Peco InspX Announces Two Innovative Seal Integrity Solutions for Pouches


FREMONT, CALIFORNIA —August 19, 2015 — Peco InspX is pleased to announce the commercial availability of two seal integrity inspection solutions for pouches.  Both of these solutions are designed to rapidly and accurately inspect liquid, gas or combination liquid and gas filled bags.  Leaky pouches are problematic not only because of product spoilage but also due to collateral damage to adjacent pouches.  

The PouchScan system employs an innovative servo motor squeezing approach that learns the ”squeeze profile” of a pouch and can readily detect leaks as small as 1mm pinholes while inspecting pouches inlineat speeds up to 160 pouches per minute.

Peco InspX also offers the PouchScan Thermal, which provides accurate thermal imaging system for products that are warm/hot sealed relative to the surrounding environment.  The PouchScan Thermal can operate at higher speeds than the Pouchscan and find seal imperfections that are between 1mm and 3 mm in width.   Both machines are designed to offer a very low false reject rate.

Like all Peco InspX products, both of these leak detection systems offer simple setup and are carefully designed for ease of use.  Both systems can be rapidly “trained” by running few leak-free pouches through the system and it is ready to operate.

 These new PouchScan offerings complement Peco InspX’s existing Vac Trac III dud detection solution, which is designed to provide seal integrity verification on containers with metal enclosure seals, such as metal cans or glass jars with metal lids.

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About Peco Controls and InspX LLC

Peco Controls and InspX LLC are leading providers of advanced technology inspection solutions for the food and beverage industries.  With headquarters in Fremont, CA, the company serves customers around the world and inspects over 120 million food and beverage containers daily.   The company specializes in accurate high speed package inspection in machines that are easy to use with a low cost of ownership.


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Upgraded Vision System Offers Improved Usability and Performance


FREMONT, CALIFORNIA —May 22, 2015 — Peco InspX is pleased to announce performance updates to its LabelScan and CapScan vision systems. These vision systems are unique in the industry for their exceptionally easy setup via their “learn” training feature that allows product setup in minutes compared to complex setup programming typically required in traditional vision systems.  Because the LabelScan and CapScan systems develop a detailed understanding of what identifies a “good” product, deviations/defects from the learned “good image” are easily identified.

These recent product updates improve the vision system’s accuracy, particularly under variable speed and extremely high speed conditions.  The system software also has enhancements for detecting the presence/absence of specific product features.  One application where these updates offer a meaningful performance improvement is on dent detection of metal lids and cans.   Dents can be readily detected and dents in non-critical containers can be “learned” so that they are not rejected.

Peco InspX leverages sophisticated image processing software from Sightech Machine Vision Systems of Modesto, CA.

For more information, please visit:

About Peco Controls and InspX LLC

Peco Controls and InspX LLC are leading providers of advanced technology inspection solutions for the food and beverage industries.  With headquarters in Fremont, CA, the company serves customers around the world and inspects over 120 million food and beverage containers daily.  The company specializes in accurate high speed package inspection in machines that are easy to use with a low cost of ownership.


Media Contact

Allan Anderson

(510) 226 6686








Expo Pack Mexico 2014: Targeted Solutions For Every Industry

Approximately 30,000 packaging professionals and buyers, primarily from North and Central America, will attend Expo Pack Mexico 2014, the largest packaging and processing show in Latin America. The exposition takes place June 17 through 20, 2014 at Centro Banamex in Mexico City. As leading providers of inspection systems for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries, Peco | InspX will participate in Expo Pack Mexico 2014, helping companies learn about targeted packaging inspection solutions for their industry.

Expo Pack Mexico 2014 brings together packaging industry professionals from around the world.

What Is Expo Pack Mexico 2014?

The largest packaging and processing show in Latin America, Expo Pack Mexico 2014 brings together packaging and processing suppliers and companies that need packaging technology, in an event that is considered a leading opportunity for learning about packaging trends and meeting new suppliers. Peco | InspX is involved in inspection and packaging for the food and beverage industry, the personal care sector, pet foods, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, and others. Peco | InspX's attendance at Expo Pack Mexico 2014 will be of great interest to the range of industries participating there.

Peco | InspX and Packaging in North and Central America

Economic conditions in Mexico are currently quite favorable for capital investment projects, according to Enrique Guzman, director of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The PMMI 2013 "Mexico Packaging Machinery Market Study" reviewed market data and conducted interviews to analyze packaging machinery demands in the Mexican market and found interest in ambitious investment projects, particularly in the food, personal care, and pharmaceuticals markets. The companies interviewed for the PMMI study expected to spend an average of 17% more on packaging machinery in 2014 compared to 2013, and happen to represent some of the most important sectors served by Peco | InspX. 

Inspection of Packaged Goods Critical

Peco | InspX is a leader in inspection technology for packaged goods, providing x-ray inspection machines, fill level monitors, and vacuum verification technologies. By developing innovations that allow real-time analytics, Peco | InspX now gives the packaging inspection sector the power of harnessing big data as so many tech sectors are doing. And by placing emphasis on research and development - particularly in enhancement of x-ray tube life and machine functionality - Peco | InspX has introduced improvements such as:

• Better ability to detect insert presence within packages
• Better weight accuracy and improved check weigh features
• Quick-release pipelines that are easier to clean
• A more user-friendly computer interface
• Expanded remote diagnostics capabilities

Peco | InspX, global leader in packaging inspection technology, will attend Expo Pack Mexico 2014.

Bringing Extensive Packaging Industry Experience to Expo Pack Mexico 2014

Peco Controls developed the first inductive can sensor in 1953, and since that time has continued to develop sensors for packagers, bottlers, and fillers. There are companies today still using Peco systems installed 30 years ago - a true a testament to the company's high standards for quality. InspX was incorporated in 2000 as a subsidiary of Peco Controls, and is committed to the science and application of x-ray technology in the food and beverage sector. Together, Peco |InspX is a leader in providing inspection and product handling technology for high speed packaging lines. Expo Pack Mexico 2014 provides the perfect environment to showcase these technologies for attendees from North and Central America and around the world.

Expo Pack Mexico 2014 Is a "Don't Miss" Event

With over a thousand international exhibitors and nearly 30,000 industry professionals in attendance, Expo Pack Mexico 2014 is the largest packaging and processing event in Latin America. Exhibitors and attendees represent the following industries:

• Packaging
• Food processing
• Converting
• Containers
• Materials
• Packing components
• Sustainable services

Expo Pack Mexico is a key worldwide gathering for pursuing and sustaining success in the packaging sector. Industry experts predict 6% to 8% growth in Mexico's packaging machinery market this year, and with global offices in Australia, North, Central, and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, Peco | InspX is ready to meet packaging inspection needs throughout the world.

Other Expos To Check Out In 2014

Interpack 2014

FoodPro 2014

FoodPro 2014: Food Manufacturing Event of the Year

Over 8,500 leading professionals in the food packaging sector will attend FoodPro 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre June 22-25. FoodPro is held every three years and is one of the longest running trade shows in Australia, bringing together specialist suppliers, packaging professionals, and food processing technology experts. Over 300 exhibitors will attend, representing manufacturers from all over the world.

Melbourne, Australia hosts FoodPro 2014 June 22-25.

FoodPro 2014 has a global reputation as an event that brings the processing and packaging industry together to establish business ties, solidify existing business relationships, and learn where technology in food manufacturing and processing is headed. Participants consider it the ideal opportunity to take the pulse of the industry and learn how to compete more effectively. The key zones on the convention floor this year will include:

• Meat and Seafood Processing
• Beverage Equipment and Technology
• Ingredients and Additives
• Packaging and Supplies
• Processing Machinery and Equipment
• Food Technology, Testing, and Safety
• Plant Equipment and Technology

Peco | InspX at FoodPro 2014

Peco | InspX, industry leader in packaging inspection technology, will have an exhibit at FoodPro 2014, informing food packaging and processing professionals on the latest in cutting edge technology for packaging inspection equipment. Founded in 1953, Peco Controls is an industry leader in no-touch sensing equipment for packagers, bottlers, and fillers. InspX was incorporated in 2000 as a subsidiary of Peco Controls, and is a vanguard in the science and application of x-ray technology in the food and beverage sector. Because the company offers a complete line of sensors, modules, container stops, and diverters to a global marketplace, Peco | InspX is a key contributor to and participant in FoodPro 2014.

Package and Product Inspection

As just one example of package inspection technology, the ScanTrac systems made by Peco | InspX detect defects and contaminants in metal cans such as glass, bones, stones, and metal. They're among the most robust x-ray inspection machines available today and are designed to minimize false rejects. Because ScanTrac systems offer exceptional repeatability and are not sensitive to product condition, temperature, or humidity, they're ideal for finding defects while minimizing labor necessary for addressing false rejects. 

X-Ray Inspection Technology

Peco | InspX uses x-ray technology for the most effective quality control in food packaging.

X-ray inspection technology is of interest to many of the participants at FoodPro 2014, and Peco | InspX supports x-ray inspection applications for metal cans, glass containers, plastics, and boxes. With a small footprint, the ScanTrac Solo, for example, fits over existing conveyor lines with minimal retrofitting required. It offers the best in rigid container inspection performance in an easy-to-install, easy-to-maintain package. Moreover, this particular system can handle conveyor speeds of up to 700 linear feet per minute.

Fill Level Monitors

Fill level inspection is another technology of interest to FoodPro 2014 attendees. The Peco | InspX FillTrac can monitor up to 2,400 containers per minute and supports a range of important applications, including

• Average fill level calculation
• Headspace verification
• Label assurance
• Minimum solids content verification
• Underfill/overfill inspection

With FillTrac, changes in package weight don't cause problems, and the system is reliable even in harsh environments. Plus, the FillTrac can be set up in less than one foot of linear space, in contrast to checkweighers, which can require up to 12 feet.

Vacuum Verification Systems

Peco | InspX makes the VacTrac system that can verify up to 2,000 containers per minute for container pressure and vacuum. It works by use of an inductive sensor for measuring lid deflection for a container on a line against a reference container. This system has been used to inspect over 10 million containers and counting.

FoodPro 2014 is one of the world's leading manufacturing events. Taking place once every three years, FoodPro 2014 will be in Melbourne, Australia, where it will host over 8,500 industry leaders. Peco | InspX will be there to inform and educate food packaging and inspection technology professionals on products that improve quality control and help them compete more effectively on a global scale.

Other Expos To Check Out In 2014

Interpack 2014

Expo Pack Mexico 2014