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(Moncton, NB) MMAAZZ, the leading smart in-line sensor provider for the food and beverage industry and a division of Masitek Instruments Inc., is very pleased to announce that the world’s second largest bottler of wines and spirits, Pernod Ricard Group of Paris, has put ShockQCTM to use in their Arkansas plant. The site is the world’s only production and bottling facility for Kahlua liqueur.
(Moncton, NB) MMAAZZ, the leading smart in-line sensor provider for the food and beverage industry and a division of Masitek Instruments Inc., is very pleased to announce that they have secured a business agreement with Australia’s largest brewer, Lion Beer. The company has four large and four small breweries across the country and while their main focus is beer, they also produce three popular cider brands.
(Moncton, NB) MMAAZZ, the leading smart in-line sensor provider for the food and beverage industry and a division of Masitek Instruments Inc., is pleased to announce further expansion of their product sales to AB InBev, the world’s largest brewing company. MMAAZZ has previously supplied ShockQCTM , PressureQCTM, and VerticalQCTM, to many of the brewer’s global facilities and the results at those locations lead to the purchase.
As we've established, the Vidrala Impact Index is an exciting new tool for fillers to rate their line's impact performance. This post shows you how to measure VII using smart in-line sensors.
In the second post of this VII series, we’ll explore how impact affects glass container strength and the effects of multiple impacts of varying intensity.
VII is set to become an important measurement for glass packaging operations.
A useful measurement tool to rate a line's impact performance, VII is defined as the number of impacts, with the same magnitude of the IPS rating of the bottle, that would produce a similar breakage probability.
(Moncton, NB) MMAAZZ, a division of Masitek Instruments and Vidrala S.A. are pleased to announce the joint release of the Vidrala Impact Index (VII) and corresponding measurement capability using smart in-line sensing technology.
BrauBeviale, the European trade fair for the beverage industry is taking place from November 13th through 15th, 2018, in Nuremberg, Germany and the MMAAZZ team will be there! This year’s theme, “The art of brewing goes digital,” definitely reflects our smart in-line sensor technology and our latest innovation, ScuffQC, which we’re excited to introduce at the show.
Rapidly being adopted across the bottling and packaging industry, smart in-line sensors add valuable data to inform the production process.
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(Moncton, NB) MMAAZZ, the leading smart sensor provider for the food and beverage industry and a division of Masitek Instruments Inc., has signed agreements with China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited (CR Beer) for use of their PressureQC and SeamerQC sensor products.
(Moncton, NB) MMAAZZ, the leading smart sensor provider for the food and beverage industry and a division of Masitek Instruments Inc., is very pleased to announce that they have recently completed a business agreement which will take their solutions to a tequila line in Mexico.
(Moncton, NB) MMAAZZ, the leading smart in-line sensor provider for the food and beverage industry and a division of Masitek Instruments Inc., has added Gerber, a brand of food giant Nestle to the growing list of packaging companies looking to improve their productivity.
(Moncton, NB) MMAAZZ, the leading smart in-line sensor provider for the food and beverage industry and a division of Masitek Instruments Inc., has added Heineken to the list of bottlers that are taking advantage of the company’s sensor products to improve productivity on their lines. The addition of Heineken into the company’s client list marks a milestone in that the world’s top three brewing companies now deploy the sensors on their lines.
(Moncton, NB) MMAAZZ, the leading smart sensor provider for the food and beverage industry and a division of Masitek Instruments Inc., is very pleased to announce that they have recently signed on their first Coca-Cola bottler who will initially be using their ShockQC product to reduce damage on their lines.
If you’ve been following my posts in this IPS series; we’ve already discussed what IPS (Inches Per Second) measurement is and how it relates to the bottling industry.
Basically, IPS is the glass industry’s strength rating of any given bottle.
This post will take a more technical ‘deep-dive’ into other methods of measuring IPS and introduce a more dynamic IPS calculation for fillers and glass manufacturers alike.
In my last post, I explained that the IPS (Inches Per Second) measurement came about as a strength rating for glass producers.
Today, IPS is fast-becoming a vital measurement tool for fillers trying to design and process a lightweight bottle design without reaching a breaking point (literally) where it cannot withstand the impact it receives on a given line.
When I started out in this industry I asked a lot of questions to better understand IPS. As anyone who has ever Googled ‘IPS Glass’ or an equivalent search string can attest, it’s historically been a term used in glass production and isn’t particularly well documented outside of that industry.
So, let’s dig into what an IPS rating of a bottle really means.
In his ‘How to Differentiate Your IoT Product: Provide Insights Not Data’ article in last month’s Tech Product Management, author Daniel Elizalde shared a story that stuck with me and I wanted to share:
There’s an old joke that goes something like this: A shepherd is looking after his herd when suddenly a young man in a sports car stops by. The young man asks the shepherd, “If I can guess how many sheep you have, can I keep one of them?” The shepherd agrees. The young man starts running calculations using the latest and greatest technology. “You have 280 sheep,” he says.
The shepherd sighs and tells the young man, “If I guess what your profession is, can I get my sheep back?” The young man agrees. “You are a consultant,” he says. Surprised, the young man asks, “How did you know!” “Well, you are charging me a steep price, you are telling me something I already know, and obviously you know nothing about my business because you are taking away my dog!”
- Daniel Elizalde
Glass packaging isn’t going anywhere.
If you need proof, look to the statistics:
In my position, I’m fortunate in that I travel to all parts of the world – particularly Europe – quite frequently. So, the fact that in less than two months I am heading back to Germany wouldn’t normally be newsworthy - except that it is.
(Moncton, NB) MMAAZZ, the leading smart sensor provider for the food and beverage industry and a division of Masitek Instruments Inc., is pleased to announce a long-term partnership agreement with the renowned Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf (HSWT) University of Applied Sciences in Freising, Germany.
(Moncton, NB) MMAAZZ, the leading smart sensor provider for the food and beverage industry and a division of Masitek Instruments Inc., will be displaying their smart sensor solutions at the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry in September. The Drinktec event will coincide with the preliminary release of MMAAZZ’s ground-breaking glass study.
Tracy Clinch usually hesitates before revealing numbers about her company. The president and CEO of Masitek Instruments Inc. is careful about revealing too much about the Moncton-based company that helps manufacturers reduce container damage on production lines.
But what she does reveal tells the story of dramatic growth.
New Brunswick-based Masitek makes sensor-enabled ‘smart’ devices that help food manufacturers minimize damage and losses during processing and handling.
From its humble beginnings in New Brunswick, Masitek is fast becoming a global go-to technology resource that is helping food and beverage makers worldwide minimize product damage and losses.
Have faith soon after Tracy Clinch joined Masitek in 2012, the company faced an ultimatum.
After achieving significant ROI from the use of MMAAZZ sensor products at their plant in Wuhan, China; Anheuser-Busch InBev, the largest global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer product companies, has once again called on MMAAZZ to optimize performance of their bottling and packaging lines. The latest installation includes several US-based plants, including their bottling operations in St. Louis, Missouri.
Tracy Clinch, President and CEO of MASITEK Instruments Inc., is pleased to announce that their MMAAZZ Technology division is partnering with the highly respected Spanish testing facility, CTM Centre Tecnologic to extend the life of reusable glass and aluminum bottles through the reduction of “scuffing” on the bottling line.
I open my car door at the flick of a finger, my keys still securely in my purse and as I step inside my seat adjusts to my preference (hubby likes his further back). My phone connects automatically and starts into my latest Spotify list. As the engine warms up I’m warned of low tire pressure – guess I’ll have to check that out later.
E. & J. Gallo Winery, the world’s largest winery based in Modesto, California is the latest top bottling company to deploy MMAAZZ Technology’s ShockQC™ and PressureQC™ sensor solutions in their continued efforts to streamline production.
(Moncton, NB) MMAAZZ Technology, a global leader in smart sensors for food and beverage industries is showcasing the latest in-line sensors for over 37,000 visitors at Europe’s BrauBeviale. The beverage sector event which takes place in Nuremburg, Germany from November 8-10, 2016 will mark the first public viewing of MMAAZZ’s latest innovation, SeamerQC™.
The idea of having sensors on a bottling or canning line is brilliant. The fact that a line operator can have dashboards and data streamed to their tablet wirelessly has been “one giant leap” for the industry whether you want to call it Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing or IIoT. In some ways it was like that first step on the moon because it was totally uncharted territory.
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s leading global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies, has signed on with MMAAZZ Technology to use their ShockQC™ and PressureQC™ solutions to zero in on issues discovered with new lines at their plant in Wuhan, China.
In the Cambridge English Dictionary, the word generation is stated as being, “a period of about 25 to 30 years, in which most human babies become adults and have their own children”. Perhaps a generation ago, we most often thought about the word in this context. Today’s definition is technology-centric, “a group of products or machines that are all at the same stage of development.”
Somewhere along the line I heard a wonderful quote that was stated to be an old Chinese expression, “A problem recognized is half solved” but it was Charles Kettering, the famed inventor and former head of research for GM, who is noted as saying, “A problem well-stated is half-solved.”
As a small company in Atlantic Canada that makes specialized products for use in manufacturing, MASITEK Instruments Inc., needs to muster all the resources that it can in order to get ahead in the world.
MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA – Tracy Clinch, President and CEO of MASITEK Instruments Inc., the global leader in virtual remote sensing technology, announced today that renowned technology sales and corporate development professional Pablo Asiron has joined the company as its Executive Vice-President of Global Business Development.