Company: Eagle Product Inspection
Equipment Snapshot: At Anuga FoodTec 2018, Eagle Product Inspection will launch a new high-level x-ray inspection product line for the packaged food industry. In addition, Eagle will showcase other equipment designed for specific applications: the RMI 400 for advanced detection in poultry and meat and the Tall PRO XSDV for inspecting tall rigid containers. The systems will be on display at the Anuga event in Cologne, Germany, 20-23 March in Hall 5.2, Aisle C 058-Aisle B 051.
The new x-ray inspection line has been developed and refined for the needs of today’s global food manufacturers. High-level benefits include lower operating costs, greener/more sustainable solution, easier maintenance and operation including a new user interface, quick and easy access to operational components while delivering the unmatched contaminant detection performance Eagle is known to deliver.
Recognizing the distinct needs and requirements of both global and local food companies, Eagle has designed the new x-ray system for packaged food products to benefit small to mid-sized companies seeking to protect their products and brands. It is also well suited for global companies who want to standardize their contaminant detection solutions across a wide variety of packaged food applications.
The new x-ray inspection system to be highlighted at Anuga FoodTec is an ideal solution for such food brands, according to Christy Draus, marketing manager for Eagle Product Inspection. “The safe, simple and smart system will enable a wide variety of manufacturers from small to large to improve product safety and achieve compliance in a way that is both operationally efficient and cost effective,” Draus said.
Also on display at Anuga FoodTec 2018 is Eagle’s Tall PRO XSDV, suitable for the inspection of high-speed can, jar, bottle and composite lines, as well as other upright container formats. Dual side view detection allows users to analyze and process two images per container to better detect hard-to-find contaminants such as glass shards, metal fragments, mineral stone, some plastic and rubber compounds and calcified bone. The Tall PRO XSDV uses Eagle's proprietary SimulTask PRO imaging software with its ability to simultaneously perform inline product integrity checks, such as fill level inspection, mass measurement, cap detection and alignment in addition to contaminant detection. Eagle’s experts will conduct live demonstrations of the Tall PRO XSDV throughout the show, using cans or tall containers.
Additionally, Eagle will spotlight and demonstrate its RMI 400 x-ray inspection system. Developed for the poultry and red meat industries and powered by proprietary SimulTask™ PRO imaging software, the RMI 400 allows for superior bone and contaminant detection in raw, unpackaged poultry and other meats, with a design that withstands and overcomes challenges in often-harsh settings. An innovative infeed and out-feed conveyor reduces sanitation time while eliminating the need for radiation-shielding curtains.
“It’s important for us to showcase a spectrum of detection technologies at Anuga FoodTec, as this event covers all aspects of food production. Advanced detection capabilities are pivotal at a time when food safety and enhanced efficiency are dual priorities for global manufacturers seeking to conserve resources while maximizing the safety of their products for consumers all over the world,” said Draus.