There are quite a few costs and implications of destructive sample testing, including recycling and carbon footprint. These have made the quest for non-destructive methods for testing double seams in high demand.
What are the ways to do non-destructive seam inspection?
- 360 degree scan of the seam using an optical system such as SEAM360.
- A proactive approach of ensuring that the seamer is always set up combined with a dramatic reduction of destructive sample testing.
- An X-ray solution for double seaming.
Of the 3 approaches, the most popular one so far has been the first. Tools such as SEAM360 provide incredible insight on how the seam can be seen and analyzed in a non-destructive manner. The occasional sectioning of the seam is still required (for FDA/USDA requirements) but are dramatically reduced while.