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Inspection equipment used in scanning baby foods

Supplier: AccuWeigh
30 March, 2011

Inspection equipment is currently being used to ensure baby food and other packaged foods to detect potential organic or metal contaminants.

Supplied by Accuweigh’s Port Adelaide branch, the X-Ray Food Inspection Equipment inspects various types of packaged foods for a South Australian based food processor.

The XR-3000P x-ray inspection equipment is Australian made and manufactured by Applied Sorting Technologies in Melbourne to client requirements to ensure complete compatibility with existing controls on site.

As well as detect contaminants, x-ray inspection equipment also detects variances in food density which allows it to function as a checkweigher to ensure each carton contains the correct number of included boxed products.

The checkweighing functionality of an inspection system can offset the higher initial costs of food x-ray systems by eliminating the need for an additional checkweigher to confirm package weights.

Using its own innovative equipment designs and locally developed software, Applied Sorting provides solutions to all x-ray food inspection equipment needs, including:

  • Contaminant detection of non metallic items such as bones, stone and organics
  • Missing or damaged ingredient inspection for correct count and shape/density
  • Check weighing and under fill detection ensures correct pack weights

Accuweigh is the exclusive Australian re-seller of AST’s range of X-Ray Inspection Equipment & Systems which allows Applied Sorting to pursue an active program of product innovation and to custom build machines for special applications.