Bulk diced potato manufacturers can encounter dangerous physical contaminants within their crops, ranging from i.e. golf balls to metal nails. With multiple inspection capabilities, x-ray systems can detect these food contaminants before they enter production. This is important because it, not only helps protect a brands reputation, but helps maximize line efficiencies for contaminant detection and can also perform mass measurement for greater accuracy.
X-ray contamination detection can prevent foreign objects from ever reaching the end user, ensuring safety and strengthening a company’s overall food quality control program.
Three key benefits for using x-ray technology for bulk diced potato inspection are:
- Detection is capable with just a single layer of diced potatoes on a belt.
- Eliminates physical contaminants from potatoes before they are packaged.
- Monitors the product quality of the potatoes supplied by third parties upon arrival.
This application note focuses on how x-ray inspection equipment can solve the above diced potato challenges with the use of the Eagle™ Pack 400 HC with Material Discrimination X-ray (MDX) dual energy technology along with SimulTask™ PRO. This product inspection solution provides unsurpassed high resolution imaging that enables foreign body detection and performs accurate mass measurements, resulting in high quality products and ensuring product safety.