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.
The efficiency of many packaging processes, like flow wrapping with flexible packaging or stacking/filling rigid, thermoformed or injection moulded packaging can be influenced by many parameters. Foremost amongst these is the molecular architecture of the polymer(s) used in the packaging material. This may be even more critical for recycled or reprocessed materials.
Dynamic Inspection recently supplied a Fortress four-lane metal detection system for inspecting frozen meat patties to an Australian manufacturer.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has advised Australians with peanut allergies not to eat imported crumbed fish and crumbed seafood products that could be contaminated with undeclared peanuts.
Standards Australia has announced the draft standard for olive oils is now open for public comment.
Heuft Systemtechnik eXaminer X-ray systems can be used for the quality inspection of filled containers during the production of foods and drinks.
The Loma X4 800XL X-ray inspection system incorporates a large aperture feed system that can handle large products, such as bulk meat, large stacks of food ingredients or large blocks of unprocessed cheese.
The OmniView 360° inspection system has been upgraded and now includes colour and 5 MP high-resolution cameras. OmniView allows detailed inspection and verification of unoriented wine and juice bottles, canned goods, pharmaceutical vials and other cylindrical packages on the production line. Using the Windows 7, 64 bit PCs, OmniView technology inspects products at up to 1200 parts/min without disrupting bottling and packaging lines.
The Apsolute thermal inkjet marking system can be used to meet the increasingly stringent need of manufacturers to track and trace product to the point of production. Designed as a replacement for traditional continuous inkjet, laser, thermal ribbon and other coding technologies for both primary and secondary packaging applications, the system is capable of printing independent information on several production lines simultaneously.
Heuft Systemtechnik has developed a system for optical character recognition which identifies packaging that has not been coded or incorrectly coded in good time and withdraws it from circulation.
The Xray-Hawk is an X-ray inspection system designed to inspect products in aluminium packaging. It is specifically designed to detect foreign bodies such as metal, stone, glass, bone and high-density plastic bodies.
Applied Vision camera-based KromaKing colorimetric tools can help beverage can makers identify the causes of colour nonconformity and decoration defects that result in rejected or hold-for-inspection (HFI) product.
The Dyna-weigh Combicheck integrated product inspection system is a customised, tailored solution intended to meet specific requirements, while at the same time being designed for ease of use and easy maintenance. Wherever possible, the components used are selected as being industry standard and easily upgradeable to futureproof the product.
Recycled paper and board used in food packaging materials (boxes, paper bags) often causes migration of mineral oil into food at levels that are claimed to be unacceptable, according to present toxicological assessments.
Loma Systems’ range of IQ3 metal detectors has been developed with a variable frequency function inside them, allowing automatic detection of contaminants within a wide frequency range (31-882 kHz).