Eagle Product Inspection Highlights Contaminant Detection and Fat Analysis Advancements at PACK EXPO International 2018

October 5, 2018

Eagle Product Inspection will exhibit solutions that help meat and poultry companies enhance product safety, quality and traceability during PACK EXPO International, Oct. 14-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Eagle’s display at Booth S-1721 spotlights systems that provide superior contaminant detection and product quality assessments, and the company’s thought leaders will be on hand to share their technical know-how, new innovations and inspection performance.

One of the systems to be highlighted is the Eagle™ FA3/M, a multi-application x-ray system that performs inline fat measurement and contaminant detection for fresh, chilled and frozen meat products. In addition to fat analysis, the FA3/M conducts mass measurement, protein analysis and moisture calculations for both carton and bulk flow meat.

The effective multi-functionality of the FA3/M machine stems from the use of Eagle’s third-generation refinement of its Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) technology. That technology allows processors to discriminate between fat and lean portions of 100% of product throughput and provides Chemical Lean (CL) measurements to better than +/- 1CL accuracy of all meat products. The machine also uses x-ray imaging geometry to enable meat to be scanned from the bottom with a detector over the product to further enhance containment detection and the precision of measurements.

“Versatility is increasingly important to today’s meat and poultry companies. The Eagle FA3/M is designed to perform more inspections and checks in harsh processing environments,” says Simon King, Head of Global Sales, Service & Marketing, Eagle Product Inspection. “It’s also the inline fat analysis system with the smallest factory floor footprint in the industry.”

The Eagle FA3/M is supported by intelligent software. The system uses Eagle’s proprietary SimulTask™ PRO imaging software that ensures compliance with stringent HACCP principles and global safety regulations through sophisticated on-screen diagnostics, advanced image analyses and quality assurance traceability. Optional TraceServer™ software provides users with real-time monitoring and the archiving of inspection statistics, product images and reports.

In addition to the FA3/M, Eagle will demonstrate other advanced inspection systems at PACK EXPO International, including the new, next-generation EPX100 for packaged goods, which uses less energy in a smaller footprint, and the Eagle Tall PRO XS with conveyor, which provides 100% inline inspection for hard-to-find contaminants in cans, bottles and jars.

Throughout PACK EXPO International, Eagle’s experts will be on hand to share their insights and advice, including thought leaders featured in a new “Eagle Speaks” Docu-series.

King is one of the company’s thought leaders featured in a new “Eagle Speaks” Docu-series consisting of videos, blogs, e-books, white papers and other resources designed to help manufacturers ensure product safety by streamlining x-ray inspection on their line. To learn more from King about Eagle’s advancing technology and to meet other thought leaders featured in the “Eagle Speaks” Docu-series, visit eaglepi.com/eaglespeaks.