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TECHNOLOGY - QA/QC...


Hygienic X-ray solution for high care food environments

The newest in-line Raptor X-ray, Pipeline X-ray and Apollo machines from Fortress Technology Europe are designed to deliver cleanability, hygiene and food protection assurance. FULL STORY...

X-ray detection for hard-to-find contaminants

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched its most advanced x-ray inspection technology to date, delivering the ability to detect low density contaminants in packaged food products. FULL STORY...

Reporting software offers traceability via product inspection equipment

The TRACS (Trending-Reporting-Analysis-Capture-Software), is a graphical reporting software tool from Loma Systems, designed for efficiently monitoring production to identify performance issues. FULL STORY...

Reducing production downtime with digital services

OTTO is a digital service from Busch Vacuum Solutions that combines condition monitoring of vacuum pumps with service packages with the aim of providing high process reliability and lower cost of ownership in factories. FULL STORY...

Next-generation X-ray camera

Deep Detection S.L has secured €1 million funding to launch its PhotoAI technology – a next-generation X-ray camera with deep learning capability for continuous inspection across high-speed manufacturing and detailed security scans.FULL STORY...

Customised weighing and filling system for diced meat

An automated packing line for sticky diced meat, which incorporates two Ishida 12-head Fresh Food Weighers that combine to operate as four separate machines, has met the key challenge of managing the limited space available at Swiss meat processing company, Micarna. FULL STORY...

X-ray support service delivers TCO at less than 3% per annum

Ishida Europe has introduced a complete product offering across its X-ray portfolio that delivers a guaranteed Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of less than 3% per annum over a five-year period. FULL STORY...

Verification system improves label compliance

The Omron V275 series printer-integrated label inspection and barcode verification system helps food manufacturers to more efficiently monitor their product and packaging labels. FULL STORY...

The fastest food combi metal detection system?

The Cerberus Combination Metal Detector and Checkweigher from Sparc Systems is believed to be the fastest food inspection machine on the market today. Capable of checking for metal contaminants, checkweighing and rejecting out of tolerance packs simultaneously at speeds exceeding 200 packs per minute, a special version was recently created for a UK dietary weight company that accurately inspects a record 350 ppm. FULL STORY...

Industry 4.0 capable product inspection management system

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has released an updated version of its ProdX product inspection management software. Based on Industry 4.0 principles of secure machine-to-machine communication, and in preparation for connectivity to the latest data-protective Blockchain technology, it is said to deliver full digital track and trace and real-time food safety compliance. FULL STORY...

Identifying MAP packaging problems

In theory Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) offers a solution that prolongs the shelf life of fruit, vegetables and a wide range of food products. However, it doesn’t always live up to its potential... FULL STORY...

Track-and-trace functionality added to food lines

There is a growing need to provide full traceability of food ingredients and manufacturers of finished products should consider adapting their systems if they are to stay ahead of the curve. FULL STORY...

New belt design enhances grader performance

Ishida Europe has enhanced its FLEX-Grader for fresh poultry and meat with the introduction of a high accuracy weighing platform which allows for more accurate grading and improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). FULL STORY...

Barcode scanner added to metal detector series

Loma Systems has introduced a handheld barcode scanner to help improve supply chain efficiency when used with the IQ4 metal detector series. FULL STORY...

Modular conveyor metal detection system

The new Ceia THS/MBB modular conveyor inspection system, available from MDS is designed specifically to address the demanding requirements experienced in the food industry. The high sensitivity metal detection system is well suited to the automatic elimination of metal contaminants in bottles and other packaged products. FULL STORY...

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