Minebea Intec wins the race against time with its fast X-ray inspection system
At food manufacturer Anona, a defective machine in the dosing system led to the suspicion that a metal part may have found its way into the product during the filling process. The affected production line fills cans with powders, which are then sealed with an aluminium lid. It was therefore not possible to perform subsequent checks on the affected batch using the existing metal detector.
The high delivery pressure meant that an extremely fast and reliable X-ray inspection solution was required. Minebea Intec has been supplying Anona with dynamic and static checkweighers and pre-packaging checking software for 20 years. At that time, the X-ray inspection system was still in the design phase. Being a reliable partner, Minebea Intec quickly arranged to lend Anona a system from its own factory in Aachen.
"Faults happen. What matters is how you handle the situation. Minebea Intec supported us 100 percent during the suspected contamination."
Production Manager, Anona
The system arrived at Anona on a Sunday along with a technician and the Dymond was set up the very same day.
On Monday, the first product tests were carried out and the affected production batch was inspected in the morning. Anona had calculated that the inspection of the batch would take four shifts, but the suspected metal part was reliably detected and eliminated in the very first shift that same day.
The proactive, pragmatic approach in this particular situation enabled Anona to guarantee product quality and meet all delivery deadlines. The food manufacturer has since become the third CCP to implement the Minebea Intec X-ray inspection system Dymond at the end of its production line.