Ishida Europe will be putting its quality control expertise to the test at this year’s Foodex exhibition (18-20 April) by inviting visitors to bring their own packs to the stand to be tested for contaminants, leakages or other QC issues.
The firm will also be running a competition on the stand, with visitors invited to select a box of confectionery to run through the Ishida X-ray machine. Anyone choosing a box with a contaminant will then be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad.
At the show, Ishida Europe’s QC capabilities will be tested through its recently-launched AirScan leak detector and its IX-GA-4075 X-ray system, while the company will also be showing a 14 head multihead weigher from its advanced RV series.
The new Ishida AirScan minimises spoilage in a wide variety of pre-packed retail food products, including fresh, cooked and cured meat, poultry, seafood, fruit, vegetables, cheeses and ready meals. It uses advanced laser technology to identify leaks of CO2 from holes as small as 0.3mm in sealed Modified Atmosphere Packaging at speeds of up to 180 packs per minute, ensuring that maximum quality can be achieved without compromising on high throughput speeds and minimum packing time.
Ishida’s IX-GA-4075 high- performance X-ray inspection system can reliably detect even the smallest foreign bodies, including bone, stones, glass, metals and dense plastics. The machine features Ishida’s unique Genetic Algorithm (GA) technology which enables operators to ‘train’ the X-ray system for greater sensitivity to specific contaminants.
The Ishida 14 head CCW-RV-214 multihead weigher, shown in its WP ‘waterproof’ version is designed for fresh and frozen foods at speeds of up to 100 packs per minute. RV models combine higher speeds – some 15% faster than previous ranges – with consistent weighing at close-to-zero giveaway.
An upgraded user interface includes an ultra-fast touchscreen, and the CCW-RV can also be operated remotely via wireless access with tablets, androids and smart phones.