For a better understanding of your packaging operation

Optimize your packaging and bottling operations with innovative smart in-line sensors by visualizing and quantifying the damaging forces subjected to your containers. Smart in-line sensors improve efficiencies and solve the challenges faced by manufacturers and handlers in food & beverage, consumer goods and pharmaceutical industries.

On any given packaging line, many mechanical forces are at play:

  • The force of one container hitting onto another causing dents or breakage
  • The pressure that the container receives when they are transported in conveyor belts and accumulation tables
  • The vertical force of the capper or seamer causing crush damage or breakage
  • The pressure and spin causing aesthetic damage

 

Masitek's solutions include sensor-enabled replicas of containers which are placed on the line to identify the root cause of failures related to shock, pressure and vertical load in bottling and packaging processes. Reduced downtime and improved process efficiencies can help you to cut costs.

 

Why smart sensors?

From line efficiency to R&D, smart in-line sensors empower teams to proactively resolve the challenges of a changing industry landscape including new equipment, expediting new container designs and light-weighting initiatives.

 

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Boost line efficiency through fast issue resolution:
Increase efficiency by isolating and resolving the root cause of damage, breakage and performance loss caused by impact and pressure on containers.

Reduce breakage from shock and impact:
Understanding root cause of shocks in production, measured in inches per second (IPS), enables fillers to improve line efficiency and reduce container damage.

Measure and control scuff to prolong the life of recyclable glass:
White wear on a bottle, known as scuffing, is an undesirable blemish and a major factor when processing returnable glass containers.

Minimize packaging damage from line pressure:
High levels of pressure on conveyors can compact containers, resulting in costly aesthetic damage such as label tearing, scuffing and crush damage.

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Shorten calibration of capping, corking, and seaming equipment:
Vertical load is an important factor to measure to ensure product quality. An excess force can cause neck damage and downtime while insufficient force will result in an improper seal.

Monitor shipping to mitigate transportation:
Quantifying product damage from plant to distribution center, through to its final destination, enables optimization of the entire transportation process.

Test packaging designs and shorten design cycle:
Accurate design testing not only shortens the design cycle, but also provides the agility and data required to optimize both the container design and processing variables.

 

 

Smart sensors for every type of mechanical force

Can or glass: we understand the complexity of processing your containers and offer sensors for all applications and mechanical forces. Discover our solutions and request a non-binding offer from our partner Masitek today!

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