To bring a message of productivity and integration to the Interpack trade fair in May 2023, Mettler-Toledo, a global manufacturer of precision instruments, will show a wide range of smart product inspection systems – some of them on display for the first time in Europe. All solutions are positioned to help food manufacturers tackle the increasing need for digitalization in the marketplace, as well as help combat rising manufacturing costs.
Under the banner theme of ‘Boost Your Productivity’, the Mettler-Toledo booth (A60 in Hall 11) at Düsseldorf in Germany will comprise several different themed ‘islands’. These will include areas dedicated to checkweighing, metal detection, x-ray inspection, vision inspection, track & trace, and combination product inspection systems, in which more than one product inspection technology is integrated within a single frame.
The ‘Boost Your Productivity’ theme will be brought to life by the integration of many of Mettler-Toledo’s newest technologies in an integrated loop that is connected to the Mettler-Toledo ProdX data management software. Visitors will be able to see a practical demonstration of how connectivity delivers a range of digital productivity and security benefits.
Interpack will provide Mettler-Toledo with the opportunity to unveil the X2 x-ray inspection platform. The X2 platform is designed for the inspection of small and medium packages with a belt width of 300mm and 400mm. X-ray inspection solutions within the platform are positioned to consistently deliver high-performance detection capabilities for ensuring the safety and quality of food products.
As part of the X2 platform, the X12 entry-level x-ray inspection solution will be showcased for the first time in Europe at Interpack. This x-ray solution is ideal for brand owners requiring cost-effective contaminant detection with added integrity checks. A key feature of the system is the ContamPlus software which enhances detection capabilities to identify a wide range of contaminants, including glass, metal, mineral stone, calcified bone, dense plastic, and rubber compounds.
Another new innovation to be shown for the first time is the X32 x-ray system. Part of the X2 Series, this x-ray inspection solution consists of an advanced detector and optimum power generator to achieve outstanding detection performance.
Also to be shown on the stand is the modular X32 x-ray system, which is part of the new X2 platform and provides users with a strong level of flexibility in how they configure their x-ray system.
On the metal detection side, Mettler-Toledo will show several machines, including the versatile M31R StandardLine, which is suitable for dry and wet applications, and the M33R GC and M34R GC PlusLine metal detection systems which offer a step-change in performance and sensitivity for dry or deep frozen and wet or metalized film-packed products inspected via a conveyor. With the latest Sensetm software enhancements, all these metal detection solutions help to support sustainability initiatives with paperless record-keeping, boost productivity through simplifying essential tasks, and make compliance easier to achieve.
Visitors can discover a new range of software upgrade packs that give the M31R StandardLine metal detectors PlusLine functionality and see ProdX automated record-keeping in action.
Also available on the Mettler-Toledo stand is the retailer-recommended Automatic Test System (ATS) for throat and gravity fall systems. Visitors will be able to discover how this award-winning innovation (Innovation Award for Quality Health, Safety, and Environment, CFIA Show 2019) can significantly increase operator productivity.
A new vision inspection system – the V13 Flat Pack Label Inspection System – will be launched globally at Interpack. This system performs inspection from the bottom up with a unique line scan camera, to inspect labels on the underside of flat packs at speeds of up to 300 packs per minute. This system completes the portfolio of label inspection solutions from Mettler-Toledo that carry out 100% label inspections from all directions, for all package shapes, and for all label quality and data defects. The systems are modular and can be configured to match the customer application and are available as kits, stand-alone, or combination systems.
Two new standardized combinations systems are also being launched at Interpack, integrating 100% label inspection with checkweighing and optionally also metal detection. These combination systems offer advanced quality control for all product shapes.
Then there are the advanced checkweighers featuring the new FlashCell EMFR technology, enabling precision weighing at speeds of up to 800 packs per minute, as well as washdown checkweighers, designed for harsh production environments that support intense and frequent cleaning whilst offering reliable accuracy.
“We are looking forward to bringing new product inspection technology and positive messages to our customers and prospects in the food sector at Interpack,” said Rainer Mundt, head of marketing at Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection, Germany. “Amid rising manufacturing costs and pressures from the supply chain, manufacturers need product inspection solutions that can make them more productive while making no compromise on food safety. We will be showing a range of systems and software that take them towards a digitalized and sustainable future; systems that will boost their productivity performance to dynamic levels.”
Visitors to the exhibition booth will be able to meet Mettler-Toledo experts, discuss a comprehensive range of service options, and relax a little over light refreshments. Mettler-Toledo is also offering free Interpack show tickets for guests who register their interest in advance.