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Ishida Europe provides AirScan leak detection system to Swiss firm Jowa

Ishida Europe has supplied its AirScan leak detection system to Switzerland-based bakery firm Jowa.

AirScan leak detection system is helping the Swiss firm to check the seal integrity of a range of gluten-free pasta and baked goods.

Ishida’s representative Itech supplies AirScan, which is an advanced in-line system to detect leaks in modified-atmosphere packaging.

The system takes the support of laser technology to detect leaking carbon dioxide (CO2).  It will check each individual thermoformed tray in less than 20 milliseconds

AirScan can detect holes smaller than 0.25mm in diameter, and holds capacity to check up to 180 packs per minute.

With the support of an advanced air nozzle, the identified leaking packs will be separated and discharged into a locked reject bin.

Ishida has incorporated AirScan into the Jowa packing line through installing above of an existing conveyor, and is worked on a two-shift schedule.

Jowa’s facility in Huttwil implements an advanced process chain ranging from strict controls on ingredients and stringent production safety requirements to pack the products in a cleanroom.

Jowa site manager Rochus Liniger said: "Gluten-free food is susceptible to variations in consistency if the protective atmosphere is not quite right.

"We were looking for an in-line machine that could work at high speed with first-rate reliability and, unlike conventional systems, would be capable of picking out individual packs.”

In January, the company announced that I will exhibit its ood packaging solutions at this year’s Foodex exhibition in the UK.

The event will take place between 16 and 18 April in NEC Birmingham.

At the event, the company will exhibit new CCW-RV-E-214W multihead weigher for the weighing of free-flowing and semi-sticky products.


Image: AirScan leak detection system will help to check the seal integrity of gluten-free pasta and baked goods. Photo: courtesy of Ishida Europe Ltd.