Advanced X-ray range Released by Ishida Improves Foreign Body Detection for the Food Industry

September 2016, Heat and Control Inc., Hayward, CA. Ishida 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 minimize the potential for costly recalls.

“We continue to see aggressive investment in quality control and inspection systems. Product and consumer safety are paramount to our customers and the new (IX) series is a further boost to our customers’ confidence, that their product is being inspected by the most accurate systems in the marketplace” says Brian Bar, Sales Manager, Packaging and Inspection Systems, Heat and Control Inc.

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 the food industry 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 idealfor 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 aluminum, 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 minimizes 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.

Both the GN and the EN ranges use Ishida’s patented Genetic Algorithm (GA) image processing to deliver superior accurate inspection with many standard GA settings already stored in the machines for a range of products and possible foreign bodies.

Although all IX systems offer the highest performance in the market, they are designed with ‘ease of use’ in mind, with the availability of touch screen interfaces that have user intuitive software. Everything within the new range has been designed to offer the maximum performance with the minimum cost in personnel training, to ensure producers can rapidly gain the benefits of their investment. 

Experts from Heat and Control’s sales team and Ishida met at Heat and Control’s USA Inspection Systems Test Center in Pennsylvania to prepare for the USA launch of Ishida’s new X-ray IX Series at Pack Expo International 2016.

Heat and Control is exclusive supplier of Ishida industrial weighing, packaging and inspection systems in USA, Canada, Mexico and Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. 

Pack Expo International, Chicago, Nov 6-9 2016 Booth # N-4706: See the new X-ray IX series and other Heat and Control processing, coating, conveying, weighing, packaging and inspection solutions.