Eagle Product Inspection has released the Eagle Pack 240 XE X-ray system. The system operates with Eagle’s SimulTask XE image analysis software, a traceability tool designed to aid compliance with HACCP principles.
The Intermec SG10T is a simple, affordable and reliable handheld barcode reader designed for small to medium-sized businesses. Providing good performance in a stylish point-and-shoot form factor, the device uses solid-state imaging technology to read all common 1D barcodes with ease and is suitable for entry-level countertop reading needs.
The tna intelli-scan 2 comprehensive date code assurance system and the intelli-read 3 integrated barcode scanning system can be used to accurately verify products on the tna robag vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) bagger, while retaining a high level of flexibility and simplicity for food manufacturers.
Mettler-Toledo Safeline has launched its Due Diligence Enhancement for its metal detection systems to strengthen control and security at critical control points (CCP) on food processing and packing lines. Multiple design features ensure the metal detection enhancement delivers an increased level of failsafe functionality resulting in increased product safety as well as compliance with legislation and retailer guidelines. Food manufacturers also benefit through avoiding the risk of product recalls and potential damage to their brand reputation.
Modern X-ray inspection systems can find contaminants in multitextured foods, tin cans, foil pouches and more. The detectors are evolving to function as a both a management tool and food safety measure.
Sick’s IVC-3D stainless steel smart camera has been specially designed for harsh environments combining imaging, lighting and analysis in a single, robust, stainless steel housing.
KromaKing DecoScan allows canmakers to convert manual operator inspection stations to fully automated entire label colour decoration inspection systems, which helps to eliminate the loss of saleable product.
The Camsensor Q:Seal Tray Pack system checks the seal integrity of thermo-formed food trays in order to eliminate product or foreign matter contaminating the seals.
Mettler Toledo has released ProdX, a data management connectivity software solution that integrates data collection for check weighing, metal detection and X-ray technologies. Built on four principles - safety, clarity, productivity and security - ProdX is a centralised software platform enabling real-time performance monitoring from multiple locations.
Nelson-based biscuit manufacturer David Crispo was refused entry to the US when border security at LAX first detected a metallic object somewhere on the man at a security checkpoint. Crispo, whose company produces Li’l Tart brand individually packaged biscuit tarts for the airline industry, was visiting the US to exhibit his new range of pre-packaged in-flight biscuits at the bi-annual Airline Food Service & Supplier Fair in Orange County, CA.
The Camsensor Q:Seal Tray Pack system checks the seal integrity of plastic trays containing food products. It provides a comprehensive quality control of the seal area to prevent food spoilage and ensure clean seals.
The image-processing code reader Lector 620 series is suitable for all code types and marking methods. It features compact design, industry-compatible integration into different IT environments, intuitive operation and good reading performance for product traceability and protection against product counterfeiting. Variant types in the series include: Eco as the basic variant, Standard as the device for rapid implementation of universal applications, and High Speed for high-speed solutions, among other things, in packaging or document handling as well as DPM for markings applied directly.
The Dalsa BOA M1280 vision system is an integrated optical inspection tool for quality inspection and factory automation. It comprises all the elements of an industrial machine vision system in a small, smart-camera-style package.
The Dalsa BOA Smart Camera is packaged with application software and is available in monochrome, colour and high-resolution models. Providing a scalable vision solution, the camera is suitable for a range of applications including positioning robotic food handlers, blister pack verification and bottle cap and safety seal verification.
The OnVu ICE time temperature indicator can be used on food packaging to monitor the cold chain for chilled and deep-frozen food. Manufacturers, retailers and consumers will be able to tell at a glance whether ice-cream, pizza, fish or any other products were kept constantly deep-frozen or should rather be discarded because the cold chain was interrupted significantly.