International food company Bakkavor Group’s search for equipment that would provide improved contaminant detection and fewer false rejects than the existing twin-head metal detectors at group company Katsouris Fresh Foods’ Wembley, UK factory has culminated in the installation of two Mettler Toledo T10 XP X-ray inspection systems.
Bakkavor is a leading UK provider of fresh prepared foods and produce, manufacturing items ranging from pizzas and ready meals to soups and desserts, many sold under customers’ own brand name.
One of Katsouris’ key requirements was a system able to successfully identify stainless steel fragments in foil trays and dishes. Mettler Toledo says the Safeline T10 XP machines plant offer high efficiency, low maintenance and simple operation, alongside “maximum sensitivity and accuracy”, and IP65 construction. They can reportedly detect contaminants including metal, glass, stone and plastic down to 1mm in size.
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One of the Mettler Toledo T10 XP x-ray inspection machines in use at Katsourisâ€™s Wembley factory