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We’re experienced in x-ray red meat inspection systems and understand the various challenges associated with handling trim and primal cuts. We also have a good understanding of traditional and hot deboning processes.
What’s more, we work with other dedicated meat industry OEMs and integrators to enable them to deliver complete solutions around our fat analysis and standard x-ray systems to meet customers’ specific needs.
Plan Automation offers a range of x-ray solutions to inspect incoming meat for sausage production, processed sausages and packaged sausages.
The fat analysis (FA) and x-ray systems below are ideal for sausage inspection. By providing fast and accurate Chemical Lean (CL) analysis, our fat measurement solutions can help sausage processors improve product consistency and optimize production, leading to increased profitability.
We also offer FA solutions for use in recipe management and incoming meat inspection relevant to sausage and hot dog production.
By ensuring the safety and integrity of fresh, cooked and dry sausages, an Eagle x-ray inspection system can help meat processors avoid product recalls, safeguard brand reputations and protect consumers from harmful physical contaminants like calcified bone and metal that could end up blended into sausages and hot dogs.
Additional advantages of inspecting sausages prior to processing or packaging include fewer wasted packaging materials, less rework, and reduced product loss caused by the removal of contaminants after packaging. Removing contaminants earlier in the process also decreases the potential for expensive downtime caused by contaminants damaging downstream equipment, such as grinders.
As well as providing unrivalled contaminant detection, our end of line x-ray inspection equipment can simultaneously enhance quality control and boost productivity by ensuring the right number of sausages is in each pack and that packs are the correct weight.
An accurate and fast standardization process is vital for manufacturers of minced meat products. We offer end of line x-ray systems for detection of metal, glass, mineral stone, calcified bone and high-density plastics and rubber contaminants, ensuring products are safe for consumption and the correct weight. Machines are capable of inspecting ground meat in a variety of packaging types, including chubs.
Our inline fat measurement systems can help meat processors gain maximum control of their ground meat production and ensure that the fat content on product labels is correct.
- Increased yield
- Optimization of raw material use
- Precise recipe composition of batches
- Increased line efficiency
- Customer retention, resulting from improved final product consistency and quality
- Prevention of contaminants in final products and damage to processing equipment
- The ability to demand best performance from suppliers (this is a benefit for meat processors)
- Reduction of fat claims from meat processors (this is a benefit for slaughterhouses)
The fat analysis and x-ray inspection systems below are excellent for inspecting ground meat products.
We also offer FA solutions for use in recipe management and incoming meat inspection applications relevant to ground product inspection.
At our Bolton facility, we provide x-ray inspection food solutions which are capable of inspecting complete sections of meat with the bone in, such as hams.
In addition to detecting a wide range of foreign bodies, including metal contaminants in meat products, such as needles, our x-ray inspection equipment can simultaneously measure the fat content of meat sections with the bone in. That’s because within our proprietary advanced image analysis software Simultask™ PRO there is a bone-in filter which allows the bone to be filtered off from the image, improving measurement accuracy.
Our meat inspection applications ensure burger patty production lines meet the same quality standard repeatedly and at the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership. By measuring the fat content of raw materials before grinding, our fat analysis (FA) solutions help grinders produce meat products to manufacturers’ precise recipe targets.
In addition to providing exceptional contaminant detection, our FA systems and standard end-of-line x-ray inspection systems can help manufacturers meet their HACCP requirements for regulatory certification on product reclaims.
Our on-site systems offer x-ray inspection systems specifically designed to ensure the safety and quality of a wide variety of packaged meat products commonly found in supermarkets. Examples include sausages, steaks, burgers, cold meats, ground meat, canned meat and pate.
In addition to detecting metal contaminants in meat products, our end-of-line x-ray systems can detect glass, mineral stone and calcified bone, as well as help meat manufacturers maximize overall line efficiency and avoid product recalls by simultaneously measuring weight, inspecting product seals and counting components.
Poultry X-Ray Reclaim Services
At our facility, we provide advanced inline detection and inspection technologies for the poultry industry. We understand the different challenges inherent to the industry, especially regarding detection of bones with x-ray inspection.
Our superior inline poultry solutions provide:
- Advanced detection: reliable detection of the smallest bone fragments down to 1 mm with the combination of our breakthrough detector technology, PXT™ , and our superior image analysis software SimulTask™ PRO
- Lower false rejects: meaning less product rework resulting in reduced labor requirements
- Unmatched versatility: all forms of poultry, from fresh or frozen, bulk flow to retail packages and from single to multi-lane processing lines
- Lowest total cost of ownership: maximum uptime and simplicity of operation combine to improve throughput and minimize total cost of operation
- Superior return of investment: unrivalled product safety, exceptional quality, improved processes, enhanced system versatility and reduced operating costs.
Discover our broad range of solutions with significant proven performance for superior detection of bones and other contaminants for various poultry processing applications, including retail and processed poultry.
Fish & Seafood X-Ray Reclaim Services
Our x-ray inspection systems are specifically designed to ensure the safety and quality of a wide variety of packaged meat products commonly found in supermarkets. Examples include sausages, steaks, burgers, cold meats, ground meat, canned meat and pate. In addition to detecting metal contaminants in meat products, our end-of-line x-ray systems can detect glass, mineral stone and calcified bone, as well as help meat manufacturers maximize overall line efficiency and avoid product recalls by simultaneously measuring weight, inspecting product seals and counting components.
This newly-available detector technology, first proven in the poultry industry for superior bone detection, captures a greater amount of information about the product being inspected and produces more detailed x-ray images to deliver the most accurate contaminant detection in the industry. With PXT™ technology, seafood processors can detect the smallest of bone fragments, ensuring safe products for their consumers and strengthening brand protection.
Our machines can even inspect challenging packaging like metal cans with pull-tabs or lids, a tuna can for example. With Eagle’s advanced software, SimulTask™ PRO, density variation can be configured making it so that the system ignores the pull tab and only looks for the contaminant. Eagle x-rays inspect a wide range of chilled, frozen, and canned/preserved fish and seafood products like fish spread in tubes or glass jars, as well as bulk fish and seafood, ready meals, tinned tuna or herrings, and formed-style fish fingers or cakes.
In addition to detecting contaminants, our x-ray machines simultaneously check fill level, measure mass, inspect seals for trapped product and contaminants, count components, and detect missing, partial, and crushed products. Eagle also understands that the hygienic design of x-ray inspection systems is critical in order to prevent the growth and spread of biological contamination in fish and seafood manufacturing plants. For this reason, all our x-ray systems fulfill international sanitary design guidelines and are easy to clean.
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