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  1. X-Ray Inspection Of Chicken Bites

    The Pack 400 HC is an energy-efficient x-ray inspection system designed for easy and efficient cleaning in the harsh wash-down environments of the packaged poultry industry, where daily sanitization of equipment is mandatory.

  2. X-Ray Inspection of Bulk Whole Potatoes

    The Canadian crop sabotage crisis first arose when an undisclosed number of needles were found in potatoes. Fortunately, manufacturers can use x-ray technology to inspect whole potatoes for contaminants such as golf balls, rocks, stones and needles at the beginning of the production line before further processing to guarantee safety and quality.

  3. XRay Inspection Of Bulk Diced Potatoes

    Manufacturers can use x-ray technology to inspect diced potatoes for contaminants such as golf balls, rocks, stones and needles at the beginning of the production line before further processing and packaging to guarantee safety and quality.

  4. X-Ray Case Inspection Of Crisps Or Chips

    The Eagle Pack 1000 PRO with Material Discrimination X-ray (MDX) technology inspects cases with crisp bags for hard to find physical contaminants safely and effectively.

  5. Inspecting Ground Meat Patty Packages

    The Eagle Pack 400 HC inspects ground meat patty packages to ensure safe product while maximizing yield. The x-ray system identifies patties with bone chips, foreign material, improper portions and eliminates defected patties from production lines.

  6. Inspecting Tuna In Metalized Pouches

    The Eagle Pack 320 PRO inspects upright pouches of tuna and locates contaminants such as metal, glass, and stone, while simultaneously verifying weight and reducing false reject rates.

  7. 10 Secrets Every Software Buyer Should Know

    In today’s challenging business environment, midsize manufacturers are faced with increasing pressures from both domestic and overseas competition—pressures to reduce costs, improve and maintain quality and decrease lead times. Designers and builders of capital equipment face special challenges due to the complexity of the products they build and the unique requirements of this engineer-to-order (ETO) environment. If you are an ETO or project-based manufacturer, here are ten questions traditional manufacturing software vendors don’t want you to ask.

  8. Overcoming The Challenge Of Tracking Sources Of Foodborne Illnesses

    Romaine lettuce is a staple in many home and restaurant kitchens, but shoppers found the crispy green vegetable difficult to locate in late 2018. As an outbreak of E. coli-tainted romaine began to make headlines, it was pulled from store shelves and restaurant delivery trucks all over the country. By the time the source of contamination was traced back to a California farm, and sales could be restarted, more than 60 people had been infected and dozens had been hospitalized.

  9. A Cost-Effective Solution To Safety Compliance

    Food companies are no stranger to regulatory oversight. However, newer requirements such as the food safety modernization act, or FSMA, present a special challenge. Based on seven foundational rules aimed at transforming the nation’s food safety system from one that was traditionally reactive, FSMA requires that producers have significantly more control of their operations.

  10. Flexible Rental Solutions Fulfill Food And Beverage Air Demands

    Without awareness of viable rental options for blowers or compressors, some food and beverage operations have been resigned to accepting downtime due to blower failure as inevitable. Now, with variable-frequency-drive (VFD)-controlled blowers available for rent as self-contained, skid-mounted systems, there’s no longer a need to tolerate unexpected, costly downtime or disruptions to ongoing operations.