Heat Sealing Solutions for Food Packaging
The portion of the web that has material cut from it is weakened. The web must be monitored for breakage to ensure that trays do not leave the process without being properly sealed.
Clear object detection is a common challenge on food line applications such as tray and web break detection. The food trays and heat sealer film is often a transparent material, which can be challenging to sense correctly. Banner has multiple products with advanced technology to that make clear object detection easy. Alerting operators of any errors, jams, replacements, or breaks is also easy with a variety of bright LED lighting and indication solutions.
The S18U Series Ultrasonice Sensor monitors loop control on a food packaging line to detect any breaks or tears in the clear plastic film. The S18U detects targets regardless of color or transparency.