The second generation of packaging contents inspection systems (PCIS) is easy to install, simply dropping over existing product lines and occupying minimal line length.
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.
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