Process Inspection Equipment(13 companies)
Testing and analytical equipment used specifically for food, beverage and other processing operations for product (as opposed to package) quality and safety. Looking for tips and best practices on inspection and testing equipment? Explore related articles now.
Process Inspection Equipment Companies
For companies in the food and beverage industry, achieving 100% product inspection is critical to safety and brand protection. With touchpoints from receiving through quality assurance to manufacturing, plus inspecting or reworking finished goods prior to shipment, the earlier in the process an issue is detected, the less expensive it is to correct. Automated checkweighers for processing and inline metal detectors, such as the DeteX series, help ensure quality and manage the risk of metal contamination of processed product.
Advanced Detection Systems
Advanced Detection Systems specializes in metal detectors for the food processing and packaging industries. Featured metal detectors include the ProScan Max® III, offering optimum sensitivity in wet, dry and conductive products. Rated IP69K for sealing of the electronics and extreme wash down conditions, ProScan series is designed to withstand high pressure wash down environments. System prevents water from getting into the coil, which is encapsulated with waterproof material. Stainless steel housing is embedded into PVC at a 90° angle – unlike other detectors where water can seep through a vertical seam, resulting in costly repairs.
Antares Vision North America
Antares Vision offers a wide range of innovative visual inspection systems to detect defects on high speed, automatic pharmaceutical processing lines. Process inspection equipment includes the Antares Vision Tablets and Capsules Inspector, an automatic standalone machine designed to inspect pharmaceutical products at a high throughput with resolution up to 50 μm. Inspects for size discrepancies, shape defects, dots, dirt, cracks, color differences, embossing, coating imperfections, chipped products and much more.
Bizerba USA, Inc.
For inline metal detection during processing, Bizerba USA offers the VARICON+ Metal Detector, designed for quick and reliable detection of all ferrous and non-ferrous metals in packaged and unpackaged piece goods. The compact metal detection system offers safe performance and highest detection sensitivity. With its robust stainless steel conveyor belt construction the VARICON+ inspects piece goods of up to 50 kg. A very short metal-free zone (MZ) ensures interference-resistant, reliable inline metal detection. To suit the area of installation the system is available with a modular belt (wet area) or a flat belt (dry area). The conveyor belts are available with variable belt widths. The motor controller is fitted either with a conveyor stop in case of metal detection or an application-specific rejection system. For easy and thorough cleaning the VARICON+ series has a hygienic design.
Eagle Product Inspection
Eagle’s inline food x-ray inspection systems are designed for the detection and removal of foreign contaminants including glass shards (even in glass bottles and jars), metal (including metalized film packaging), mineral stone, some plastic and rubber compounds and calcified bone for a broad range of industries. Applications include calcified bone and foreign body detection for poultry and contaminants and fat analysis for red meat processing. Technologically-advanced food x-ray inspection equipment increases production productivity and saves manufacturing costs by simultaneously performing the following quality checks in just one pass, including fill level inspection, mass measurement, seal inspection and component counts. Featured machines include the Pack 400 HC detector, with PXT™ detector technology capable of detecting contaminants and bone fragments that would otherwise go unseen to the naked eye.
Fortress Technology Inc.
The Stealth Pharmaceutical Metal Detector is designed for detection and rejection of the smallest metal contaminants in tablets and capsules. With its current GMP design and construction suited for FDA compliance, the system meets the stringent QA requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. A free IQ/OQ Validation package is included.
JBT Corporation-FoodTech Division
JBT offers processing inspection equipment including the XVision CCPX-Clean 2208 ground meat X-ray inspection system, designed for simplified contaminant detection of bulk flow ground meat and poultry directly off the grind head. JBT XVision systems are designed to be easy to maintain and operate and the plug-and-play source, processor and control modules reduce cost of ownership and provide users with more uptime.
Too much or too little moisture are both a concern for snack food manufacturers as some food items are actually sold by weight. MoistTech offers moisture management systems including multiple sensor options for snack food to suit specific application needs including the standard IR3000 series and IR-3000-F series that is Nickel Plated to specifically allow for food environments where frequent wash downs occur and protects against corrosion and abrasion. The food grade sensor includes a Kel-F window in place of our standard glass.
Nuspark can integrate process vision inspection systems into its robotic cells, assembly machines and process automation, or engineer them as dedicated, standalone solutions. Nuspark partners with major vision camera brands including Keyence, Cognex, Omron in developing these systems. Nuspark also employes its own in-house vision inspection experts to find the right solution to meet the application needs of the customer.
Pattyn North America, Inc.
The ArgoCheck from Pattyn Bakery Division is a quality control system that performs quality inspections for bakery and puff-pastry products. Easy to use and highly flexible, the machine checks all types of product and sorts the bad products among the good ones. System uses industrial vision in order to ensure that the packed products correspond to set specifications and rejects contaminated or non-compliant products. It performs various dimensional checks (i.e., length, width, height) but also aspect controls (scoring, baking level and more.) System offers flexibility, three levels of rejection, reliability and consistency thanks to the 3D scanning technology. Includes a metal detection and downgraded operation options.
Sentry Equipment Corp.
Sentry offers sampling equipment for processing lines, including systems that sample for pressure, temperature and/or flow rate, automatic sampling systems, manual sampling, corrosion monitoring and more. From industrial, food grade, hygienic to 3-A standards, automatic samplers remove human bias to collect representative samples for liquid, slurry, powder or solid sampling applications.
Thompson Scale Company
Thompson Scale’s 930 Data Logger connects to any type of scale device sending out individual single data transmissions for each weight value, at rates up to 400 weights per minute. Connects to an in-motion or bench-top checkweigh scale or to filling system controls with a RS-232 or RS-422 output port. The weight data logger automatically logs each weight value to the included 2GB thumb drive.
VMek Sorting Technology
The Metrix Analytic Lab Color Sorter from VMek Sorting Technology is a small, full-color optical sorter and product analyzer in one machine. Designed for grain, seed and corn applications, it features VMek’s On-Axis Viewing technology that enables exact imaging from both sides of the product with no lost features. The low-profile design allows for a compact machine footprint and efficient product ejections. In addition, the viewer uses the latest in LED technology for superior image quality and repeatability. The lighting is designed to maximize product features and minimize glare.
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