The product, which can detect foreign matter in pumped foods such as sausages, is an advanced X-ray inspection and fat analysis system, says the firm. The machine works by scanning in-process and finished food products for possible contaminations – metal, glass, stone or bone, for example.
It can also analyse the fat content of meat, making it suitable for meat processors that are aiming to create lean, low-fat products.
According to Eagle, traditional scanning systems sometimes struggle to detect foreign matter, particularly in pumped foods, as it is often broken down into smaller, harder-to-spot particles, and this can pose a serious problem if products are shipped out to retailers before contamination is detected.
'Minimising product waste'
Downstream processing equipment, like grinders, can also be affected if the contaminated product passes through these machines during the production process, claims the company.
“Installing a robust and reliable pipeline X-ray system can help manufacturers protect their customers and their brands’ reputations, while simultaneously saving costs by maximising uptime and minimising product waste,” said Kyle Thomas, strategic business unit manager at Eagle Product Inspection.
“Manufacturers can enhance contaminant detection on pumped lines by installing a pipeline X-ray inspection system. Pipeline systems contain a flat manifold inspection area, which promotes uniformity of inspection and maximises detection of dense contaminants."