The Business Challenge

Found in many households, classrooms and workplaces, the humble Blu Tack is a reusable putty-like adhesive that is commonly used to attach lightweight objects. Traditionally it is blue in colour however today it can be found in various other colours.

The composition is a non-soluble, synthetic rubber compound that is highly flexible and non-flammable. Below is a test we carried out to see what the detection sensitivity for detecting foreign contaminants would be for a compound like this.

The product is fed through our x-ray system via a conveyor, and was tested with a number of test card pieces. The results can be seen below.

The Results

X-ray | Blu Tack Detection Sensitivity 

The A&D ProteX X-ray unit can easily be set-up in a production line.

  • X-ray technology that meets or exceeds the quality requirements of manufacturing and retail standards.
  • High precision inline detection of many contaminants including and not limited to: glass, metal, stone, bones, some plastics, etc
  • Automated functions reducing times for calibration or servicing
  • Reliable inspection of a large number of packs a day
  • Total peace of mind for the manufacturer and consumers
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    From raw ingredients to the store shelves, product inspection is a key component of ensuring quality in your manufacturing facility, one you shouldn’t trust to just anyone.

    • A&D is an established global company that has been a trusted provider of long-lasting and reliable measurement instrumentation for over 40 years.
    • A&D provides checkweighers and metal detectors suitable for direct food contact, meeting USDA standards.
    • Our systems can handle the environment and are designed to deliver reliable and repeatable results, and they are commonly used throughout the food and beverage industry today.
    • Our intuitive software and user interface is easy to configure, making product changeover as simple as pressing a button.
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