Minebea Intec continues to expand its foreign body detection product range with the introduction of a new X-ray inspection system: “Dymond Bulk” is set to be unveiled at the Interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. This innovative inspection system was developed specifically with bulk goods in mind, and is particularly suitable for processes between incoming goods and packaging lines in the food industry.
Dymond Bulk reliably inspects bulk goods like nuts, smaller fruits, frozen vegetables, and also spices, coffee and seeds, and eliminates any foreign bodies it identifies. The X-ray inspection system not only identifies foreign bodies made from metal, plastic and stone, but also bits of dirt and glass, which has obvious benefits for all goods that are introduced into the production process “straight from the field”. “In food production, the ‘sorting and cleaning’ stage for raw materials is by no means a precise science” explains Global Product Manager Michael Zabawski from Minebea Intec Aachen. “The X-ray inspection system Dymond Bulk can make a significant difference here, increasing safety and quality parameters even before the refinement process.”
Dymond Bulk stands out because it is so user friendly. A conscious effort has been made to simplify the complex technology for the user: from real-time detection via colour-based contamination analysis, through to straightforward belt replacement and an easy-to-clean inspection system.
Dumped or Pumped?
When it comes to processing granulated raw materials and foodstuffs, Minebea Intec offers another reliable checkpoint in the form of the Freefall Metal Detection System Vistus. This modular detection system can be equipped with tubes and rejection devices that are suitable even for dusty products or granules. It detects and eliminates all metal foreign bodies including ferrous, non-ferrous and even non-magnetic stainless steels.
The real highlight of the Freefall Metal Detection System is the “True In-Process Validation”. Here, test pieces can be introduced via a lockable slot using an applicator. This process enables proper performance validation—in the centre of the search coil and centrally to the production process.
Statistical Process Controls 3.0
It is also possible to compile measurement data in a meaningful way. For intelligent and networked data processing, at Interpack, Minebea Intec will be presenting a new software release for statistical process controls: SPC@Enterprise 3.0 converts all measurement data into useful information, even in the areas of foreign body detection and dynamic checkweighing, which help to ensure product quality, food safety and productivity. For efficient monitoring, documentation and control as per pre-packaging legislation, quality and hygiene standards.
Come and meet Minebea Intec at the Interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf from May 4–10, Hall 14, Stand D14.