X-Ray Systems for Tall, Rigid Containers
The X37 Series of X-ray inspection systems are used for tall, rigid containers, including cartons, doypacks, metal cans, and plastic and glass containers. They can be configured with different detector sensitivity options supported by a range of power generators to detect and reject contaminants, such as metal, glass, calcified bone, mineral stone, and high-density plastics. To suit a variety of packaging applications, manufacturers can choose between a 0.4 mm and a 0.8 mm detector diode. The X37 Series includes the X3710, X3720, and X3730 systems, as well as the X3750 for glass-in-glass inspection. Featuring an adjustable, angled X-ray beam, the X3750 is capable of performing multiple food quality checks to help ensure not just product safety and integrity, but complete brand protection. Mettler-Toledo, 800-447-4439, www.mt.com.
Spectrum Two N FT-NIR system helps both technical and non-technical lab professionals analyze samples for quality assurance and quality control and to determine compliance with stringent industry regulations. Researchers at food processing and food testing labs can leverage the system for a broad range of safety authenticity purposes. These include determining nutritional quality or adulteration, especially in edible oils and solid foods such as spices. The system also has on-the-spot screening for nutritional parameters, along with potential contaminants or adulterants. PerkinElmer, Inc., 800-762-4000, www.perkinelmer.com.
Quat-Free Surface Cleaner and Sanitizer
Alpet D2 Quat-Free Surface Sanitizer is used for hard, non-porous surfaces throughout the entire processing plant. Ready-to-use and requiring no rinse, it is highly evaporative and ideal for water sensitive equipment and dry processing environments. According to the company, on pre-cleaned food contact surfaces including non-porous waterproof gloves, the sanitizer kills 99.999% of the following bacteria in 60 seconds: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhimurium, Listeria monocytogenes, Enterobacter sakazakii, and Vibrio cholerae. It kills 99.9% of tested bacteria in 10 seconds on pre-cleaned, non-food contact surfaces, including non-porous waterproof footwear. Sanitizer is NSF listed, and Kosher, Pareve, and Halal certified. Best Sanitizers, Inc., 888-225-3267, www.bestsanitizers.com.