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Detector/checkweigher deliver QC for bakery

Crepe Cuisine, Penzance, Cornwall, England, a manufacturer of bakery goods for supermarkets, caterers, and wholesalers throughout the UK, has installed a new combination metal detection/checkweighing system from Avery Weigh-Tronix Canada (

It’s positioned at the end of a new thermoform/fill/seal machine from Multivac, Inc. (, to enhance quality control in the packaging of its crepe and blini (pancake) products.

Tim Bartlett, new product development technician and purchasing manager for Crepe Cuisine, says, “We chose the Avery system because we were looking for reliable equipment that could fit within our existing manufacturing process scheme with a minimum of installation and maintenance fuss. Product [packaged in thermoformed, gas-flushed, 135mm x 135mm x 40mm APET trays] flows seamlessly through this automatic inspection system, and does
not require any operator handling. This system allows us to conduct 100-percent weight
compliance checks versus about five-percent with our previous checkweigher. It also inspects up to 60 packs per minute for contaminants, which is a speed commensurate with our production needs.”

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