Eagle Product Inspection (Eagle), an expert in advanced x-ray product inspection and fat analysis (FA) systems, unveiled a brand new system at interpack 2017, designed specifically for the poultry industry. Eagle is renowned for innovating to meet the needs of industry specific challenges and its new RMI 400 x-ray machine will have a significant impact on the sector. Designed by experts, for experts, the features and benefits incorporated in the design of the RMI 400 cannot fail to make waves where poultry production is concerned.
Across the consumer goods markets, the future depends on manufacturers taking control of quality and product safety issues and Eagle is constantly challenging the norm by developing advanced technologies to secure points of detection on production lines. Eagle prides itself on its long history of producing and supporting the most reliable and accurate product inspection systems that deliver industry-leading total cost of ownership (TCO). These solutions are designed from the ground up and are ready to use from day one of installation
Kyle Thomas, Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Manager at Eagle Product Inspection, says: “At Eagle, we work in partnership with our customers to ensure product inspection systems match production needs entirely, while helping to facilitate compliance with global food safety and retailer standards. The brand new RMI 400 is a prime example of how we as a company have analyzed the pain points within an industry and responded with an advanced solution to meet those challenges. This new system is tailor-made for its environment. From its sanitary construction, designed to comply with NAMI standards, to its advanced x-ray inspection technology – processors will see a multitude of benefits after installation.”
The brand new RMI 400 – designed with its industry front-of-mind
One of the major challenges poultry processors face is hygiene and cleaning. Traditional x-ray systems employ protective curtains to ensure radiation emissions are kept to a safe level. These curtains come in contact with the product being processed, making maintaining good hygiene a challenge while causing sanitation routines to become longer and more complex. A new conveyor system was designed to incline at a gradual angle on the infeed and discharge of the RMI 400, allowing for a curtain-less tunnel to be created. This prevents the pathway of radiation from the machine from an operator safety perspective and means that only the conveyor belt will make contact with the product – a huge plus point from a cleaning and hygiene perspective.
The RMI 400 has been designed using NAMI construction standards and complies with IP69 ingress protection standards. Unobstructed sightlines, open and contoured surfaces minimize potential material harborage areas while ensuring fast and convenient visual inspection. The entire machine can be disassembled by a single person in a matter of minutes for thorough sanitation and quick reassembly to maximize production uptime.
In addition, the RMI 400 is safe to own and operate as it is designed to safe electrical and mechanical machine standards for Category 3 (EN954), PLd (EN13849) operation. A hazard based risk assessment compliant with ISO 12100:2010 is also available. This attention to detail and safety documentation is vital, as it means that processors do not have to gain them independently, saving considerable time and effort.
Further systems on display at Eagle’s stand include:
FA3/M - a multi-application system which provides inline fat measurement and contaminant detection for fresh, chilled, frozen and hot-boned loose bulk, frozen or tempered (“naked”) meat blocks and unwrapped meat conveyed in plastic crates. The FA3/M uses DEXA technology to discriminate between fat and lean portions of 100% of product throughput, providing Chemical Lean (CL) measurements to better than +/- 1CL accuracy on all meat products.
PACK 240 PRO- a cost effective, complete x-ray solution for in line contaminant detection in packaged goods. The system’s compact design and adjustable height ranges enable simple deployment into production lines, often directly replacing existing metal detection systems.
Tall XSDV with conveyor - providing 100% inspection for contaminants in rigid containers such as cans, bottles and jars using high performance dual view x-ray technology. The system can process a wide range of container sizes and is capable of running multiple inspections at line rates in excess of 1000 PPM.
Pipeline - delivering superior contaminant detection of metal, bone, stone, glass and dense materials in pipeline applications. The overall Eagle Pipeline design promotes systematic product flow and delivers optimal detection of contaminants by using active product tracking, while reducing the amount of product rejected.
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