The product inspection division of METTLER TOLEDO produces a suite of high quality, very reliable inspection equipment for use in high speed, demanding manufacturing production lines. Our track and trace solutions include serialization and aggregation software, hardware and product handling using stations or integrated kits for existing packaging machinery. Our vision inspection systems automatically check the product to ensure perfect presentation and that all required markings are present, and checkweighers complete a 100% weight check of all items. In addition, our metal detectors ensure that any metal contamination is found and eliminated from the production line, and x-ray inspection systems are able to effectively detect dense physical contaminants as well as measure mass and check for missing or damaged product inside closed packages.
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The year is early, but there have already been significant movements in the regulatory landscape. It was already known that manufacturers of pharmaceutical products sold in Russia would need to be in compliance with the recently-announced serialization and aggregation regulations by 1st January 2020, but at the end of 2018, Russia published an update to Federal Law No. 425-FZ.
This guide explains the concept of metal detector sensitivity, key factors that impact it, and why a small difference in spherical sensitivity performance can mean a big difference in contaminants detected.
This white paper provides an explanation of the differences between validation, verification and routine performance monitoring as well as an overview of recommended test methods for different types of metal detection systems.
At Pack Expo 2018, October 14-17, in contrast to its exhibitions in previous Pack Expo shows, METTLER TOLEDO Product Inspection will display its inspection systems in one large 7,920 sq. ft. booth, rather than maintaining booths in both Pack Expo and the Healthcare Packaging Expo.
This white paper gives guidance on the essential processes of validation, verification, and routine performance monitoring for in-line product inspection equipment in food making facilities.
According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service, 43% of food recalls are from mislabeled products. This white paper explains how vision inspection systems help prevent recalls and protect your brand.
The Product Inspection Group of METTLER TOLEDO, the largest manufacturer of product inspection systems for the food and pharmaceutical industries, is hosting a Grand Opening event for their customers and trade media on July 12 – 13th, 2018.
Counterfeit medicines are now a worldwide problem. According to some estimates, more than 10 percent of all drugs in the global supply chain are counterfeit and, in some countries, much higher.
This paper focuses on how to enhance a pharmaceutical production facility's process safety with a dynamic checkweighing system.
This article explains how a variety of product inspection equipment on production line increases confidence that due diligence has been taken to ensure product quality.
This condensed version of the Industry 4.0 Guide provides an improved appreciation of Industry 4.0, guidance integrating product inspection equipment with Industry 4.0 practices and innovations.
Checkweigher helps pharma manufacturer detect and reject under- and over-filled tubes to ensure final product quality and provide data to improve yields.
What potential do companies see in serialization and falsification protection?
As food and pharmaceutical manufacturers strive to ensure maximum efficiency on their processing lines to maintain competitiveness, the X36 x-ray inspection Series from Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray can help. This series of adaptable x-ray inspection systems uses the most advanced imaging technology on the market to provide high-detection sensitivity appropriate to a broad range of packaged applications.
In addition to exhibiting its inspection systems at both of these co-located shows, METTLER TOLEDO specialists will also conduct daily presentations sharing guidance on the value of using product inspection and connectivity as a source of actionable information to enhance productivity and detect specific defects.
Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection, a global market leader in product inspection technology, will present a variety of new inspection solutions at Pack Expo and Healthcare Packaging Expo in Las Vegas, NV, September 25 to 27, 2017. Systems for providing thorough and reliable inspection of bulk and packaged food and beverage products will be exhibited in booth C1814, while solutions for pharmaceutical inspection and track and trace will be demonstrated in booth N306. Mettler-Toledo specialists will be available to thoroughly explain the systems’ technology and answer questions about attendees’ specific inspection needs.
New food x-ray systems for tall, rigid containers ensure maximum detection sensitivity and high throughputs while reducing operational costs
While there are a certain amount of commonalities in regulations in each country, there are differences which necessitate care from global manufacturers when distributing products.
A properly calibrated vision inspection system can spot container defects before filling, preventing contamination and spillage, reducing waste, and improving standards compliance.
A&Z Pharmaceutical improved their production efficiencies, selecting an unusual chute-fed checkweigher, which helps ensure final product quality, reduce labor and speed production.
To protect their brand and maintain their high-quality reputation, Pfizer takes great measures to ensure the quality of their products.
METTLER TOLEDO Product Inspection Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of in-line product inspection systems, will exhibit state-of-the-art equipment at Interphex 2017, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, March 21 – 23, 2017.
Europe and the United States are considered the world leaders in the safest pharmaceutical markets for patients. However, the US and Europe are also a lucrative target for drug crime.
Metal detector sensitivity performance is usually expressed in terms of the diameter of a test sphere made from a specific type of metal, such as ferrous, non-ferrous, aluminum or stainless steel.
A medium-sized pharma company's solution combines precise weighing, marking, sealing, and verification with global requirements for traceability and the prevention of product falsification.
As falsifications become more sophisticated, the risk of falsified medicines reaching patients in the EU increases every year.
To comply with government and industry serialisation requirements, including the anti-falsification requirements of the EU Directive 2011/62 which come into force in February 2019, pharmaceutical manufacturers must have a system for marking all product packages with unique codes which can be uploaded to a regulatory database.
The METTLER TOLEDO Product Inspection Division announced today that it will be building a new state-of-the-art facility to accommodate the growth of its business throughout the Americas. The new facility is expected to be completed in late 2017, and will be located 15 miles north of the Division's current site in Tampa, FL, which houses the company's Safeline Metal Detection and X-ray Inspection businesses. It will also become the home of the Hi-Speed Checkweighing business, which is planned to relocate from Ithaca, New York during the course of 2018.
Considering TCO helps to understand better the costs over and above the purchase price and also – when suppliers have differing offers – to compare them and ultimately to substantiate the investment decision.
As manufacturing continues to become more globalized and the supply chain also becomes more unified, recalls of significant scale are likely to become more common.
What are the best locations for x-ray inspection in a processing line? This white paper addresses that question to help you understand the most effective locations of critical control points.
With the increasing tendency towards the use of high-end image processing systems and computerized comparison of analysis data, it is now possible to implement a range of basic functions into the production run as part of the optical inspection process. This includes comparing packaging on the production line against compliant images and rejecting items which don't meet the standard. It also includes measuring product dimensions and determining whether any tolerance values deviate from the norm. Other tasks, such as checking product data, print quality standards and ensuring packing units are properly filled can be performed.
This white paper will help clarify the foundations of investment decisions, explain the costs dynamic in-line metal detection equipment, and help you calculate ROI of in-line metal detection equipment.
Inspection systems are highly accurate, and growing more accurate all the time, but they still have limitations which must be considered when implementing a label inspection program.
Considering TCO helps to better understand the costs over and above the purchase price and also – when suppliers have differing offers — to compare them and ultimately to substantiate the investment.
METTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision is pleased to announce the launch of the V2622 Flex-Lite, a compact smart camera based vision solution. The V2622 serves as an excellent introduction for manufacturers seeking to integrate vision technology into their quality control process.
PacMoore is a contract food manufacturer for retail, foodservice, food processing and pharmaceutical customers. With quality and accountability at the core of their culture, they rely on high-performance XE3 checkweighers from Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed to detect and reject under- and overweight packages. Mettler-Toledo’s optional ProdX monitoring software enables PacMoore to maximize yields and productivity and document the results of each product run, which they share with their customers.
The purpose of this white paper is to explain what is meant by the terms "wet" and "dry" and also to develop an understanding as to why this is important when choosing the right metal detector to use.
Effective Relief from Production Headaches
Total market demand in the pharmaceutical sector is expected to be close to $1.4 trillion by 2020, putting enormous pressure on manufacturers to meet ever-growing production schedules. Optimizing processes in order to make production more efficient is therefore a necessity, and a key element in achieving these efficiencies is to look closely at how products are handled on the production line to improve OEE
They're multinational, they're multitasking — and they must coordinate a mass of data and decisions if they are to successfully roll out millions of products for worldwide sales. This white paper will detail how a program management system coordinates and manages data of tasks being carried out by all individuals in every department of your company, even those on the other side of the globe.
Key Ingredient Market, a food processor of unique hand-crafted spreads and dips that got its start at farmers’ markets, spent its first five years using ice cream scoops to hand-fill their 6.5 oz. tubs. When it came time for the business to expand, it needed new equipment that could help it grow. Knowing that uncompromising quality is at the heart of the company’s success, Key Ingredient chose metal detection to improve quality and safety in its operations.
Modern X-Ray systems are very specialized, efficient, advanced, and are commonly used in a range of industries for inspection purposes, including medical diagnostics; food and pharmaceutical product inspection; construction (structural, mining and engineering); and security.
Artesan Pharma Gmbh & Co. KG in Lüchow, Germany, demonstrates how an effective program of serialization, i.e. the traceability of medicines, can successfully be put into practice in today's pharmaceutical industry.
Amway, the world’s largest direct selling business, is often called the original social network. In this environment, success is driven by the power of relationships and a strong sense of responsibility prevails, including a commitment to maintain the highest product quality. This led Amway to turn to implement food product inspection equipment and establish a collaborative problem-solving relationship. Amway has now installed six X-Ray inspection systems and eight Hi-Speed checkweighers at their state-of-the-art food manufacturing facility that produces Nutrilite® nutritional powered products such as the top-selling All Plant Protein Powder.
The unique characteristics of your product present inspection challenges. Fortunately, there are products to address your specific challenges.
Manufacturers seeking a vision inspection system for round, unoriented containers have two inspection techniques from which to choose. By studying these inspection methods and comparing them to their needs, manufacturers can find the system that is right for them.
Anyone who, like the pharmaceutical industry, operates in a multinational competitive environment with distinct distribution of tasks across global production locations will be particularly hard hit by external cross-border requirements that not only affect manufacturing, but also other key areas within a company.
If you were to take a look at the criminal statistics of any given country, you would soon gather that counterfeits, imitations and fake products are on the rise among international criminal offences. Virtually all sectors have been affected; whether the electronics industry, the pharmaceutical industry, the automotive industry or the capital goods industry. It is an alarming development that has led governments and international organizations to draw up laws and measures against this growing crime.
Pharmaceutical serialization is a testing and monitoring system (also known as Track & Trace) designed to prevent product counterfeiting – an issue that affects an estimated 10% of drugs sold worldwide. This white paper offers guidance on Track & Trace practices, the importance of consistency and transparency in tracking, how to handle large volumes of data, and much more.
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is an important tool in the pharmaceutical, packaging, and food processing industries. This white paper is intended to serve as a guide for professionals in regulated manufacturing industries who want to understand what OEE can deliver for their business.