S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH of Schönberg, Bavaria is inviting visitors to take a closer look at its comprehensive range of metal and foreign body separation systems which are fully compliant with IFS and other hygiene standards. S+S is one of the leading manufacturers of detection and separation systems for the food and packaging industry, offering a complete portfolio of standard and specialist solutions for all process stages, types of manufacture and conveying systems.
All the equipment complies with the requirements of the International Food Standard (IFS) handbook, Chapter 5 (Measurement, Analysis, Improvement) which specifies the necessary standards to be achieved with respect to metals and contaminants. Food producers must take every precaution to detect and prevent contamination from metal or other foreign materials at the earliest opportunity. Should an IFS audit inspection reveal shortcomings in the detection of metal contaminants, the effects are far-reaching; the IFS certification system will not allow for a certificate to be issued at the point of detection, nor further up the supply chain.
Every machine supplied by S+S is specially designed, manufactured and certified to meet the stringent hygiene standards of the food and packaging industries. The digital metal and foreign body separation systems offer data recording which can be analysed on a PC. This complies with IFS requirements with regard to batch tracing and documentation. S+S systems play a major part in protecting food manufacturers from product recalls which are costly and damaging to their reputation.
S+S is offering metal, foreign body and product defect separation equipment for a wide variety of very different conveying systems used in the food and packaging industries: for free-fall applications S+S recommend equipment from their RAPID series, for liquids, pastes and other pumped products the LIQUISCAN pipeline metal separator is the system of choice, for final inspection of packaged foods, units which combine a metal separator with a conveyor, such as the VARICON, are ideally suited to the task. The RAYCON product inspection system
uses highly developed, reliable X-ray technology to provide outstanding contaminant detection, as well as identifying missing, underweight or broken product.