UK – Food packing machinery company, Ishida Europe has inaugurated a Control Demonstration Centre at its UK headquarters in Woodgate, Birmingham to demonstrate its capabilities in packing line systems for food industries.
The center will be open to food manufacturers who will have an opportunity to see how the equipments and their entire systems work before making their purchases.
They will also be able to undertake trials for specific products and applications including a special cold room where trials of fresh, frozen and chilled products can take place.
According to the company, the entire range of quality control and inspection equipment including x-ray inspection systems, checkweighers and seal testers will showcase at the site.
The Quality Control Demonstration Centre features Ishida QC machines as well as multihead weighers, bagmakers and case packers, underlining the company’s capabilities in designing and installing complete packing line solutions.
Visitors and customers will get expertise from Ishida technical team who will provide advice and guidance on best solutions in specific production and quality control objectives, in addition to knowledge of relevant regulations and standards.
“We believe our Demonstration Centre is unique in the number of machines on display and the availability of other equipment to demonstrate complete and integrated lines,” said Ciaran Murphy, Ishida Europe’s Business Manager EMEA – Quality Inspection Control.
“The facility gives customers the opportunity to ‘try before they buy’, discuss their requirements in detail and undertake product trials to ensure they select the right model for their application.”
Equipment on display will not be limited to company’s IX-EN entry-level and IX-GN high sensitivity X-ray inspection systems covering handling of packaged products, bulk products and outer cartons and cases.
Alongside this is a specialist dual energy G2 model, capable of identifying small bones in chicken fillets.
Also available are checkweighers with models able to handle from 150 to 400 packs per minute at the highest accuracy; and leak detection models including AirScan for MAP products and QC220 pressure seal tester for packs without gas flushing.
According to the company, also available on display will be Ishida Data Capture System (IDCS) for checkweighers and the company’s remote monitoring Sentinel™ software.