ISHIDA has opened a new quality control demonstration centre at its UK HQ in Birmingham, designed to allow customers to see equipment in action prior to purchase.
The manufacturer revealed its entire range of quality control and inpsection kit is on display, allowing food manufacturers to test products and applications.
The centre also features a cold room where trials of fresh, frozen and chilled products can take place.
Visitors can also view quality control machines operating in conjunction with other Ishida equipment such as multihead weighers, bagmakers and case packers.
“We believe our demonstration centre is unique in the number of machines on display and the availability of other equipment to demonstrate complete and integrated lines,” explained Ciaran Murphy, Ishida Europe’s business manager EMEA – quality inspection control. The facility gives customers the opportunity to ‘try before they buy’, discuss their requirements in detail and undertake product trials to ensure they select the right model for their application.”
Equipment showcased at the facility includes Ishida’s IX-EN entry-level and IX-GN high sensitivity X-ray inspection systems, along with the dual energy G2 model that can identify small bones in chicken fillets.
Checkweighers on show comprise models capable of handling from 150 to 400 packs per minute. Leak detection models include the AirScan for MAP products and QC220 pressure seal tester for packs without gas flushing.
The Ishida Data Capture System (IDCS) for checkweighers and the company’s remote monitoring Sentinel software are also available for demonstration.