100% Product Inspection


As consumer demands increase, manufacturers and packers are faced with the need to constantly improve product consistency and safety while maintaining a competitive price position.

Protect your brand & increase ROI

100% of products? That sounds expensive and time-consuming

Not only do we believe 100% of products should be inspected, customer after customer tells us that 100% inspection at various stages of production has not only saved their line employees time and reduced error, but they also experience reductions in chargebacks, fees, and even lawsuits or expensive recalls.

One of the reasons these manufacturers are so successful is because they inspect throughout their stages of production.  The reason for this is that hazards or non-conforming products can pose a risk at various points, and finding those contaminants or deformities as early in the process can save on rework, product/packaging materials, etc.

For example, many companies choose to inspect during the phases such as the following:

Mixing
During the mixing process because the wet or dusty environment could cause components to break.

Pre-Packaging
As exposed product runs across conveyors before final packaging to avoid wasting packaging costs.

Pre-Shipment
When product boxes are constructed or during the package seal process because incorrectly prepackaged products can lead to spoilage or breakage.

Because A&D Inspection’s automated systems can process items so quickly and reduce human error, manufacturers often achieve ROI on their inspection equipment in a matter of weeks, depending on throughput, while increasing your product inspection rate to 100%.  This reduces your risk and protects your brand from potential recalls.


What is the alternative to 100% inspection?

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Prior to automated systems, many manufacturers frequently employed sample testing.

During sample testing, producers typically pull 1-10% of product off line and inspect it manually.

This process is very labor-intensive, and it exposes the company to risk because 90%+ of product has not been inspected.


Which inspection systems do I need?

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Because each of the types of product inspection has a different application, many customers manufacturers incorporate all three technologies to increase their safety and quality assurance programs.  However, this it is not always necessary, and your products and processes process will dictate which system(s) will best serve you. 

Our team will provide a consultative approach to help determine where to best take advantage of these technologies to increase your efficiency, quality, and throughput. We can even provide a return on investment report tailored to your business.


What about combination systems?

A&D Inspection’s systems can be paired with one another to provide a combination system. This approach often reduces cost because you can typically use one reject device across all machines. 

Furthermore, our machines will communicate with one another, ensuring that the defective product is accounted for as it passes from one system to the next, including being logged in the systems audit trail.  The detailed inspection history allows users to run reports to see how the machines are performing and what defects are in their process.


How is 100% inspection achieved?

To achieve 100% Inspection, many manufacturers can employ a combination of several inspection systems:

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Checkweighers

If product giveaway and fill is your concern, Checkweighing is your solution.

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X-ray Inspection

X-ray inspection is used to check for multiple contaminants, including glass, metal, plastic etc., and can facilitate your quality assurance programs.

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Metal Detectors

In-line Metal Detectors are used to validate that a product is free from metal contaminants.

Learn more about Metal Detectors