HEUFT’s New X-ray Solution Focuses on Foreign Objects

The careful and precise identification of dangerous foreign objects in food packaging is the focus of the exhibition participation of HEUFT SYSTEMTECHNIK GMBH at the upcoming Anuga FoodTec. in March 2018.

HEUFT will focus on showcasing the right solution for every application, from metal detection to a challenging glass in glass inspection, by using its latest development and unique pulsed X-ray technology which provides maximum detection reliability with minimum radiation, even in a confined space.

With its space-saving design, the new solution takes on the continuous complete inspection of filled food containers such as cans, squeeze bottles or stand-up pouches directly on the conveyor.

The X-ray strobes illuminate the complete volume of each container so that high-density foreign objects cannot be missed.  Furthermore, the slim stand-alone device of the new generation can check the fill level, closure presence and marking of the packed end product.

The highly automated HEUFT eXaminer II XAC for more demanding inspection tasks will be presented in a separate rotary system together with the HEUFT PRIME for checking fill level, closure, labels and marking.

It conducts a sidewall inspection with pulsed X-ray technology twice from different perspectives.  Further X-ray strobes also perform a base inspection without gaps.

The system achieves maximum detection accuracy, particularly during a glass in glass detection:  minute splinters are found in the food jar even when hidden in the product or behind material structures such as the base dome.

The HEUFT eXaminer II XB system also identifies contamination such as small pieces of metal or stones during the top-down inspection of freshly filled pouches, flow packs, thermoformed and folding boxes.

It makes use of a unique pulsed radiometric measurement and achieves reliability and precision at low radiation levels combined with innovative full-field image converters and the HEUFT reflexx² real-time image processing system with learning ability.

As is the case with all the exhibited X-ray solutions of the new generation, its level of automation and self-explanatory audiovisual HEUFT NaVi user guidance ensure maximum operational and manipulation reliability for the modular systems.

For metal detection, Heuft will present the new, extremely space-saving and flexibly integrable HEUFT ONE. The compact all-rounder makes an affordable entry to a foreign object detection with innovative electromagnetic detection technologies and customised hardware and software for a highly precise product tracking and fault rejection.

HEUFT’s pulsed X-ray technology, superior electromagnetic and optical procedures for detecting foreign objects, faults and other safety and quality defects during the filling and packaging process will be presented to visitors at Anuga FoodTec on Stand C040-B041 in Hall 05.2 at the Cologne Exhibition Centre.

Source: packagingeurope.com

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