1465684363DWFritz Automation, a provider of automation solutions for advanced manufacturing, announced that it has released the first seal inspection system to automate the inspection of class II and III medical device and supply packages. The Automated Seal Inspection system (ASI) verifies the integrity of sterile package seals while simultaneously reducing manual inspection costs. ASI is designed to detect hair, foreign particles, voids, weaknesses, and other defects.

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ASI inspects all sides of the seal by drawing in the packages on an automated conveyor and picking them up with a specially designed vacuum chuck that can pick up even porous packages. ASI scans the packages over several rows of high resolution cameras using a highly specialized lighting technique called disruptive total internal reflection. Defects down to less than 50 microns can be seen. This is less than the width of a single human hair.

In addition to inspecting the seals of medical devices and supplies, DWFritz creates…

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