Eriez® E-Z Tec® X-Ray Inspection Systems Ensure Quality in Pharmaceutical Applications

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  May 19, 2010 — Erie, Pa. — Eriez’ E-Z Tec® X-Ray Inspection Systems deliver the highest level of product and packaging integrity for pharmaceutical applications. “When it comes to foreign object detection, most companies leave themselves vulnerable as they restrict inspection of foreign objects to the tablet press rooms using metal detectors,” says Ray Spurgeon, Eriez Product Manager—Inspection Systems. He continues, “Pharmaceutical processors now have a better choice with Eriez’ sophisticated X-Ray Inspection Systems.”

Eriez X-Ray Inspection Systems employ advanced linear array technology for superior sensitivity, speed and sophistication for both loose product flow and packaged inspection. Eriez X-Ray Inspection Systems monitor product and package attributes such as count, mass, fill level, broken or damaged product, as well as detecting unwanted metals, stone, glass, bone and some plastics.

Spurgeon explains that X-Ray technology offers advantages for pharmaceutical operations over metal detection alone. He says, “Metal detectors do not have the technology to be used on a packaging line when it comes to foil blister packs or safety seals on bottles. For these situations, X-Ray Inspection is a better choice.” He adds, “Eriez’ X-Ray Inspection Systems can also detect when a tablet or capsule is missing or crushed and can confirm the presence of a patient information leaflet. “

Product inspection is achieved through a computer controlled family of low energy generators and a high performance computer image analysis system. This makes Eriez E-Z Tec X-Ray Inspection Systems superior at detecting small statistical variations in the product that signal contamination or deviation from accepted specifications. Sophisticated image processing software provides immediate analysis, detection and rejection – automatically.

Now, Eriez offers Online X-Ray Testing where participants can "virtually" attend material tests in real time via a password-protected Web site. Potential customers can see their products passing through an Eriez E-Z Tec X-Ray Inspection System to determine its performance for foreign object detection, mass, fill level or missing items. Multiple viewers can watch from different locations and ask questions live to Eriez' test personnel.
For more information about E-Z Tec X-Ray Inspection Systems and/or Online X-Ray testing, visit or call Eriez.

Eriez is recognized as world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and inspection applications. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, x-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through ten international facilities located on six continents. For more information, call toll-free (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada. For online users, visit or send e-mail to Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506

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 Contact:Keith Johns 
 E-mail:lwhaling -at- eriez -dot- com 
 Company:ERIEZ View Company Profile 
 Address:work2200 Asbury Road 
 Location:workErie, PA 16506  United States 
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