4 new packaging inspection systems worth a closer look

By Rick Lingle in Inspection on October 10, 2016

X-ray, laser, vision and software technologies drive these user-friendly inspection systems that will be highlighted at Pack Expo.

 

From a big picture view, the market for inspection equipment is doing well. The global inspection machinery market is expected to grow at a rate of 5.9% yearly over the next five years to reach a value of $396.4 million in 2021. According to a new research report, this market growth can be attributed to several key factors:

  • The growing number of regulatory mandates to comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs);
  • Increasing adoption of automated inspection systems; and
  • An increase in the number of product recalls and inspection checkpoints throughout the production line.
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    For brand owners wanting to improve their production line quality assurance capability, we preview 4 inspection machines that will be on display at Pack Expo.

    Two x-ray inspection products for packaging that will be showcased by Eagle Product Inspection at Pack Expo:

    • Eagle Pack 430 with MDX: designed for x-ray inspection of mid-sized packaged products and multi-lane applications in the food, pet food and pharmaceutical/personal care industries, the Pack 430 PRO on display features Eagle's dual energy Material Discrimination X-Ray (MDX) technology, designed to detect foreign bodies previously unseen by single energy x-ray or other conventional inspection means in difficult product applications. The Pack 430 PRO is available in IP65 and IP69 construction.

    • Eagle Tall PRO XSDV (shown above): Designed for the inspection of high-speed can, jar, bottle and composite lines, as well as other upright container formats where having two x-ray views improve inspection rigor, the Eagle Tall PRO XSDV is ideal for customers with limited line space. IP65 and IP69 models are available.

    The booth will also offer a range of software options designed to complement the systems to enhance line productivity. SimulTask PRO simplifies product set-up and adds flexibility to the product inspection process, TraceServer seamlessly records the x-ray inspection process, storing valuable production data and machine status information centrally, while Eagle’s brand new OPTUM software takes the guesswork out of meat recipe management and enables batching to a target Chemical Lean (CL). The simple user interface allows the operator to optimize each recipe or batch based on the raw materials and products currently in inventory.

    Eagle Product Inspection, (www.eaglepi.com), Pack Expo Booth S-1623

     

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    Inspect packaging developments and technology for yourself at PackEx Montréal, November 30, 2016 to December 1, 2016. 

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