OCS CHECKWEIGHERS SHOWED ITS WIDEST PRODUCT PORTFOLIO EVER AT INTERPACK 2014
During the 20thInterpack edition OCS Checkweighers showcased its most comprehensive product portfolio ever. Covering almost twice the size as the previous stand from Interpack 2011, OCS will answer every aspect of current and future application needs. With OCS’s broad range of inspection solutions for weighing, scanning and verifying, the highest requirements of the packaging industry are perfectly served.
DYNAMIC WEIGHING: 100% INLINE WEIGHT CONTROL UP TO 640 PPM
OCS categorisesitscheckweighers in three product lines: Essential (EC-E), Medium (HC-M) andAvantgarde (HC-A). Each machine is designed to be easily and conveniently integrated into existing production lines andstands for excellent performance. Whilst ensuring the highest reliability, these checkweighers are reading the individual product weight, verifying the reading against the set weight value and rejecting all incorrect weight units automatically. The HC-M and HC-A family offers a huge model variety which is driven by the market demands. The HC-M-WD (protection class IP 69K) for example is made for intensive wash down cleaning regimes and strict hygiene requirements. Self-evident itcomplies to the HACCP and IFS regulations.
OCS machinery leads the way with sophisticated servo drive conveyor technology, for perfect product handling. The technology in the servo drives is second to none and benefits from being practically maintenance free. Product handling is key to customer success. The unique Weigh Cells are based on Electro Magnetic Force Restoration, with distinct competitive advantages such as AVC technology. AVC (Active Vibration Compensation) allows the precise dynamic weighing in even the worst vibration affected environments. AVC is cleverly utilised to compensate for background vibration to ensure consistently accurate weight readings. This technology is not only beneficial in weak building structures or heavy forklift traffic, but even when running speeds over 400 ppm.
X-RAY SCANNING: MUCH MORE THAN SIMPLE CONTAMINATION DETECTION
The application flexibility from thecheckweigher range is also implemented in the comprehensive product portfolio of sophisticated X-ray scanners. The best possible product inspection is guaranteed by utilisinga modular machine design and an intelligent but unique X-ray inspection approach. Scanners by OCS Checkweighers fulfill highest requirements with regards to precise detection and ensure best possible food safety. These scanners not only detect foreign objects and other contaminants such as stones, eventually glass, plastics and bones with a higher density. But furthermore, they detect product flaws such as broken, deformed or incomplete products and rejects them. The unique camera-detector-technology renders product pictures of stunning sharpness and resolution (as high as 0,15 mm). Additionally with its modular design the OCS X-ray range helps customers with bespoke requirements. The X-ray is fitted with a closed water cooling loop. That is compact andsafe.
THE TRACK & TRACE SOLUTION IS CALLED TQS
Building on its experience with custom, high tech applications and with an eye towards the European Commission’s planned introduction of mandatory labeling of pharmaceutical drugs, OCS has expanded its product portfolio by the addition of an extraordinary, new product family.
The Traceable Quality System (TQS) is a comprehensive Track & Trace system. It covers the serialization of the individual packing units and their continuous aggregation. The requirement is to achieve a traceable product flow – from drug manufacturer, through the distribution chain, to the patient for optimal consumer protection and against life threatening product piracy.
TQS is an intuitively operated system, which combines the greatest flexibility with easy handling. A fully integrated single software product manages the operation of all three functional units (product handling, coding, and camera inspection). This thorough integration continues across all levels of aggregation. The TQS system reliably prevents operating errors and interface problems, while delivering the maximum safety and the greatest ease of use.
ADVANTAGE BUILT-IN: EXCELLENCE BY IN-HOUSE DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING
The extraordinary manufacturing depth and the setup of all design and production steps under one roof guarantees the exceptional quality, flexibility and reliability of OCS Checkweighers’ whole array of products. OCS stands for direct communication, perfect customisation to individual needs and a future proofing investment with a guaranteed spare parts service where needed many years down the road.