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Mettler Toledo Showcases Product Inspection Systems at Process Expo

Chicago, Oct. 23–25, 2023, McCormick Place, Booth No. 2012

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 11:01

(Mettler Toledo: Columbus, OH) -- Mettler Toledo Product Inspection Group will showcase a wide range of its world-class inspection systems at Process Expo, in McCormick Place, Chicago, Oct. 23–25, 2023.

The new X12 X-ray inspection system will be on exhibit in the company’s booth (No. 2012) alongside other Mettler Toledo metal detectors, vision systems, and a combination checkweigher/vision system. These systems help ensure product quality and food safety to protect consumers, retailers, and partners, as well as the food processor’s reputation.

In addition to equipment displayed in its booth, Mettler Toledo’s X36 X-ray will be inspecting bacon on an integrated production line sponsored by the show organizer in Booth No. 4580, with live demonstrations scheduled three times a day.

Rob Rogers, Mettler Toledo senior advisor, food safety and regulation, will speak on “Return on Investment of Product Inspection Devices” on Tues., Oct. 24, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. at Food for Thought, Theater 1, Booth 5546.

“There is constant pressure on food processors to do more with less in an effort to reduce labor, decrease costs, and save floor space while producing high-quality products,” says Rogers. “We’re here to help. Given label mix-ups remain a top cause of recalls, installing online vision inspection has enormous value. In facilities where waste reduction is a priority, inspection systems are being installed upstream of packaging to minimize rework. For processors looking for more affordable equipment, we’ve introduced our new X12 X-ray and M Series metal detectors, and for those tight on space, our combination systems are more popular than ever. Across the board, as regulatory compliance gets more stringent, equipping our inspection systems with ProdX data management software adds layers of defense.”

Equipment on display

The new X12 X-ray on exhibit is an affordable, high-performance inspection system designed for small to medium-size packaged foods. Detecting hard-to-find physical contaminants such as glass, stone, and bone, this system offers an intuitive user interface and easy access for cleaning and maintenance. Beyond foreign material detection and removal, the X12 can perform various product integrity checks to improve overall product quality.

Mettler Toledo will showcase one of its popular “combination” systems: The CV35 combines checkweighing and vision inspection to achieve precise weighing and label inspection functions on a single unit.

The M34R GC metal detector, with upgraded SENSE software, features advanced algorithms to deliver increased detection sensitivity with minimal false rejects.

The V31 vision system inspects packaged products for the presence of and correct content on labels, including 1D and 2D codes and printed text, such as allergen information. It also inspects cap or lid placement for proper closure.

The PowerPhasePRO pipeline metal detector inspects liquids, slurries, and purees for metal contamination. Accompanied by a diverter valve reject device, this system automatically transfers rejected product to a diversion bin for analysis to help ensure food safety while maximizing yields.

Recently updated ProdX software, which is compatible with virtually all Mettler Toledo inspection systems, allows processors to monitor their inspection equipment remotely, and to easily collect, save, search, and share data. In addition to complying with regulatory requirements, ProdX helps protect food safety and improve process efficiencies. The new v. 2.6 ProdX introduces an optimized web dashboard, automated reporting capabilities, and more.

Visit Mettler Toledo’s website to see more product inspection equipment.

X12 X-ray system from Mettler Toledo


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