EUROPE – Ishida, a global leader in weighing and inspection solutions, has bagged the Best Food Safety Innovation award at this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards for its latest innovation, the IX-PD X-ray inspection system.

The IX-PD is proving to be a game-changer in the food processing industry, addressing critical challenges in quality control with its advanced sensor and image processing technology.

Amidst the competitive landscape of food manufacturing and processing, ensuring food quality and safety has become more critical than ever.

Manufacturers face the dual challenge of meeting stringent retailer standards while navigating the amplified impact of consumer voices, especially through social media. In this context, even minor quality issues can result in financial penalties and damage to brand reputation.

Ishida’s IX-PD X-ray inspection system is designed to empower manufacturers in overcoming these challenges.

The system introduces new sensor and image processing technology that elevates detection sensitivity to unprecedented levels.

With ultra-high resolution and clearer imaging compared to conventional X-ray systems, the IX-PD can identify low-density and extremely small foreign bodies with remarkable accuracy.

This includes detecting bones in fish fillets and minute stainless steel wires, ensuring the highest standards of food safety without compromising productivity.

Unrivaled detection capabilities

In comprehensive tests, the IX-PD demonstrated near 100% detection rates for bones in various products, such as chicken, diced meat, and sausages.

For instance, it achieved an impressive increase from 40% to 100% compared to existing X-ray technologies when detecting bones in chicken breast fillets.

The system’s enhanced detection capabilities minimize the need for manual inspections, offering companies the assurance of stringent quality control procedures without sacrificing efficiency.

“The IX-PD was therefore developed to offer businesses the best sensitivity and complete confidence in the effectiveness of their quality control procedures,” Dominika Puszczynska, Product Manager for X-ray Inspection Systems at Ishida Europe, commented.

“We are extremely proud that this major advance in X-ray inspection technology has been recognized by the winning of this prestigious award.”

Last year, the company introduced a brand-new range of multihead weighers at the Gulfood Manufacturing expo held in Dubai.

According to Ishida, the new line of multihead weighers, which represents the company’s 11th generation, will provide unmatched levels of speed and precision, particularly when handling more difficult items.

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