You can depend on Thermo Scientific product inspection systems to provide you with the performance and service you need to improve the quality and safety of your packaged food products. We can help you eliminate errors, increase throughput, ensure the integrity of your brand and protect your profits. Deep applications expertise and customer service round out our package. Our product technologies include x-ray inspection , metal detection and checkweighing equipment solutions for food and beverage manfacturers.
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Metal detectors in food processing have always had limitations. But, the technology is evolving and making food safer. This white paper offers guidance to help achieve 100 percent metal-free products.
Processing and distributing dairy products necessitates a high level of quality control and strict adherence to regulatory requirements. It is paramount that dairy products are safe for consumption, free of a range of potential bacterial and physical contaminants. The packaged product weight must meet specifications, too.
With ingredient costs rising, it’s critical to minimize product give away. This paper discusses advanced checkweighing technology and how it ensures over/under-filled containers don't reach the marketplace.
Making sure final product weight is within acceptable min/max ranges is a critical manufacturing objective for F&B companies. This article details how checkweighers help ensure proper fill levels.
Contaminants are a fact of life for food manufacturers, making contaminant detection systems a necessity. This article explains the process of calculating the ROI of foreign body detection systems.
Metal detection and X-ray inspection, traditionally, have been the first line of defense to identify foreign contaminants in food. For food quality and safety professionals, choosing a detection system is typically based on three things: the optimum detection point, overall application capability, and total cost/benefit. However, engineering and software improvements continue to set new standards of detection. This has led to some confusion regarding which technology to employ and why. This white paper intends to clarify which inspection technology will most benefit your company.
Contaminants are a fact of life for food manufacturers, making contaminant detection a necessity. This five-step process is one way to calculate the payback of purchasing contaminant detection systems.
Checkweighers are key to measuring efficiency and cost of a packaging line. However, there are factors that may require customization that play a role in the success of your checkweigher.
Nuts, seeds, dried fruits and dozens of other fresh, bulk food products are fetching sky-high prices of late due to demand and supply issues caused by the drought in California. Consequently, this brings the need for reliable ways to maximize production while eliminating contaminants. This requires extra diligence, including the use of advanced inspection equipment to remove foreign objects. Gone are days of error prone human inspection or wasteful processes such as discarding partially clean products to avoid further inspection costs.
Evolving inspection/detection technology can help both baking and snack food companies get their products to market contamination-free and in the case of multiple-item packs, with all of the promised pieces in place. Using inline checkweighers to weigh packaged products ensures that they contain the correct amount of expensive product ingredients and that dispensing equipment is operating correctly. This aids in problem identification and facilitates uptime on today’s high-rate lines.
Unlike the traditional and manual ‘three metal pass/fail’ system auditing, this new technology can detect potential problems before there is a failure during a manual audit, thus limiting expensive downtime and repair costs. It can also decrease or even eliminate the time and energy spent manually auditing and recording the food metal detector’s results — thus improving overall production efficiency. Moreover, it can help food manufacturers achieve the highest food safety standards. This paper explains how the performance verification system option works and why it can augment or replace manual auditing.
Food industry professionals may be aware of the inspection benefits and ability to find foreign objects in food that X-ray technology provides. However, X-ray inspection technology in food processing and packaging lines can provide many benefits you may be unaware of. Here are 10 reasons to consider stepping up to the latest technology utilized in X-ray inspection systems.
The Thermo Scientific AuditCheck metal detection verification performance system is a unique performance verification system which utilizes an automated test shuttle that moves through the metal detector’s field at user-specified points in time. By Thermo Scientific Product Inspection
Thermo Scientific IntellitrackXR1 (IXR) is a new, breakthrough signal processing approach that addresses the unique challenges of detecting smaller diameter metals in products that have a lot of product effect. By Thermo Scientific Product Inspection
Product inspection equipment, such as metal detection, x-ray inspection, and checkweighers, help protect brands by ensuring quality, accuracy, efficiency, and safety of products.
This white paper provides 10 X-ray facts to help food manufacturers understand the attributes and benefits of the technology before making a purchasing decision and installing an inspection system.
Evolving inspection/detection technology can help both baking and snack food companies get their products to market contamination-free and in the case of multiple-item packs, with all of the promised pieces in place.
You are about to settle down for the night when all of the sudden, you find out that more than 1000 units have been taken off the production line because of a suspected product contamination. By Thermo Scientific Product Inspection
Consumer safety has always been a primary concern for food processors. HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) has been a methology recommended by the FDA since the 1950s and food producers have always been conscious of their brand’s protection. The recent enactment of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has turned the intensity up even higher.
The Filler Feedback control on a checkweigher is crucial for several applications. This application note explains how you can automatically control the filler to adjust the weight of the product by sending an up/down signal to the filler, slicer, cutter, or dosing device for additional expensive component.
When you suspect physical contaminants in your packaged products, turn to Thermo Scientific’s confidential service to identify and isolate problems fast. Our highly experienced staff uses the most advanced Thermo Scientific X-Ray, Metal Detection, and Checkweighing systems to thoroughly test every package to help maximize the recovery of in-spec products for distribution and eliminate defective products.
Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods has been a long time user of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s inspection equipment. Using metal detectors and checkweighers at their level 3 Safe Quality Food certification site, enables them to provide a safe and consistent quality product to their customers, while optimizing their production throughput.
Caribou Coffee trusts Thermo Fisher Scientific’s quality control tools to guarantee that customers get the same amazing cup of coffee they expect each and every time. From the consistent accuracy of our checkweighers, to the detection performance of our X-ray systems, our solutions are proven effective and expertly tailored to Caribou Coffee applications.
The Thermo Scientific™ Xpert™ Bulk X-ray Inspection Systems start where other contaminant detection approaches leave off. They are ideal for finding metal, glass, rock and other objects in bulk foods such as nuts, seeds, berries or vegetables. The systems come in two inspection widths to optimize throughput/cost and can be customized to fit your production environment.
Family-owned Catallia Mexican Foods turned to Thermo Fisher Scientific to help manage underfills and overfills of its packaged tortilla products. The Thermo Scientific Versa Flex Checkweigher for dry applications was the right solution, enabling Catallia to drive out variability and drive up ROI.
Maximize profits and minimize product giveaway with the Thermo Scientific™ Global VersaWeigh™ Checkweigher. This versatile, scalable system is still easy-to-use and maintain but now features more than 10 engineering and functionality improvements including frames designed to reduce food buildup, rapid-release, adjustable conveyors and belts, and high-torque sealed brushless motors for trouble-free operation. The fixed-height Global VersaWeigh is ideal for products up to 10 kilograms (22 pounds) and performs with an accuracy equal to or better than market requirement standards.
The APEX HD metal detector is designed to withstand rugged use and harsh washdown with caustic chemicals.
Nothing saves money like a checkweigher. The Thermo Scientific™ Global VersaWeigh™ and Global Versa GP checkweighers have many engineering and functionality improvements to help you gain better control of your process. Reduce giveaway, decrease maintenance costs and reduce total cost of ownership.
The newest innovation in product inspection, Thermo Scientific's NextGuard X-ray Detection System
The Thermo Scientific Xpert X-ray system has high resolution and sensitivity and can find contaminants other systems miss.
The Thermo Scientific Xpert X-ray Inspection System has high resolution and sensitivity and can find contaminants other systems miss. Ideal for food and beverage industry with emphasis on products that contain metalized film or wrapping.
To address the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of X-ray systems the Xpert system minimizes training, a five-step, Easy Set-Up process was created and a simplified, password protected operator interface was designed.
The Thermo Scientific Xpert inspection system enables compliance with worldwide HACCP and retailer food safety requirements as well as IP65 compliant in accordance with IEC 60529 and EN 60529.
The new Versa Warehouse software for improved accuracy and reliability of the warehouse in-line scale.
Apex metal detectors have state-of-the-art electronics and advanced digital signal processing (DSP) technology and have high sensitivity in a compact, easy-to install system with styles for horizontal and vertical product flows.
The Thermo Scientific APEX 100 metal detector provides protection from many types of metal contaminants encountered in food production today.
Learn how Thermo Scientific product inspection systems help customers rapidly identify and correct problems in food and pharmaceutical packaging.