Advanced X-Ray Range for Foreign Body Dectection

Ishida Europe has launched a new range of X-ray inspection systems to help food manufacturers and processors comply with global safety standards and meet the demands of quality and safety-conscious retailers.

The new Ishida X-ray (IX) series raises the bar in performance and usability with a global range that meets all local territory standards. Offering customers easy maintenance and stress-free operation, the range includes a robust fail safe system that prevents a contaminated product reaching the consumer in the event of a power outage or breakdown, helping to minimise the potential for costly recalls.

All models offer exceptionally sensitive foreign body contaminant detection and additional benefits such as the ability to identify damaged and missing products or components, helping our customers to achieve a rapid return on investment. Quick commercial returns are also achieved by ensuring that high quality product leaves the factory gate, safeguarding reputations while securing existing business and gaining new contracts through competitive advantage.

The new range consists of three advanced X-ray systems:

  • The IX-EN series. This series is ideal for manufacturers requiring an affordable but highly accurate entry-level inspection solution. A reliable machine that balances impressive sensitivity with minimal operating costs, the IX-EN offers an excellent return on investment for manufacturers of uniform products such as bread, dried fruit, sliced cheese, yoghurt, pastry and confectionery.
  • The IX-GN series. This series is ideal for manufacturers looking for the highest level of certainty and the best possible performance for a wide range of products. Able to detect pieces of stainless steel as small as 0.3mm in diameter, plus aluminium, glass, stones, rubber, dense plastic and shells and at high speeds, it is suitable for a variety of packed and unpacked products and includes a compact, built-in air conditioning unit.
  • The IX-G2 series. This series is able to provide the highest level of quality assurance to processors and manufacturers of complex products including poultry, meat, vegetables and cereals. Its dual energy sensor detects what other inspection systems miss, providing highly effective X-ray detection of low-density objects from shells and stones to chicken bones, even in varying thickness or overlapping products. Its accurate inspection of low-density foreign bodies also minimises the risk of waste caused by false detection of a wide range of products.

The IX series also offers products that are specifically designed to cater for large packs or bottle applications.

The Ishida range of X-ray machines will be on display at the Heat and Control Stand at foodpro 2017.