Here are the major challenges facing the industry: 
  • quality and safety assurance:
    • supply chain management,
    • providing quality and safety of production
    • detection of defective products
  • compliance with regulations
    • updating the composition, labels and packages of products in order to keep up with changing regulations and recommendations
  • competitive advantage:
    • monitoring the market, trends and customer needs,
    • introduction of new products and brands in response to the marketplace needs,
  • production optimization:
    • inspection, tracking, and intelligent data management
    • production automation,
    • failure management.

Food and beverage manufacturers are required to impose strict quality control of their products (regulatory issues). Placing defective products (and/or packages) on the market may result in complaints, returns of entire series of products or even with high costs of social compensation if customers’ health is exposed to danger.

In short: on the one hand, producers in the food industry must develop their range of products on offer to match the customer expectations and be ahead of the competition, on the other hand, they need to provide quality products by keeping up with the multitude of product and packaging variants.

Ensuring quality and conformity of production is, therefore, one of the major challenges facing the food industry. This is where technology comes to rescue.

Our quality control solutions for the food industry:

  • quality control of packaging (bottles, jars, etc.) and their closures
  • quality control of canned products (using X-ray):
  • detection of foreign bodies (e.g. metals, glass) and large deformations of packaging after closing,
  • type of tested product: aluminium cans (beverages, canned food, freeze-dried products), sachets, pre-packaged meat/fish on trays
    • The system enables a high accuracy in detection of foreign bodies in products with complex geometry and inhomogeneous X-ray absorption, such as instant food (mix of dried products), mixed vegetables, fast cook meals in jars, and has functional features that enable automatic adaptation to new or considerably changed products on the production line.
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