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Vision systems can inspect products accurately at very high speeds, making them an important component of many producers’ food safety plans.
A new range of contaminants, product defects and packaging imperfections are being spotted by the latest styles of multi-beam X-ray systems and optical inspection technologies.
Most manufacturers are involved with packages. Perrigo Nutritionals, on the other hand, is firmly committed to its new infant formula container.
The Mogensen Msort optical sorter has a capacity range for spherical material from the size of a pin to the size of a soccer ball; products with a grain size of 1mm can be optically sorted at a feed rate of 10 tons/hr.
Engineered for motor and drive control in harsh environments, the Baumer HS35S Sin/Cos hollow-shaft encoder has an optical scanning system that delivers Sin/Cos 1 V P-P output for exact positioning systems with absolute accuracy to 60 arc seconds.
Images from Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Naples, Florida, April 14-17, 2013.
The Food Defense Strategy Exchange (FDSE) is a forum for food defense professionals to interact and share their knowledge and experiences. At the most recent FDSE, a poll of attendees revealed that approximately two-thirds were either re-evaluating their existing food defense plan, or implementing new food defense plans. In this podcast, Don Hsieh, Director of Commercial and Industrial Marketing at Tyco Integrated Security, discusses this topic and other findings from the exchange, and offers some best practices to proactively protect a company’s brand from food adulteration.
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