A&D Company, Ltd. (Headquarters: Toshima Ward, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Yasunobu Morishima) has added an option for a package seal overlap inspection function to the AD-4991 series/PROTEX series X-ray inspection system. This function contributes to the HACCP management system, which will be implemented from June 2020.

Background Regarding Requests for a Package Seal Overlap Inspection Function

If a product being sealed in a package is caught in the seal, the product’s seal will not be airtight, and quality will not be able to be maintained.

For this reason, there are some users who must utilize a lot of time and effort performing pre-shipment visual inspections to check for seal overlaps.

However, visual checks leave room for worry on some production lines, as some types of packaging don’t allow for the product inside to be seen, and the overlaps cannot be detected with optical cameras or photoelectric sensors.

A&D Package Seal Overlap Inspection Function

A new package seal overlap inspection function has been added as an option to the A&D brand AD-4991 Series/PROTEX series of X-ray inspection systems.

Main Features of the AD-4991 Series and PROTEX Series

  • Most compact system on the market.
  • Simple GUI with a 15” color touchscreen provides for easy operation
  • Quick and stable product setup
  • Comes standard with contaminant detection, shape, counting, positioning and mass estimation inspections capabilities.
  • Suitable for use in HACCP program
  • Easy cleaning and replacment with quick release belt and curtains
  • Stainless and sloped surfaces minimize water collection and maximize cleanability.
  • Safety sensors are embedded at access points to provide additional safeguards against X-ray exposure.

AD-4991 Product Page

A&D Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Toshima Ward, Tokyo, Representative Director and President, Yasunobu Morishima) has launched the HW-CEP/HV-CEP series of intrinsically safe, explosion-proof digital platform scales that can be used in type 0 to type 2 hazardous locations, including factories.

Key Features of the HW-CEP/HV-CEP Series

  • Affordable selection of capacities and readabilities for excellent explosion protection
  • High-speed measurement—response within 1 second (for the HV-CEP series)*1
  • Multi-colored 5-step LED comparator lights
  • Auto-tare and negative comparison functions realizing “take-away” check weighing
  • Highly-visible, LCD display (26 mm character height) with white backlight
  • Quick and easy settings using the alphanumeric keypad
  • Key lock function to prevent operators from making changes to the scale settings
  • IP65 dust & waterproof base unit with a stainless steel (SUS430) pan
  • Adjustable response characteristics depending on the degree of drafts and vibrations at the location
  • Display hold function
  • Counting mode function
  • Accumulation (M+) function
  • Approx. 1,500 hours of operation with four D batteries*2
  • Auto power OFF function to save battery power
  • Display angle adjustable to five levels

*1 Time required for the last digit to settle (the stabilization mark will be lit one second after), which is subject to the weighing environment, response characteristic setting and how the target object is placed. With the HW-CEP series, response typically takes not more than 1.5 seconds.
*2 With LED and backlight OFF (or approx. 1,000 hours with LED and backlight ON). The batteries to be used are specified: DURACELL MN1300, ENERGIZER E95, or Panasonic LR20 (XJ).

Main Specifications

Capacity3 kg6 kg15 kg15 kg30 kg60 kg60 kg150 kg220 kg
Readability0.001 kg0.002 kg0.005 kg0.005 kg0.01 kg0.02 kg0.02 kg0.05 kg0.1 kg
Weighing pan250 mm × 250 mm330 mm × 424 mm390 mm × 530 mm
Capacity10 kg60 kg100 kg220 kg
Readability0.001 kg0.005 kg0.01 kg0.02 kg
Weighing pan250 mm × 250 mm330 mm × 424 mm390 mm × 530 mm

HW-CEP/HV-CEP Series Product Page