FDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service held a public meeting in Rosemont, IL, on December 15, 2005, to discuss ways to decide which agency regulates which food products when it comes to foods that contain meat and poultry ingredients.
Ircon introduces its new Maxline 2 thermal seal checking system that inspects thermal seal quality within production processes. Machine applies infrared thermal imaging technologies, instantly inspecting seals and generating control outputs with no negative effect to production time or speed.
Thompson Scale has released the 4693 Hydraulic Lift Heavy-Duty Checkweigher, suitable for production facilities that produce heavy or bulky items and use conveyor systems that change heights, especially open-mouth net weigh fillers.
Loma Systems introduced its LCW Series checkweigher, the first in the launch of a new line of checkweighers designed for simplicity and low cost. Machine is designed to operate in demanding, multi-shift production environments typically found in North and South American food and contract packaging facilities.
The IP 69K-compliant X-series checkweigher from Hi-Speed requires no tools and is suitable for products that are wet, sticky, or abrasive. Design features smooth contours, a highly visible, environment-tested 15” user interface, and a controller that integrates multiple inspection functions.
Monitoring Technology has introduced the 20/20 HindsightgigE high-speed camera system, an easy-to-use, plug-and-play industrial device. Gigabit Ethernet technology supports recording speeds in excess of 1겨 frames/sec, while storage capabilities measured in terabytes enable recording times of more than 6 hr.
PACK EXPO : Symetix, the pharmaceutical business unit of Key Technology, introduced its Vantyx high-performance inspection system for tablets, capsules, and softgels at the Pack Expo Las Vegas show in September.