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Jan 2024

Seal-Sensor PQX - Revolutionising Pouch Seal Inspection

Seal-Sensor PQX - Revolutionising Pouch Seal Inspection

The packaging industry is undergoing constant evolution, with a key emphasis on maintaining product safety and quality. Pouch seal inspection holds a pivotal role in ensuring the freshness and safety of packaged goods. Any shortcomings in the sealing process can lead to compromised product quality, impacting consumer satisfaction and brand reputation. Conventional inspection methods often struggle to identify microscopic defects or inconsistencies in seals, necessitating the adoption of advanced technologies for a more comprehensive examination.

In response to this challenge, PTI has introduced the Seal-Sensor PQX, an advanced technology designed to revolutionize pouch seal inspection.This innovative solution addresses the limitations of traditional methods by providing a more thorough and precise evaluation of pouch seals.

By incorporating the Seal-Sensor PQX into their operations, manufacturers can enhance their ability to identify and rectify potential sealing issues before products reach the market. This not only safeguards product quality but also contributes to fostering consumer confidence and protecting the brand's reputation.

Inspecting Pouch Seals with Seal-Sensor PQX Technology

The Seal-Sensor PQX is a fully automated technology for inspecting and handling pouch seals. Equipped with an integrated conveyor, seamlessly connectable to your production line, this innovation utilizes PTI's Seal-Sensor Airborne Ultrasonic technology for swift online scanning of the final pouch seal. Accredited as an ASTM Test Method F3004 and an FDA consensus standard, the Seal-Sensor technology guarantees a meticulous inspection of seal quality.

Seal-Sensor™ employs Airborne Ultrasonic technology to scrutinize the final pouch seal, ensuring a 100% online, non-destructive examination. This deterministic, quantitative, and rapid approach provides a reliable means of inspecting pouch seals for potential defects. Seal-Sensor excels at detecting incomplete seals, identifying partial or weak areas in seals, and uncovering various defects that may not be apparent visually but can significantly impact product quality, value, and shelf-life. In under a second, a single linear scan (L-Scan) of the pouch seal delivers a clear pass/fail result along with quantitative, traceable data.

Featuring a full-screen HMI for displaying real-time test result data during pouch scanning, the Seal-Sensor PQX ensures efficient and accurate quality control. Operating at inspection speeds of up to 350 mm/sec, this system incorporates a built-in reject chute to swiftly remove any flaws from the production line. Additionally, a built-in stack light simplifies the determination of pass/fail outcomes for operator monitoring. Even at high outputs, the quick linear scan facilitates an immediate check and verification of seal quality, with test data generated within seconds.

Benefits of Seal-Sensor PQX

  • 100% pouch seal inspection
  • Easy integration into production lines
  • Adjustable for different size pouches
  • Manual load or robotic pick & place
  • Built-in reject chute
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