Quality assurance in the food industry: no compromise on food safety
As a food producer or retailer, you need a strong partner to help you ensure the best possible food safety. With less than perfect product inspection, you risk foreign bodies in your products and potential food recalls with losses running into millions. Let us help you to prevent this happening.
Our innovative weighing and inspection solutions can assist you with the quality assurance of your food, thus boosting consumer confidence in your goods. From foreign body detection, level and completeness checks, shape check to mass determination, our solutions pay attention to every detail to ensure you deliver a safe and flawless product.
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The right inspection solution for every food industry
Coffee and tea
Bread and bakery
Spices and instant meals
Meat and sausage
Fish and Seafood
„Our poultry farm has relied on the high-precision weighing technology and excellent service provided by Wipotec for many years. The checkweighers are impressively easy to operate and ensure 100% product monitoring with reliable ejection mechanisms. The machines are highly precise and dependable and, thanks to their stainless steel construction, they are ideally suited for use in wet environments.“
Head of Technology at HKScan, Vinderup, Denmark
„X-ray scanners from Wipotec are an integral part of our production processes, designed to provide our customers with the highest level of safety with regard to products free of foreign bodies. The scanners do sterling work, impressing with their very high detection accuracy and at the same time very low false rejection rate.“
Carlo Cotti and Marzio Tellini,
Managing Directors Liodry Foods, Gattatico, Italy
„First and foremost, Wipotec impressed our cooperative with its technical flexibility. The machines score highly due to their compact, robust design with efficient control. The checkweighers and metal detectors do an excellent job of monitoring our dairy products very accurately, with virtually no maintenance costs. We therefore have no hesitation in recommending Wipotec as a supplier of high-precision weighing and inspection technology.“
Managing Director Brimi, Vahrn, Italy
Challenges in food inspection
As a food producer or retailer, you are responsible for the safety of your food and there is a lot to consider. We help you to fulfil this responsibility for quality assurance in the food industry and to achieve maximum customer satisfaction with minimum waste.
Read here how we can help you solve the challenges posed by hygiene requirements, foreign body detection in food and the flawless appearance of the product while also enabling you to achieve high throughput rates.
Our dynamic checkweighers and X-ray scanners are available in different versions to meet your product-specific hygiene requirements. Ranging from the standard version to the full-hygiene version constructed entirely in stainless steel that is suitable for wash-down with protection classes up to IP65 and even IP69K.
Hygienic design for the highest hygiene requirements
Hygiene requirements in the food industry are extremely strict and constantly evolving. The HACCP concept as a system for risk analysis and critical control points is an integral part of the checking systems which we design for quality assurance in the food industry.
Designed for optimum hygiene of your production line, the robust construction of the machines makes cleaning quick and easy even with frequent cleaning cycles. This means that the machines can also be operated in wet areas.
With Wipotec inspection solutions, you will satisfy not only the HACCP concept but these guidelines as well:
- Global Standard for Food Safety of the British Retail Consortium (BRC)
- International Food Standard (IFS)
- Safe Quality Food (SQF)
- Foundation for Food Safety Certification (FSSC)
Reliable foreign body detection and vision inspection in food
Food has to be flawless because it irritates the consumer if a piece of confectionery is wrongly positioned or the pizza topping has slipped. You can prevent this with our X-ray scanners and our visual product inspection.
The display shows the X-ray image in real time. In addition to foreign body detection, your goods will be checked for completeness, actual contents and correct shape and arrangement. If a pack or package does not meet the requirements, the error is logged and the related product ejected from the product flow. Our X-ray-portfolio has a modular structure which enables us to cover all your requirements in full.
The vision control system checks the correct positioning of labels and the readability of all information printed on the packaging using high-resolution cameras and highly sensitive image processing software. This determines whether the date of manufacture and best-before date are recorded on the packaging error-free. Other application areas, such as cover film verification or sealing edge check are also covered.
Contamination due to glass, stone, ceramic or metal particles is detected using X-ray technology and the food, whether packaged or unpackaged, is safely ejected from your production line. This technology reliably prevents expensive recalls of contaminated products.
The advantages of our X-ray scanners
- Modularity permits fast, flexible solution development and integration
- Broad standard portfolio from entry-level scanners to high-performance combined devices
- High-resolution HD-TDI camera detector technology in compact designs
- Optimal application implementation via intelligent software features
- Conformity to standards such as HACCP, BRC or IFS and others
It’s all down to a millisecond for you and us
You can see from our engineers’ high level of technical expertise when designing Weigh Cells and weighing kits for your filling machines or packaging lines that food production and the regulated environment are familiar territory for us.
Manufactured from a monoblock, our Weigh Cells are optimally suited for all weighing processes in food production thanks to their operating principle of electromagnetic force restoration (EMFR). Particularly when the weighing of your foods requires technologies with the shortest settling times and sampling rates of 1 millisecond.
Our Weigh Cells perform active customer retention
And you can also rely on our Weigh Cells in matters of hygienic design and production. We produce the Weigh Cells and weighing kits with maximum vertical integration and using only high-quality materials. These are all aspects which benefit you in terms of plant safety, ensuring the best quality in production and therefore making a significant contribution towards the safety of end users – your customers. This makes our Weigh Cell an essential instrument for measuring the confidence of end users in your products and thus for measuring customer loyalty.
Multilane solutions pay off
Depending on the location, your Weigh Cell consists of a stainless steel or aluminum housing. It goes without saying that we can also offer you the option of a hermetic seal and therefore protection class IP69K. Another strong argument for using our Weigh Cells in your production environment is that, when using our Weigh Cells in your food production, we guarantee you the highest throughputs – even in excess of 600 pc/min. depending on the application. We respond to your individual requirements with demand-orientated modularity to guarantee tailor-made applications and exact filling results, thus reducing your total cost of ownership.
Dynamic checkweighing for the highest demands
If a product is faulty, they eject it from the product flow and send information to the filling machine or upstream systems to regulate product metering. It is possible to achieve throughputs of up to 650 weighing operations per minute with constant precision and even higher throughput rates with multiple lane operation. If you are unable to install the scales in areas that are vibration-free, your checkweigher’s weigh cell can also be equipped with Active Vibration Compensation (AVC). This ensures you receive reliable measured data even under difficult conditions without compromising on precision and speed.
Our patented conveyor belt systems ensure quiet running on all devices and fast, reliable transport of your goods. If necessary, additional top-bottom conveyors, measuring worm conveyors or lateral side grip conveyors can be used, for instance to transport folding boxes or to separate bottles.
The individually tailored software solution ComScale4 networks the checkweighers and other inspection systems such as metal detectors and X-ray scanners.
The advantages of our checkweighers
- Wipotec EMFR weigh cells permit throughputs of up to 650 pcs/min
- Demand-orientated modularity for tailor-made applications
- Exact filling results for reducing the TCO
- Easy, user-friendly operation
- GMP conformity and hygienic design