The weighing, packing and quality control capabilities of Ishida Europe will be showcased at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne next March with a variety of solutions on display that meet the differing requirements of key sectors including salads, meat and poultry, frozen foods, and specialist products such as fragile items.
Highlights include a dedicated salad packing line, a 32 head multihead weigher ideal for mixed product applications, an x-ray system capable of detecting bones in meat fillets and a multihead weigher model for ultra-low target weights.
The Ishida salad packing line meets growing demand for pre-packed fresh salads, sometimes also including a protein ingredient. It features the market-leading 14 head RV salad weigher, specially-developed carousel filler and QX-775 FLEX tray sealer. For effective quality control, the line also incorporates Ishida’s unique AirScan leak detector, IX-EN-2493 x-ray inspection system and DACS-GN-SE checkweigher.
The 32 head CCW-RV-232B is being shown in a WP waterproof version ideal for mix-weighing frozen foods. It can handle a single product or up to eight different products for discharge into the same pack. Like all Ishida RV models, the weigher offers the highest levels of speed, accuracy and efficiency thanks to its unique triple combination calculation software, which can calculate three optimal weight combinations, double check them and then select the one nearest to the target weight – all in a single cycle.
Ishida’s IX-G2 x-ray inspection system offers the highest level of quality assurance to processors and manufacturers of complex products. Its dual energy technology provides highly effective X-ray detection of low-density objects, even in varying thickness or overlapping products, making it particularly appropriate for the detection of small bone pieces in meat and poultry fillets.
The 14-head CCW-RV-214WN ‘Micro’ weigher has been designed to handle very small pack weights of between 0.5g and 40g, delivering speeds of up to 120 weighments per minute with unsurpassed accuracy to within 0.01g. It is ideal for products such as herbs and spices, tea leaves, soup ingredients, dehydrated vegetables, seeds, tablets and capsules.
For fragile products such as biscuits, Ishida has developed a 14 head RV model which incorporates gentle slopes and reduced angles to ease the passage of the products