From: Packaging Strategies
Loma Systems (loma.com) has strengthened its X5 X-ray Series for the detection of foreign bodies, with the addition of its X5 Bulkflow model. The X5 Bulkflow is an advanced X-ray inspection system for bulk loose, unpackaged and free-flowing food products.
Loma’s X5 Bulkflow X-ray offers industry-leading detection levels for loose products on a variety of foreign body contaminants, including ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless metals, stone, ceramic, glass, bone and dense plastics, regardless of their shape, size or location within the product.
The types of loose, unpackaged and free-flowing products the system can check and detect include meat, poultry, convenience foods, frozen products, nuts, berries, dried fruit, lentils, cereals and vegetables before they are packaged or used as ingredients in finished products.
The X5 Bulkflow also can be used to inspect raw products prior to the production process, and it can detect soft contaminants such as dirt.
To maximize production line profitability, the X5 X-ray Series is proficient at detecting and managing rejects, by reducing reject errors and so ensuring re-inspection costs are for genuine rejects only. For handling rejects, the X5 Bulkflow is available with optional single flap, dual flap, multi flap or carriage retract band reject options to suit the existing production line setup. .
Loma’s X5 Bulkflow is IP66 rated and designed for low pressure wash-down and incorporates a FDA/EU approved quick release belt as standard. The machine is hygienic and low maintenance due to its sloping surfaces to stop food particles and wash-down droplets accumulating in crevices, plus the belt can be easily and quickly changed.
On a production line with multiple products, the X5 Bulkflow facilitates quick product changeovers as it has the ability to store hundreds of product profiles.