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Masitek and Vidrala Partnership Generates Impact Index for Glass Processors

(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. 

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We’re unveiling our latest innovation, ScuffQC™, at BrauBeviale 2018

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.

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3 Ways Beverage & Packaging Operations Can Optimize Shipping with Smart In-Line Sensors

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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Tracking Shipment Damage? The Pros and Cons of each option

Shock Sensors for Shipping in the Packaging Industry: How Shock Loggers, Shock Stickers and Smart In-Line Sensors for Shipping Monitoring Stack Up.

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Why and How Beverage and Packaging Companies Should Use Shock Loggers in Transportation

Shock loggers or shipping monitors are used for reducing transport damages to goods, which in our world means a reduction in packaging damage and loss.

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Connected Supply Chain Creating Total Product Visibility

Why a Connected Supply Chain is Vital for Logistics and Quality Teams in the Food and Beverage Industry.

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MMAAZZ Celebrates Deployments in the Four Largest Brewing Companies Worldwide (CR Beer)

(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. 

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Mexico’s Sauza Tequila Import Company Joins Growing List of MMAAZZ Smart In-Line Sensor Users

(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.

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Nestle Looking to MMAAZZ to Help with Gerber Baby Food Bottle Lines

(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.

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Now Deployed at Heineken, MMAAZZ Smart Sensors in use at the World’s Top Three Breweries

(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.

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Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company (ECCBC) Now Employing MMAAZZ Smart Sensors

(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.

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Out of the Lab and into the Real World –  IPS Measured Dynamically on the Line

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.

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IPS – What It Means & Why it’s a Vital Measurement for Glass Packaging.

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.

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Data vs. Insight: Sharing a timely article and an exciting development

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

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The predictor of glass breakage on the line – a snapshot of IPS and Glass Packaging

Glass packaging isn’t going anywhere.
If you need proof, look to the statistics:

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Changing the packaging industry through data-driven value.

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.

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MMAAZZ Announces Partnership with Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences

(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.

MMAAZZ to Release Glass Study Findings at Drinktec Trade Fair in Messe Munchen, 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.

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ENTREVESTOR: Masitek showing dramatic growth in world markets

Visit this link for the original article at the Chronicle Herald. 

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.

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“Find the markets where you have the highest potential for sales and go all in.”

Visit this link for the original article at ExportWise.

New Brunswick-based Masitek makes sensor-enabled ‘smart’ devices that help food manufacturers minimize damage and losses during processing and handling. 

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New Brunswick’s Masitek Serves Global Brands with Innovative, Cost-saving Technology

Visit this link for the original article at ExportWise.

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. 

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2017 Top 50 CEO Awards by Atlantic Business Magazine: Tracy Clinch

Visit this link for the original article in the Atlantic Business Magazine.

Have faith soon after Tracy Clinch joined Masitek in 2012, the company faced an ultimatum.

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Leading Global Brewer AB InBev Again Chooses MMAAZZ Solutions to Solve Damage on Filling Lines.

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.

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MMAAZZ Technology Joins Spanish Testing Group to Extend the Reusable Life of Glass Packaging.

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.

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A Perception of Extra Sensors: Global Sensor Market Snapshot

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.

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World’s Largest Winery Gallo is the Latest Top Beverage Brand to Deploy MMAAZZ Sensors

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.

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MMAAZZ to Showcase SeamerQC™ at Europe’s BrauBeviale

(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™.

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The next frontier: why exact sized replicas are the ultimate on-the-line smart sensor

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.

 

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Leading Global Brewer ABInBev Chooses MMAAZZ Solutions to Solve Damage on Filling Line.

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. 

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The next generation of smart sensors in canning is 3D (A must read for light-weighting!)

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.”

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What’s really happening on your packaging line? Why you can’t ignore sensors + IIoT any longer.

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.”

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Vidrala Impact Index Series: Measuring impact on the filling line

During the filling process, containers receive hundreds of impacts of varying severity. Over this series of blogs we’ll explain in greater detail, how to measure impact on the filling line, how impact affects glass container strength and introduce the Vidrala Impact Index.

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Vidrala Impact Index Series: Glass container strength versus impact on the line

In the second post of this series, we’ll explore how impact affects glass container strength and the effects of multiple impacts of varying intensity.

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Vidrala Impact Index Series:  Introducing and measuring VII

In this post, we’ll explain the Vidrala Impact Index (VII). Defined as the number of impacts, with the same magnitude of the IPS rating of the bottle, that would produce a similar breakage probability - VII is set to become an important measurement for glass packaging operations.

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No Opportunity Too Tall for Moncton Company

Visit this link for the original article by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. 

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.

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MASITEK Instruments Inc. welcomes tech leader Pablo Asiron as EVP of Global Business Development

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.