Using dual energy technology, the Ishida IX-G2-4027-H can detect small bones in meat and poultry, the company reported.
A spokesperson for Ishida Europe explained: “Officially introduced by Ishida at Interpack in May, the Ishida IX-G2-4027-H uses advanced dual energy technology to easily distinguish contaminants from the product, even in the most difficult applications. It is particularly appropriate for foods where the density of the product and the potential contamination is similar – for example the bone and meat of a chicken, which have almost the same density.
“Machine set-up is fully automatic to ensure that the highest levels of detection are reached. This allows the IX-G2 to identify difficult to detect contaminants with a high degree of accuracy at fast throughput rates, using image data analysis over a number of inspections.
“As it is common in food production that similar contamination incidents recur, data logging can help to build up a more precise calibration protocol with each inspection. This enables permanent or recurring defects to be more easily identified and their location in the pack pinpointed.”
The new IX-G2 can also identify missing pieces and product or pack deformation, and weight estimation.