Intravis Inc. of Norcross, Ga., at NPE2012 introduced its BarrierWatcher inspection technology to detect deviations in ethlyene vinyl alcohol and other barrier materials used in food packaging.
The company said that EVOH defects are not visible to the human eye, so traditional methods are labor intensive and time-consuming, requiring part cutting, soaking in iodine and then examining under a microscope.
BarrierWatcher uses a specially calibrated imaging source and camera, making any defects very visible to the eye. Defects are shown by images in dark areas. A lack of EVOH is represented by light or bright areas. The part inspection is easy-to-use and non-destructive.
“BarrierWatcher is extremely accurate for the detection of holes, cracks and flow lines, all while reducing labor costs and guaranteeing high quality parts,” said Intravis CEO Andreas Mueller.
Intravis Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Intravis GmbH of Aachen, Germany.
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