Nutrichem, a medium-sized company in the food industry with a domestic and international customer base, has been developing, producing and packaging specialised dietary products for over 30 years. Production is primarily concentrated on liquids and powders.
Nutrichem and their specialised product demand the highest quality standards at every stage in the production process. High-performance, state-of-the-art production facilities help to guarantee the highest quality product. Forward planning, development and production, as well as attention to fault prevention are essential elements of Nutrichem’s quality policy. This attention to detail covers everything from product formulation and raw material selection and involves meticulous inspection at every stage of the operation. Nutrichem comply with all directives for medicinal products, GMP rules and milk production, and are an ISO 9001 certified company.
To satisfy the requirements of their quality management systems, Nutrichem already uses magnets and conventional metal detectors. In the search for the optimum technological solution for the inspection of products in aluminium foil packaging Nutrichem decided to install two RAYCON product inspection systems from S+S, with the ability to detect contaminants and other quality defects.
Raycon product inspection systems utilise X-ray technology and are used for final inspection of packaged products. Aluminium packaging and metallised films are no problem for X-ray scanners. Even misaligned or misplaced products will not result in errors and with the S+S unit it is also possible to inspect two parallel product lines simultaneously. For rejection of out of specification product a pusher is used for cartons and a reject flap for bags.
Raycon product inspection systems guarantee optimal image processing at a very high throughput rate of up to 600 products per minute. Operating with a low X-ray power of only 50KeV, Raycon is certified for food and food ingredients in compliance with EC directive 1999/2/EC, and requires no special installation provisions.
Peter Jonigkeit-Burke, FBL primary and secondary production, powder and pouch production, Nutrichem Diät+Pharma is very satisfied with the X-ray scanners from S+S: “The reliability of deliveries to customers is of paramount importance to us, we constantly seek to exceed requirements of our quality management systems, and increase productivity. Contaminant detection and removal has been an important subject at Nutrichem for a long time, and presently X-ray systems offer the best technology to meet our demands. What we want is a final inspection of aluminium packed products, because this eliminates any possibility of contamination at a later stage. It is also of special importance for us that S+S provides prompt service and back up when required. With S+S X-ray scanners, everything simply fits perfectly.”