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Supplier: Heat and Control
08 May, 2014

Choosing an inspection system that assists in complying with government regulation and minimises risk through the detection and removal of contaminants can be a difficult decision.

Inspection systems cover a wide range of industries that rely on the detection of harmful contaminant materials in food processing and packaging lines, from x-ray inspection, checkweighers, optical sorting equipment and metal detection systems.

Heat and Control works with the world's leading inspection technology manufacturers and offers a broad range of equipment solutions depending upon the processors specific application.

Ishida DACS checkweighers reliably inspect the accuracy of upstream filling and casepacking.

The DACS-G multi-range weighing capacity allows one checkweigher to satisfy a wide variety of product sizes and speed requirements with optimal accuracy.  Whether you're filling or inspecting a product count, you can rely on the accuracy and efficiency of Ishida weighers and checkweighers.

Waterproof and corrosion-resistant models with IP69K rating are available for use in meat, dairy and seafood processing plants, and other demanding production environments. The all stainless steel construction and open frame design with circular pipe legs prevent dust and product build-up, and provide convenient access for cleaning.

Weighing data from the DACS-G can be saved and managed in digital format on a PC. This not only allows production status to be checked in a timely manner from a location remote from the production site, but also means that acquired weighing data can be collected and analysed to improve the productivity of the entire line.

Ishida DACS-G series checkweighers can be custom designed to suit many applications.  Ishida also offers are range of X-ray Inspection systems.

You probably already know that X-ray inspection accurately detects bone, metal, plastic, and other foreign objects.  But did you know that Ishida X-ray technology can further enhance product safety and risk management programs by detecting imperfections unrelated to contamination?

The IX-GA's unique image processing algorithm generates and analyses image data for each product over time. As a result, the system develops a high sensitivity that more clearly identifies any foreign materials.

To help you decide if X-ray is right for your company, view Ishida's white paper titled “Do I need X-ray inspection?” in the Industry Resources section of our website www.heatandcontrol.com or contact us for an Ishida X-ray demonstration today.

ODENBERG and BEST, part of TOMRA Sorting Food, is another range exclusive to Heat and Control.  Part of the TOMRA range provides analytical and sorting solutions for the meat industry. Next to fat, protein and moisture analysis in meat, they also offer solutions for detection of objects such as plastic and bone.

The QVision fat analysis machine allows production facilities to provide consistent product quality and raw material control that brings both large savings by increasing profitability and simplifying daily operation. Typical applications for the machine are ground and diced meat as well as small trim.

The QVision sets a new benchmark for accuracy and consistency of real time, in-line meat analysis, simplifying operating processes and saving time. The system gauges fat, protein, moisture, colour, temperature and weight in all types of meat – fresh or frozen – at any grind size, across the full width of its conveyor belt, easily handling an unrivalled 30 tons per hour.  

Next to the Process Analytics solutions, the company has enhanced solutions for the sorting of meat applications. Sorting foreign objects out of IQF meat, pork rind, bacon bits, trace lean, QVision has the unique capability to take out glass, plastics, metal, bone fragments, wood, collagen, tissue, paper, cardboard, etc.  The free fall sorter uses a combination of laser and camera to detect these different types of FM with high accuracy.

By using optical sorting solutions, companies no longer need to rely on manual inspection and food safety is significantly higher.

If metal detection is the inspection technology you're after, consider CEIA.

CEIA MS-21 Multi-Spectrum metal detectors eliminate the waste and delay of false rejects caused by product effect, yet maintains the highest level of sensitivity to all metal contaminants.

Using the world's only multi-spectrum technology, the CEIA MS-21 outperforms multi-frequency metal detectors for inspection of high product effect foods such as fresh meats, cheese, frozen and non-homogeneous foods.  Product effect occurs when conductive elements in foods (such as moisture, salt, or iron) alter the electromagnetic field of a metal detector. This simulates the presence of metal when none exists, triggering a false reject of perfectly saleable product.

CEIA's Multi-Spectrum technology differentiates between metal contaminants and product effect conditions, something multi-frequency detectors have difficulty doing reliably. CEIA Multi-Spectrum technology eliminates this problem.

The MS-21 continuously tests and readjusts its detection characteristics to ensure maximum stability and performance.