Articles Tagged with ''inspection''

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Code detection system

June 3, 2014
Automatically checking for the presence of an ink jet-printed code on every product, the Videojet code detection system is used for flat packaging with a white or light marking window.


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Inspection software

May 7, 2014
Cognex In-Sight Explorer 4.9 software offers a set of inspection tools and a communications suite featuring the iQ Sensor Solution network. 


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X-ray metal detector

May 7, 2014
Using image processing and multiple concurrent detection algorithms, the Raycon X-ray metal detector identifies a variety of metallic and non-metallic contaminants in packaged and unpackaged products; it also detects agglomerated, deformed, broken and missing items.


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Dual-energy X-ray system

May 7, 2014
The Anritsu DualX X-ray inspection system utilizes 2 energy signals to distinguish between product and contaminants.


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Belt-driven optical sorters

May 7, 2014
Engineered for potato processors, the Key Technology Sort-to-Grade feature is available for all belt-driven G6 optical sorters.


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Optical fruit sorter

May 7, 2014
Engineered for fruit processors, the TOMRA Primus Gemini optical sorter sorts products through multiple inspection zones. 


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Full-bottle inspection system

April 7, 2014
The METTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision full-bottle inspection system for the beverage industry inspects filled bottles at high production line speeds for proper fill level, cap position (missing, incorrect, skewed and under- or over-torqued cap) and tamper-band integrity.
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USDA FSIS alleges Rancho Feeding Corp circumvented federal rules

The Petaluma, CA-based processor was accused of introducing animals into the human food supply without inspection.
February 21, 2014
The Petaluma, CA-based processor was accused of introducing animals into the human food supply without inspection.
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California processor recalls 8.7 million pounds of meat due to lack of inspection

That quantity represents about one year's production for Rancho Feeding Corp.
February 10, 2014
That quantity represents about one year's production for Rancho Feeding Corp.
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X-ray's double take on inspection detection

Dual energy X-ray systems bring value added detection features to identify missing product, damaged product, dented or altered packaging and presence of a premium item.
February 7, 2014
Conventional single-energy X-ray inspection technology has been established as a reliable tool in detecting contaminants like stainless steel, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, glass, calcified bone, mineral stone and high-density plastics and rubber.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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TYSON FOODS

Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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