for olive oils is now open for public comment.
The Loma X4 800XL X-ray inspection system incorporates a large aperture feed system that can handle large products, such as bulk meat, large stacks of food ingredients or large blocks of unprocessed cheese.
The OmniView 360° inspection system has been upgraded and now includes colour and 5 MP high-resolution cameras. OmniView allows detailed inspection and verification of unoriented wine and juice bottles, canned goods, pharmaceutical vials and other cylindrical packages on the production line. Using the Windows 7, 64 bit PCs, OmniView technology inspects products at up to 1200 parts/min without disrupting bottling and packaging lines.