Bulk Food X-ray Inspection Systems
Inline X-ray Inspection Solutions to enhance the Safety of Bulk Food Products
Bulk Food Applications
Safeline’s bulk food x-ray inspection systems operate in industries such as meat, fish & seafood, fruits & vegetables, snacks, confectionery and pet food etc. Working in a wide variety of bulk-flow (loose) food products to improve quality control before they are packaged, (or added as ingredients to finished products) typical applications include nuts, grains and pulses, extruded snacks, dried fruits, cereals, vegetables, frozen seafood, minced meat and sweets.
X-ray inspection systems for bulk use are specifically designed for detecting unwanted contaminants like glass, metal, mineral stone, high density plastic and calcified bone – regardless of their shape, size or location within the product. Contaminants are easier to detect in bulk-flow food than in final packaged products as they are typically inspected through a homogenous layer of product, hence the depth of the inspected product is much smaller than a final closed-pack.
High Throughput Capabilities
A homogenous layer of product is achieved due to the combination of a troughed belt and an adjustable levelling plate, maintaining a consistent depth of product, which is optimum when inspecting bulk products, providing customers with outstanding sensitivity. High throughput capabilities mean Safeline X-ray inspection systems can run at the customers’ existing line speeds, maintaining high production levels.
Minimum Product Waste
Consideration should be given to the location of the bulk x-ray equipment on the production line. When placed early in the process, x-ray can inspect incoming goods or raw materials which enable contaminants to be removed at source and quickly traced back to the supplier. It also means that contaminants are removed before further value is added to the product; saving costs.
Safeline Bulk Food X-ray Inspection Equipment
Safeline’s bulk food x-ray equipment is specifically designed to detect foreign body contaminants in bulk-flow (loose) food products before they are packaged or added as ingredients to a finished product.
Food Safety Inspection
Where is the best location for a bulk x-ray inspection system?
Raw ingredients come with a high risk of contamination and manufacturers are therefore reliant on the quality control standards of their suppliers. Some manufacturers will insist that their suppliers have x-ray inspection equipment installed before the goods are dispatched to reduce the risk of contaminated products entering their production facility.
Eliminating the risk of contaminants as early as possible in the production process will minimise product waste and overall production costs. Further value added to the product through processing and packaging is avoided and processing equipment is protected from possible expensive damage caused by an undetected stone or a piece of metal.
Bulk Reject Systems
Why is Regulatory Compliance Important?
Al Thika Packaging is the exclusive distributor of Mettler Toledo company in the Middle East. Since 1994 Al Thika Packaging has been supplying a wide range of machinery including Garvens dynamic Checkweighing systems, Safeline X-ray inspection, Safeline integrated metal detection systems and CI-Vision inspection systems for food & non-food industries in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Al Ain – UAE, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and the many other Gulf countries.