Mechanical Vacuum Leak Detector
Equipment Function Synopsis
The ADR (Automatic Deflection Rejector) series of instruments developed by
Food Instrument Corporation uses the basic principal of measuring the deflection of
the metal lid via electromagnetic, electro-mechanical proximity sensing. Microprocessor-based
electronics, preprogrammed to the selected parameters, determine the quality assurance level desired.
Elimination of defects is accomplished by means of an air-ram/solenoid rejector mounted online
firing bad product containers into a carry-off bin or conveyor.
Each processed container
will normally develop a vacuum (in some applications, pressure), which will be consistent for all
same-configuration containers under consistent process conditions. This vacuum or pressure will
cause the lid to draw in (or bulge) a distance proportional to the difference in internal pressure
and outside atmospheric pressure.
The upper and/or lower limits for an acceptable range
of deflection can then be calculated. All product containers falling outside these preset limits
will be removed from the conveyor processing line.
Total Quality Management can then be
employed using customer defined Statistical Process Control parameters enabling Continuous Quality
Improvement. Unacceptable quality product may result from any number of deviations in the
manufacturing process. Reliable removal of defective product is a must in today's consumer-driven
Virtually all name-brand food & beverage processors insist upon making these quality checks during
processing rather than risk waiting until the process is finished and containers have temperature
stabilized (or finished incubation period). Corrective action can be implemented immediately if excessive
rejects occur or such functions as the rolling average program are utilized and monitored to alert
operating personnel to manufacturing and production deviations in real time.
In these times of lean human resources, manufacturing facilities demand nothing less. Our manufactured
equipment comes standard with a NEMA Type 6 Rating water proof electronics enclosure designed to withstand
CIP (Clean in Place) wash down procedures. In addition we provide a remote configuration in which the
control panel is located in our locking stainless steel & windowed NEMA Type 4X rating sealed-cabinet.
This remote configuration minimizes unit exposure to extreme environments while maintaining immediate
access to instrument operation.
This total quality control lid seal integrity equipment enables each processor to meet their own
high quality standards & the demanding requirements of today's consumer driven food market place.
FIC has climbed to the top, succeeding as one of the top manufacturers of quality control
FIC will provide
in plant installation and also classes on setup, maintenance and operation of our equipment.
Please call or email us for pricing on our service visits.
can be sent back to us for testing and repair. No RMA is required. Please send all
Food Instrument CorporationWe do ask that when you send your unit in for repair that
your contact name and also information on what the symptoms are would accompany
your unit for a quicker turnaround.
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