Bobst India concentrates on customer engagement

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Puneet Aggarwal, zone sales manager for North, East and South India and Bangladesh in sheetfed for Bobst India at Printpack 2015. Photo PSA

X-ray inspection systemsMettler-Toledo X37 SeriesExtending its range of next generation X-ray inspection systems, Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray has designed the X37 Series for optimum product inspection of tall, rigid containers, including cartons, doypacks, plastic and glass containers and metal cans. Available in a number of flexible technology alternatives, the X37 Series can be configured with different detector sensitivity options supported by a range of power generators, to detect and reject contaminants, such as metal, glass, calcified bone or high-density plastics. This customization enables food and pharmaceutical manufacturers to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and comply with safety regulations and guidelines by consistently guaranteeing contaminant-free products. The X37 Series range can easily be integrated onto existing customer lines, manufacturers can maintain high volume production targets and do not have to reduce line speedsIn order to suit a variety of tall, rigid packaging applications, manufacturers can choose between a 0.4 mm and a 0.8 mm detector diode. The 0.8 mm detector technology is five times more sensitive to X-ray than traditional systems, ensuring unparalleled precision in the contaminant inspection of food and pharmaceutical products. For the inspection of composite cans, cartons, tubes, doypacks and plastic containers, for instance, producers can select a 20 watt generator which can result in a significant reduction of power consumption and cooling requirements, as it offers the same precision as a conventional 100 watt device.

“Traditionally, food processors have needed to implement high power X-ray systems to inspect cans or glass containers at high speeds, sometimes in excess of 1,000 products a minute,” explained Daniela Verhaeg, marketing manager, SBU X-ray Inspection, Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray. “The X37 Series, with its new detector technology and class-leading inspection software, is able to offer equal or, in some cases, improved detection levels whilst typically only needing one-fifth of the standard X-ray energy power consumption. Consequently, this allows food and pharmaceutical manufacturers to substantially reduce operational costs while also maintaining the utmost level of safety and quality for their products.”

The new X-ray range can be fully configured to the particular needs of a specific production facility. Manufacturers can, for example, select different high-speed reject systems to match their production needs and guarantee easy and effective product rejection. Suitable for a wide range of product types, the system is available with fully adjustable pusher and air blast options with a large vision window on the tunnel and chute. An optional removable roller track in the reject chute can also be installed to ensure that products slide down the chute gently and to facilitate easy cleaning.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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