Application Areas » Packaging Integrity
A high-quality X-ray imaging is a necessity for the automatic identification and detection of packaging irregularities, on-line, of food products packaged in plastic (or aluminum, or carton) cups, trays, pouches, and the like.
The InnospeXion “HYMCIS” packaging integrity assessment system is based on the newest and most effective X-ray technology, using a part of the X-ray spectrum not used in other X-ray systems.
System detection capability:
- Package measures @ 0.2 mm
- Package damage detection
- Correct & uncontaminated sealing
- Correct product in package
- Correct weight
- Uncontaminated product
THE VALUE CREATION RELATES TO:
- Instantaneous signal-giving upon detecting deviations of conformity of the packaging integrity
- Avoiding production of defective packages
- Eliminating call-backs
- Avoiding leaking products during transport
- Extending product shelf life
- Safeguarding the consumer safety
PACKAGING INTEGRITY ASSESMENT - SYSTEM FEATURES
At line speed up to 27 m/min, or up to 180 samples per minute, the system automatically
detects and rejects packaging imperfections down to nanometer thickness ,
at less than 2 x 2 mm in surface area (minimum 5 mm damage extension for on-line applications).
Packaging materials are plastics, thin aluminum, carton, paper, and other low density/ low Z materials.
3 PACKAGES PER SECOND
Real-time and online inspection with instant automatic rejection
FOREIGN PARTICLES DOWN TO 0.3 MM
Foreign particles of (almost) any size in (almost) any kind of product
Our X-ray systems help reduce the risk of spoilage and food poisoning
Along with automatic rejection, product flaws and defects are eliminated
Automatic detection and rejection of: sealing imperfections, seal contamination, packaging integrity, and package content conformity.
Faulty packaging may be caused by a number of factors, including sealing defects due to the product, damage to the plastic cup, reels getting out of alignment, faulty materials, failure in processes, etc.
The problem is that such defects often are discovered only upon final handling. This leads to significant waste, loss of revenue, at best. At worst, the products reach the retailer shop, and ultimately the end user. This leads to callbacks, to potential accidents, and complaints that must be handled.
Vision systems have previously gained wide acceptance for industrial quality control. The present X-ray detectors with speed of up to 300 images per second allow, together with faster computers, that X-ray data is usable for the control of processes in industrial production. The starting point is the quantification of information of the X-ray images.
The incorporation of PLC-based control in the X-ray systems enables a more complex and safe online quality control.
Danish seafood supplier, Bornholms A/S, wanted to ensure a very high quality standard of their large variety of new packaging containers, and therefore invested in an InnospeXion X-ray system.
Read the full story on how low-energy X-ray technology can bring substantial value through a seal inspection – packaging integrity system for plastic cans.