Prevention of foreign object contamination is a growing priority for food processors. Many processors are looking for new and innovative solutions to help automate detection and increase the likelihood of finding foreign materials. One reason for this trend is that materials like plastics and rubber are showing up with greater frequency, and these materials are often missed by metal detectors and x-rays.
Multi-hurdle approaches (which are used in many other environments) are becoming a more common approach to foreign materials detection in processing plants. Multi-hurdle approaches may start with suppliers and with changes to processes to prevent foreign materials from entering your product stream. And within the plant, combining existing technologies like x-ray and metal detections with new technologies like vision systems can create better inspection outcomes.
In this webinar, we’ll begin by looking at what a multi-hurdle approach can look like in different environments. We’ll also consider some best practices in implementing this practice.
We’ll finish up the webinar by looking at an emerging set of technologies for automated inspection: vision systems. We’ll share how these systems work and look at the benefits and draw-backs of different types of vision systems.
At the end of the webinar, we’ll give some suggestions on how to evaluate the effectiveness of any new inspection system you’re considering, no matter what technology it might use.
If you’re facing increasing challenges with foreign materials contamination, or considering a vision system for your plant, this session is one you don’t want to miss.