Eagle's Newest X-Ray System Designed to Combat Recalls
The newest advanced Pack 430 PRO X-ray system by Eagle Product Inspection (eaglepi.com) scans mid-sized packages such as chips, crackers and cookies, and detects and automatically rejects recall-causing contaminants like glass shards, metal fragments, mineral stone, some plastic and rubber compounds.
The Eagle Pack 430 PRO is designed for inspecting baking and snack products including breads and bakery items, cereal and crackers, ready meals and larger packages of family-sized products. The X-ray system scans mid-sized packages and features superior detection and automatic rejection of recall-causing contaminants like glass shards, metal fragments, mineral stone, some plastic and rubber compounds.The 430 PRO also can be used with optional Material Discrimination X-ray (MDX) technology to enhance contaminant detection in difficult product applications. In addition, SimulTask PRO software powers the system, while exclusive TraceServer software allow for enhanced detection and traceability.
“X-ray isn’t just a check to see if something has a piece of metal in it—it’s something that improves your process,” said Steve Dowd, inspection specialist for Eagle. “Everyone is watching their bottom line a lot tighter now, and having information on what your line is doing is important if you can react to it.”
According to Dowd, Eagle’s powerful tools provide value even after the initial inspection: x-ray systems collect data, including images, to be stored centrally and conveniently. If a problem is later found, a manufacturer can quickly access the information to demonstrate their effort to detect possible contaminants.