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Packaging and Thermal Seal Inspection System Available in One Unit


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Packaging and Thermal Seal Inspection System Available in One Unit
Susan Shepard

A rollstock machine is now integrated with a thermal seal inspection system. The R530 from Multivac (Kansas City, MO) enables users to package products at high speeds while inspecting, identifying, tracking, and, if necessary, rejecting packages based on specified parameters of their choosing. The unit, combined with the Maxline 2 thermal seal inspection product from Ircon (Niles, IL), provides 100% inspection of every seal without slowing production. This substantially lowers the likelihood of out-of-spec items being delivered to customers, according to Multivac.

"The ability to regularly inspect and verify seal integrity is essential to many of our customers," says Mike Lynch, director of sales for Multivac's medical, consumer, and industrial division.

The R530 can accommodate web width ranging from 320 to 650 mm. The maximum cut off length is 800 mm, and the maximum forming depth is 190 mm. Output is up to 25 cycles per minute.

Medical applications include catheters, surgical items, tissue culture platers, kits, medical dressings, and pipettes.

Ircon's Maxline 2 incorporates a compact, sealed, and stainless-steel enclosed camera with no external moving parts. It can process 320 x 240 pixels temperature radiometry at 60 frames per second.

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