Chips Ab catches flavoring lumps in cased product before it leaves the factory!
An x-ray inspection system that can scan whole cases
Chips Ab's preferred location for x-ray inspection was the end of the line after the bags had been put in cases. Choosing an x-ray inspection system to meet that brief wasn't difficult.
X-ray inspection identifies contaminants and quality variations
Barcode reading for automatic product changes
The production lines at Chips Ab run as fast as they ever did. At Åland, the company puts its entire production through x-ray inspection. Despite frequent product changes, the change-overs are instant. A barcode reader lifts product data directly from the case label. The equipment then automatically changes its inspection criteria to match the case contents. Instantaneous adjustment means the CaseChek can check a line of mixed cases as easily as it checks a uniform line.
Huge improvement in product quality
Chips Ab's CaseChek x-ray inspection equipment is a cost-effective solution to the twin problems of contaminants and flavoring lumps. The barcode readers make down-time almost non-existent, while multi-zonal analysis means that all 12 bags in a case can be examined individually. Their x-ray inspection systems monitor the quality of lines running at speeds of up to 20 meters / 25 cases a minute. They also give the production team the data it needs to make immediate quality-improving adjustments.
According to Christer, customers are happy too: "Consumer complaints have decreased since we began catching the flavoring lumps before they leave the factory. Our x-ray machines also help to build customer trust. We are delighted to show factory visitors how we use them to catch contaminants. It reassures our customers that our products are safe."