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).
Hardy Instruments’ Enviro line of sanitary checkweighers meets the needs of the food industry for sanitary checkweighing with electronics that withstand high-pressure, high-temperature washdown environments. The equipment is NTEP Class III certified, having met the National Conference on Weights & Measures’ standards for performance, operating characteristics, features and options of weighing and measuring devices.
IntraVis Vision Systems of Germany has installed its Sample PreWatcher machinery in the Coca-Cola plant in Halle, Germany, and into two large suppliers for Coca-Cola in the USA.
A food X-ray machine is in use at the I Spy Pies processing plant at Maroochydore. The machine is installed on the pie line to ensure the company’s pies are free of physical contaminants.
A metal detection machine was recently commissioned for Mias Bakery in Perth. The machine ensures the company’s bread is free of potential metal contamination as required by its internal quality assurance processes.
The Heuft moCheck empty mould inspection system can be used to identify product residue in empty moulds used for the production of chocolate, toffees, sweets and fondants. This prevents the risk of soiling due to the liquid product overflowing, precludes contamination due to non-brand contents and ensures the microbiological purity of the end product.
The Mesutronic Transmetron 05 CI metal detector is suitable for inspecting products along a conveyor belt.
The Heuft VX OCR code verification system can be used to check the presence of best before dates (BBDs) or bar codes on filled confectionery packages and also verify their correctness.
The Heuft eXaminer XA can be used to identify foreign objects such as pieces of broken glass or metal in liquid, paste-like and spreadable products and remove contaminated packages.
Prisma’s range of pipeline metal detectors is for use in horizontal pipeline metal detection applications. The MDT09 and MDT11 pipeline metal detectors are suitable for liquids, meats and paste products in horizontal tubing.
Researchers have developed a robust method to prevent cloning of passive radiofrequency identification tags that will not add to the cost of the tags.
Applied Vision Corporation has signed on to provide inspection systems for 11 new can manufacturing plants in 10 countries. Each new plant will install multiple Applied Vision systems to inspect everything from the quality of ends to decoration accuracy. Major can manufacturers, including CanPack, Crown, Impress and Rexam, are among the backers of the new projects located across the globe in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.
Anritsu has introduced several new product inspection solutions, including a high-accuracy model and a sanitary X-ray system. The high-accuracy model X-ray provides improved contaminant detection accuracy.
The Lock Inspection Systems MET 30+ Universal metal detector is distributed in Australia by JW Industrial Instruments.