Opacity sensors have a variety of different beneficial usages for manufacturers. At EMX Industries, Inc., we’re in the business of not just producing high quality sensors, such as our OPAX-1000 opacity sensor, but in ensuring they offer valid, reliable applications which effectively solve real problems that occur in everyday usage.
Even with a high quality manufacturing and production process, it can be exceedingly difficult to fill bottles with a liquid product at the exact same level each and every time. And while small margins of error don’t relate to a change in what an end-consumer is actually receiving for their money, it nevertheless can confuse or dismay a potential customer.
Why do two of the same products look different? What does it mean, and what does it say about the company making them? Is this a reliable product to use? Am I getting what I’m paying for? These are all preventable questions and concerns with correct packaging processes.
In such instances, opaque containers are often used so that consumers cannot see those inconsistent fill lines. The same opaque containers also provide additional benefits, such as the effective protection of its contents from light degradation.
Using the OPAX-1000, manufacturers can easily set pass/fail criteria for a minimum level of packaging opacity. It’s an amazingly fast and versatile solution which can be used on-line with your current system, providing real-time quality control, and precise, accurate measurements. Detection speed is unrivaled, with a 100 microsecond discrete output response.
When the sensor receives too much light back from your packaging, meaning its opacity is too low, the red LED instantaneously flashes. Relative Opacity Units are also displayed from 0 to 99, offering an intuitive measurement, threshold and detection system.
From there, numerous adjustments and settings can be utilized to achieve desired results in any production or industrial environment. Defects will be found and weeded out, processes can be adjusted, and problems are solved at the source before they get worse.
Whether you’re a pharmaceutical manufacturer, you’re working with food packaging or you’re producing personal care products, with the OPAX-1000 opacity sensor, you’ll be able to eliminate defects, effectively and efficiently use opaque packaging and containers, and ensure a consistent, reliable end result.
To learn more about the OPAX-1000 opacity sensor and how it can be quickly put to work for your company and processes, contact us today by calling 216.518.9888.
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