Loma Systems has expanded its X5 X-ray Series for the detection of foreign bodies with the addition of its X5 Bulkflow model. The X5 Bulkflow is an advanced X-ray inspection system for bulk loose, unpackaged and free-flowing food products.
It offers detection for loose products on a wide variety of foreign body contaminants including ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless metals, stone, ceramic, glass, bone and dense plastics, regardless of their shape, size or location within the product.
In practical terms, the types of loose, unpackaged and free-flowing products the X5 Bulkflow can check and detect are numerous and include meat, poultry, convenience foods, frozen products, nuts, berries, dried fruit, lentils, cereals, and vegetables before they are packaged or used as ingredients in finished products.
The X5 Bulkflow can even be used to inspect raw products prior to the production process, for example, straight from the field where stone or glass might be present, plus it can even detect soft contaminants such as dirt.
To maximise production line profitability, the X5 X-ray Series is proficient at detecting and managing rejects, by reducing reject errors and so ensuring re-inspection costs are for genuine rejects only. For handling rejects, it is available with optional single flap, dual flap, multi flap or carriage retract band reject options to suit the existing production line set-up.
It is IP66 rated and designed for low pressure wash-down and incorporates a FDA/EU-approved quick release belt as standard. What makes the X5 Bulkflow hygienic and low maintenance are its sloping surfaces to stop food particles and wash-down droplets accumulating in crevices, plus the belt can be easily and quickly changed.
On a production line with multiple products, it facilitates quick product changeovers as it has the ability to store hundreds of product profiles. It automatically saves information with date and time for auditing and includes a high-speed USB sensor and Ethernet connection for easy reporting. Built for demanding 24/7 operations, it boasts automated set-up and remote diagnostics.