The Dolphin Checkweigher is a high-speed inline checkweighing system that is designed and manufactured in Australia.
Dynamic Inspection has introduced a high-sensitivity metal detector for non-conductive products that is able to detect down to 1.5 mm ferrous and 2.0 mm stainless in a 350 mm high aperture. The system is suitable for dry applications such as powders, rice grains, etc. Smaller apertures detect smaller contaminants.
The Mark-10 Series MGTC Cap Torque Gauge features a universal grip for caps from 16.5 to 45.7 mm diameter, providing a simple solution for basic handheld cap torque testing in packaging applications.
Mesutronic has released the Aluscan metal detector that allows the user to detect smaller metal contaminants down to 0.8 mm in diameter, within aluminium-wrapped products.
The latest metal detector for the food processing and packaging industry from JL Lennard is the Apex 500, claimed to be the most sensitive, yet easy-to-operate metal detector available.
Mesutronic has released the Transmetron 05 CI, a metal detector suitable for inspecting products along a conveyor belt.
JL Lennard has introduced AuditCheck to its Goring Kerr DSP range of metal detectors for the food processing and packaging industries, reducing or eliminating quarantine and improving line efficiency.
The second generation of packaging contents inspection systems (PCIS) is easy to install, simply dropping over existing product lines and occupying minimal line length.
Since the smaller breweries and beverage producers also need a high degree of dependability in their bottling operations, Krones has come up with an empty-bottle inspector designed specifically for mid-tier applications. The Smartronic K 714 has a machine rating of maximum 18,000 containers an hour. It features high-resolution DART (distributed architecture for real time) camera technology and is operated from a 12.5 cm touch screen. Its space-saving dimensions, moreover, enable it to be easily integrated into existing lines.
A one-day master class on RFID principles, challenges and practices for manufacturing will be held during National Manufacturing Week 2006, at Sydneyâ€™s Darling Harbour from May 30 to June 2.
A prototype system designed to help consumers, farmers and other interested parties trace the geographic origin of food at all stages of production from â€˜farm to forkâ€™ - storage, processing and distribution - has been developed by researchers.
Radio frequency identification is being used in the Smart Box, a shipping container that can be located during transit and offers numerous other useful functions.
Radio chips, transponders, tags - radio frequency identification (RFID) is currently keeping trading companies busy because these mobile data memories hold enormous rationalisation potential for supply chain management