DIR Technologies Brings 100% Inspection and Quality Control to Heat Sealing with New DIR Eye

Automation & Control Systems

DIR Technologies, a provider of quality and process control solutions, along with machine manufacturer Shemesh Automation, have developed the DIR Eye, which was formally introduced at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2015 as an integrated feature on Shemesh’s SealPro Total thermo sealer. Visitors witnessed the machine sealing each package and then immediately inspecting the sealing quality without slowing down the packaging process.

Using the DIR Eye system, the SealPro Total automatically cuts the sealing laminate according to product sizes, ensuring both an accurate thermo seal and a correct sealing process.

“The SealPro Total is the first heat sealing packaging machine to provide both the sealing and inspection processes in one integrated unit,” said Shai Shemesh, Managing Director for Shemesh Automation. “This is the future for heat-sealed packaging and, together with DIR Technologies, we are setting what we believe will become a new, heightened standard for packaging heat seal inspection.”

Package heat sealing is utilized in a broad range of industries including: wet wipes, yoghurt, spices, coffee capsules and cosmetics. As such, the possible applications of DIR Eye inspection are vast and the availability of this technology could have a significant impact on industry-wide quality assurance standards.

The DIR Eye offers packagers the proposition that the packaging process is not complete without 100% sealing integrity inspection. Engineering best practices dictate that both input and output of any process are equally controlled, something that cannot be attained via sampling, which generates statistical but incomplete data regarding process quality.