Highlights of Ishida’s presentation will include what the company describes as the ‘world’s fastest VFFS snacks bagmaker’ the Inspira, and specialist weighers for items such as such as dried fruit, sticky fresh proteins and fragile biscuits and confectionery.
Quality control systems, including the Ishida AirScan leak detector and the latest X-ray model for the detection of small bones in chicken fillets, as well as Ishida’s Sentinel remote monitoring software to enhance machine performance and efficiency, will also be demonstrated.
The Ishida Inspira rotary and intermittent bagmakers offer a top speed of 200 bags per minute for extruded snacks and up to 150bpm for potato chips for the rotary version, with an overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in excess of 99%.
The Inspira rotary bagmaker is being demonstrated as part of Ishida’s iTPS (Integrated Total Packaging System). It claims this is the world’s only complete snack food packing system with all weighing and bagmaking elements from one supplier.
According to the company, its Ishida RV multihead weigher offers a solution for the high speed, high efficiency handling of sticky dried fruit such as dates, prunes, apricots and dried grapes.
Ishida said that for fresh, sticky or fragile foods such as fresh protein, sliced or bruise-sensitive fruit, ready meals and biscuits, Ishida’s linear-designed multihead weigher provides a solution, and can reduce labour costs by around three operators per shift.
The company will also showcase the Ishida AirScan which, it said, minimises spoilage in a wide variety of pre-packed retail food products where CO2 is used. It uses advanced laser technology to identify leaks of CO2 from holes as small as 0.25mm.
Its Ishida IX-GN X-ray inspection system can detect a wide variety of foreign bodies in both packed and bulk food, while the Ishida Genetic Algorithm technology enables the machine to be trained to more easily detect specific contaminants.