Home » Eaglestone’s new X-ray inspection system helps dairy manufacturers improve quality
To help dairy manufacturers comply with regulations and their own improvement goals, Eaglestone Equipment has developed a new X-ray inspection system specifically designed to overcome dairy industry challenges and provide advanced detection solutions, it says. The Pack 400 HC is a hygienic X-ray system designed to meet 3A dairy standards, according to the company. Ideal for harsh washdown environments, the equipment inspects dairy products packaged in plastic containers, cartons/boxes and pouches to find and reject contaminants such as glass shards, dense plastic and rubber pieces, metal fragments or mineral stone. The multifunctional system also helps dairy manufacturers improve efficiency and productivity by conducting important quality checks such as fill level, mass measurement and seal inspection to locate food trapped in seals. In addition to locating unwanted materials, the Pack 400 HC also can pinpoint seal integrity issues that could lead to spoilage while also checking cap or closure placement, the company says. The device accurately measures product weight, preventing under or over filling. Other features included are welded stainless steel plates, tool-less belt removal and interlocked hinged louvers. The system also includes a specially designed cabinet that deflects water away from the machine to provide greater protection. In addition, Eagle’s proprietary software, SimulTask PRO can help ensure compliance with food safety regulations, and the Pack 400 HC also can be equipped with TraceServer software for more complete data collection that easily can be accessed and shared, the company says.
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