The UK division of Cintex, a leader in the design, production and manufacturing of food contaminant detection equipment, is to preview its latest low-cost X-ray technology offerings at the CIFA 2003, to be held in Rennes, France, 11-13 March.
Sentry XR is a low-cost x-ray system which will be on show for the very first time when it appears at CFIA. The system combines state-of-the-art X-ray technology and enhanced functionality that is priced well in line with other metal detection systems - according to Cintex.
With a head size of just 330mm wide and conveyor of 1400mm long, the Sentry XR is considerably smaller than most metal detectors but can accommodate packages up to 240mm wide and 75mm high. Simultaneous inspection for contamination and pack fill integrity can be performed with separate reject provision for each. Aimed primarily at packaged goods, the Sentry XR is ideally suited to applications inspecting cakes, confectionery, foil trayed ready meals and frozen foods.
Also on show at CFIA will be the very latest in the Cintex Insight range of X-ray systems, the Compact XP. Still the lowest priced system of its calibre on the market, a new Windows-based software programme has, according to the company, significantly added to the detection capabilities, leading to an increase in accuracy levels and reduction of false rejects.
Aimed at applications such as checking the presence of filling in doughnuts and looking for missing pieces of butter in garlic baguettes, Compact XP's new 'frame based processing' technology allows each entire image multiple checks for contaminants, fill checking, item counts, product shape inspection and measurement.
Cintex will be displaying its latest product range at CIFA 2003, in Hall 9 - Stand E24 at the Parc des Expositions de Rennes.