Processing and packaging machinery company Heat and Control (Stand I41) will be displaying X-ray systems and metal detectors from Ishida and CEIA at Foodpro.

These can safely inspect products for foreign matter such as bone, stone, and glass, and defects such as shading variations, cracks and splits.

CEIA's THS detectors identify both magnetic and nonmagnetic metals, including high-resistivity stainless steel. An automatic tracking function cancels out any variation caused by the product being inspected, which reduces false alarms, and in turn, production downtime and product loss.

Equipment on show will include the Ishida IX-GA-4075 X-ray inspection system; Ishida DACS-EL checkweigher; and CEIA MS21 metal detector.

Also on show will be Ishida’s new WM-AI automatic wrapper with integrated scale and label applicator. This machine can process up to 35 packs per minute from small to large trays.

It also has a two-film roll mechanism, offering high-speed printing at 120mm/sec.

It has an increased wrapping weight capacity of up to 6kg, product and tray height detections system, and automatic wrapping torque control system.

Heat and Control will be found at stand I41 at Foodpro in July.

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