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Make the most out of your inspection equipment

From metal detectors to x-rays to leak detection technology, inspection equipment can not only prevent foreign material contamination — thus preventing the dreaded recall — but improve production efficiency, enhance product quality and reduce food waste.

TOMRA sorting machine
To meet increased demand for its Drumstick Squashies candy, Swizzels Matlow installed the TOMRA Nimbus optical sorter, which inspects the candies in free fall, allowing the entire surface area of the product to be inspected.
Photo courtesy of TOMRA.

As the global population increases, along with rising incomes in developing countries, processors are under increased pressure to produce more and safer food than ever before. To ensure the safety of their food and beverage products, manufacturers are using inspection equipment as an indispensable element of their quality control programs. Metal detectors, sorters, x-rays, vision systems and leak detection technology reduce the risks associated with foreign material contamination while also improving operational efficiency and reducing food waste. Here are some tips to figure out the best inspection technology for your plant and how to optimize it for your operations.


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