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Food Safety & the Role of X-Ray Inspection

There are any number of reasons you may be considering X-ray inspection for your product.
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Security measures

Along with anecdotal examples, a popular survey on Packworld.com discloses packagers’ thoughts—and insecurity—about package security.
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Pouched onions prosper under high-pressure water

A system that uses high-pressure water to kill food pathogens helped Winsoms of Walla Walla launch 8-oz and 2 1/2-lb resealable pouches of refrigerated, chopped onions to the Pacific Northwest this month, with nationwide distribution expected by next year.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detector

Safeline releases its Powerphase Plus metal detector. Machine operates at frequencies far higher than those typically used in the food processing industry, company says.
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Columbia/Okura: Robotic rejection palletizing

Columbia/Okura’s line of robotic palletizers can be configured for easy separation and removal of out-of-specification products, whether packed in bags, cases, or bundles, company says.
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Louli joins Safeline

George Louli joins metal detector manufacturer Safeline Inc.
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All-Fill Inc: Checkweigher for tough-to-handle pouches

The Apha PW-12 powered checkweigher weighs up to 200 irregularly shaped or unsupported pouches/min at an accuracy of +- 0.5 g. It easily integrates into existing lines and accepts flexible or rigid packages up to 8 lb in sizes to 14’’ x 8’’.
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OCS Checkweighers Inc: Checkweigher

OCS Checkweigher (Snellville, GA) offers the HC-Pharma, a special system designed to handle up to 16 different infeed screws. Machine can therefore accommodate more than 45 different product shapes and sizes within a single production line.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Metal detector

The Goring Kerr DSP IP metal detector from Thermo Electron (Minneapolis, MN) features an internal power supply that is said to save space on a production line and reduce costs on hardware and wiring.
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A revealing look at X-ray technology

Further information from our October Question-and-Answer format interview with Wayne Knigge.

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