High-speed, automatic leak detection system to debut at PACK EXPO
JLS Automation will launch its latest subset of PIVT (Package Integrity Validation Technologies) system at PACK EXPO International, November 2-5, 2014. This innovative collection of technologies utilizes vacuum, vision and other sensor technologies to detect seal contamination, leaks and pinholes that lead to the loss of package integrity. The particular technology or technologies implemented is highly dependent on the nature of the package.
PIVT, which will be demonstrated on JLS’ Osprey robotic case packer, can detect leaks at high speeds and is ideal for packages that contain a brine or juice such as hot dogs, sliced luncheon meats, and sausages. Future iterations are targeted at cheese and bacon packages. This enabling technology allows a robot to identify a leaky package, at line speeds of up to 160 packages/min, and reject it. ROI is accelerated as a result of increased productivity, labor savings and ability to get more salable packages out the door in a shorter period.
“PIVT is a game changer,” states Craig Souser, President/CEO. “High-speed leak detection has typically been a challenge on an automated case packing system. With the first installation of PIVT on an Osprey case packer, our customer has already gained a 30 percent increase in productivity with a 67 percent reduction in packaging line labor.” Visit Booth #N-4912 at PACK EXPO to see “live” demonstrations of the PIVT system in action.
JLS Automation provides custom vision-guided robotic solutions for the food packaging industry. Known for hygienic packaging solutions designed for harsh sanitary environments, JLS offers both primary and secondary packaging solutions. Multiple patents have been awarded for robotic tooling and the innovative PIVT system (patent pending) can detect leaking vacuum packed products. Our Design for Agility philosophy focuses on offering simple, user-friendly solutions to complex packaging challenges. Learn more at www.jlsautomation.com.