At INTERPACK 2017, DIR Technologies to present “I2VS Lite”- The seal inspection solution for any bottle packaging line

At INTERPACK 2017, DIR Technologies to present “I2VS Lite”- The seal inspection solution for any bottle packaging line

Viable for Non-Pharma Sectors such as Food & Beverages, Cosmetics, Agrochemicals, etc. – The Simplified System Provides Induction Sealing Integrity Analysis for 100% of Bottles without Packaging Line Slowdown

 

 

Haifa, Israel – At Interpack 2017, May 3-10, Dusseldorf,  DIR Technologies, a provider of quality and process control solutions for pharmaceutical primary packaging, will present the simplified version of the internationally awarded  Induction Integrity Verification System (I2VS) for bottles, which employs a pioneering application of thermal imaging for induction integrity assurance.  The I²VS Lite will be demonstrated at DIR Technologies’ show booth, 8A/B48.

I²VS Lite utilizes the same dynamic thermal imaging technology as the original I²VS and, in terms of both machines’ primary purpose of induction seal inspection and analysis, is identical to its predecessor.  The systems provide induction sealing integrity analysis for 100% of bottles without packaging line slowdown by performing inspection through the closed cap, without physical contact in an entirely passive, non–destructive fashion.

The groundbreaking infra-red technology, which was recognized with a 2015 Innovation Award at June’s ACHEMA World Forum in Germany, has the potential to cause an industry-wide paradigm change, as it renders obsolete conventional inspection techniques that rely on destructive, imperfect and often line-slowing sampling.

Since its introduction in 2014, the I2VS was chosen by leading pharmaceutical companies worldwide. More than 10 systems were installed and validated and have been running to the entire satisfaction of the users. Another 10 systems are in the process of being integrated this year.

I²VS Lite is a simplified version of the original, adapted to non-pharmaceutical packaging lines and more economically viable than the heftier original. The machine’s chief objective – namely, DIR Technologies’ signature 100% in-line non-destructive induction seal inspection and analysis – is fully intact with the I²VS Lite. For the first time DIR’s potentially game-changing technology is presented in a configuration that is suited to a wide range of packagers including those in food & Beverages, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, automotive and other industries.

Fabian Schapiro, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for DIR Technologies: “The idea to make a simpler system with the same inspection capabilities but less functionality came up from the market pretty early. When we started to promote our I2VS  to the pharmaceutical industry, we’ve been addressed by several non-pharma manufacturers that were excited about the new possibility to inspect 100% of their bottle’s seals. The price of the system, dictated by the tough pharmaceutical lines regulatory demands, was a barrier in many cases. The  I²VS Lite is a great option at an affordable price”

About DIR Technologies

DIR Technologies is the developer and provider of first-in-industry thermography-based inspection solutions for pharmaceutical primary packaging quality assurance and process control.  DIR solutions offer a quantum leap from commonly used methods of sampling by providing 100% in-line, non-intrusive inspection that does not result in production slowdown.  DIR Technologies is leading the way in the use of thermal imaging in the pharmaceutical industry for PAT applications and has filed several patents on the subject.

The company was established in 2009 and is jointly owned by giant Pharma Pfizer Inc.. (www.pfizer.com) , major Israeli defense companies Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, LTD (www.rafael.co.il) and Elbit Systems (www.elbitsystems.com), and Israeli-American fund SCP Vitalife (www.scpvitalife.com).

DIR Technologies is located in Haifa, Israel.  For more information visit: www.dir-technologies.com.