Anuga FoodTec 2015 preview

S+S to launch x-ray system to inspect unpacked wet food

By Joseph James Whitworth

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RAYCON H+ X-ray scanner Photo: S+S Separation and Sorting Technology
RAYCON H+ X-ray scanner Photo: S+S Separation and Sorting Technology

Related tags Industry Hygiene Hazard analysis and critical control points

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology will launch a product inspection system suitable for wet washing at ANUGA FoodTec next week.

Hygienic design of the RAYCON H+ X-ray scanner was developed for wet cleaning with high-pressure cleaner and disinfecting foam.

The system is for food producing and processing companies that want to inspect open, unpacked, fresh and/or wet products to detect contaminants as early as possible in the production process.

Detection capabilities

As with the standard version, RAYCON H+ detects contaminants that due to density, chemical composition, or mechanical dimensions absorb X-rays better or worse than the surrounding product.

This applies to metal, glass, ceramic, and stone contaminants in food materials.

The system also detects some types of plastics (e.g. rubber) as well as other product defects (e.g. cracks, trapped air) and desired "contaminants" (e.g. alu clips at sausage ends) can be masked out. 

RAYCON H+ hygienic version has polished stainless steel surfaces inside the detection area and outside.

All welding seams are smoothed, and the larger surfaces are slightly inclined so that water and cleaning agents can run off.

The touch monitor, signal lamp, buttons, key switch, and emergency-stop switch have an IP 66/69K rating.

Name change to Sesotec

Erwin Trauner, manager of the food business unit, said: “As a specialist for detection and separation technologies S+S/Sesotec in addition to the RAYCON H+ trade fair highlight also presents the complete product portfolio for all process stages, product types, and conveying methods, and for all critical control points of the production process, all from one source."

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology will also show an Advanced Sorting Machinery (ASM) food sorting system after it acquired the Italian special machine manufacturer at the start of this year.

The firm said the deal strengthened its competence in the food industry in product sorting.

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology, which on 2 April, will become Sesotec can be found in hall 5.2, stand D010 at the trade show in Cologne from 24 to 27 March.

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