The latest metal detection and X-ray inspection equipment can detect small foreign objects, reduce false rejects and handle a wide range of products, which is good news for bakery/snack producers who are striving to improve their quality control programs. The ability to achieve low false reject rates improves overall equipment efficiency, allowing food processors to produce more products in less time.
Manufacturers see two trends affecting inspection equipment for bakery/snack producers: greater product variety and increasing consumer attention to quality and safety. The need to accommodate a growing variety of products requires more versatile inspection systems that can be changed over quickly and easily. The focus on quality and safety demands sophisticated inspection equipment that can find and remove smaller and more difficult-to-detect product defects and foreign material (FM).