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Food & Beverage

Meeting the requirements of the International Food Standard (IFS), means food manufacturers and fillers must ensure the highest level of product safety. This requires constant monitoring of products for possible contamination by metal or other foreign bodies. Documentation and archiving of the entire monitoring process is equally imperative.

METAL SHARK® metal detectors and XRAY SHARK®  X-ray units reliably detect contamination by metal, stone, ceramic or glass in your products and eject them from the product flow with fast-switching rejection systems.

Both types of equipment can be connected to our SHARKNET® for fully automatic documentation and archiving according to HACCP and IFS standards directly at the PC. This way you are optimally prepared for future audits.

Metal detectors for conveyors

CASSEL metal detector BD-E2 meat

METAL SHARK® BD-E2 Meat

Metal detector METAL SHARK® BD-E2 meat is specially designed for the inspection of raw meat in E2 standard boxes, very stable easy to clean.
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CASSEL metal detector BD

METAL SHARK® BD

Metal detector for packaged and unpackaged products on conveyor belts. Applicable in all industries.
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CASSEL conveyor HW, complete system with metal detector METAL SHARK BD

Conveyor HW

System solution together with metal detector BD for packed products.
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CASSEL Conveyor HQ with metal detector METAL SHARK BD, pusher and reject bin

Conveyor HQ

Modular conveyor system for use with metal detector BD for packed products.
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Metal detector METAL SHARK TU for non-seperable conveyor belts

METAL SHARK® TU

Metal detector for non-separable conveyor belts, easy to install, suitable for all industries.
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Metal detectors for pipelines

CASSEL metal detector IN Liquid with mounting frame

METAL SHARK® IN Liquid

Metal detector for liquid and pasty products, food safe hose, easy to clean.
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CASSEL Metal Detector METAL SHARK IN Meat

METAL SHARK® IN Meat

Metal detector especially for sausage processing with clippers, food safe pipe, easy to clean.
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Inline metal detector METAL SHARK INA Meat for twisting devices

METAL SHARK® INA Meat

Metal detector especially for sausage processing with twisting device, food safe pipe, easy to clean.
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Metal detectors for freefall applications

CASSEL metal detector METAL SHARK® GF with reject unit EX-P

METAL SHARK® GF

Metal detector for free-falling products like powders and granules, applicable in various industries.
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Metal detector METAL SHARK GF compact, especially space-saving

METAL SHARK® GF compact

Metal detector for free-falling products like powders and granules, applicable in various industries.
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X-rays

X-ray system CASSEL XRAY SHARK XD28-L1 for packaged products

XRAY SHARK® XD28-L1

X-ray inspection for packaged products with dimensions W x H: 250×25 mm, 230×50 mm, 200×75 mm, 180×100 mm or 155×125 mm.
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X-ray system XRAY SHARK XD38-L1 for packaged products

XRAY SHARK® XD38

X-ray inspection for packaged products with dimensions W x H: 340x60 mm, 300x100 mm, 250x160 mm or 200x200 mm.
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CASSEL XRAY SHARK XD with closed product tunnel

XRAY SHARK® XD47

X-ray inspection for packaged products with dimensions W x H: up to 470 x 400 mm. Suitable for all industries.
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CASSEL metal detector XRAY SHARK XD with open product tunnel

XRAY SHARK® XD68

X-ray inspection for packaged products with dimensions W x H up to 680 x 380 mm or 320 x 450 mm. Suitable for all industries.
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CASSEL metal detector XRAY SHARK XD with closed product tunnel 02

XRAY SHARK® XD80

X-ray inspection for packaged products with dimensions W x H up to 800 x 800 mm. Suitable for all industries.
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CASSEL metal detector XRAY SHARK XD25-L1-BULK for bulk flow products in the food industry

XRAY SHARK® XD BULK

X-ray inspection for bulk flow products like almonds, nuts or similar materials in the food or non-food industry.
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CASSEL-xray-XS25-H1-GIG-01

XRAY SHARK® XS25 GIG

X-ray unit with bent product tunnel for glass-in-glass inspection, suitable for glass containers with WxH up to 150x250 mm.
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CASSEL-XRAY-XS26-01

XRAY SHARK® XS26 GIG

X-ray unit with straight product tunnel for glass-in-glass inspection, suitable for glass containers with WxH up to 150x265 mm.
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Metal detector XRAY SHARK XS37-H2

XRAY SHARK® XS37 GIG

X-ray unit with straight product tunnel for glass-in-glass inspection, suitable for glass containers with WxH up to 150x370 mm.
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X-ray system XRAY-SHARK-XD08-H1-pipe for liquids 02

XRAY SHARK® XD08-H1-PIPE

X-ray inspection for liquid or pasty products in pipelines. The XD08-H1 detects plastic, stone or glass contaminants, is easy to clean and FDA compliant.
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Checkweighers

CASSEL Checkweigher C20

Checkweigher Teltek C20

Slim, easy-to-use checkweigher for applications where statistics and more advanced functions are not necessary, customized sizes for weight up to 5000 g.
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CASSEL Checkweigher Teltek C60

Checkweigher Teltek C60

Medium sized checkweigher for procuct weights up to 6,000 g at a speed of 300 ppm. Memory for 250 products.
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CASSEL Checkweigher Teltek C80

Checkweigher Teltek C80

Advanced checkweigher for procuct weights up to 5,000 g with an accuracy of ≥ 0.1 g at a speed of 500 ppm.
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CASSEL checkweigher Teltek C60 and metal detector METAL SHARK BD with reject system

METAL SHARK® BD + TC60 COMBO

METAL SHARK® BD + TC60 COMBO combines precise and reliable metal detection with fast and accurate checkweighing.
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Quality assurance in food production

In many industries, complex production processes entail the risk of product contamination by foreign objects – even the best production planning cannot completely rule this out. The food and beverage industry is particularly affected by this problem. If contamination by metal, glass or other substances in the product goes unnoticed here, there is a risk of serious damage to the health of consumers in addition to damage to production facilities or high costs for recalls in the worst case.

The requirements for hygiene and production conditions are correspondingly high: Food companies in Europe have been obliged to install a documented quality assurance procedure based on the principle of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) since 2004. Since 2006, German companies have been liable under the so-called Produkthaftungsgesetz (Product Liability Act) for contamination of their products if a consumer suffers damage as a result. Similar regulations can be found in many countries worldwide.

The foreign object inspection of all products with metal detectors and/or X-ray equipment is a fundamental part of responsible food production and a prerequisite for successful certification, e.g. according to IFS. Metal detectors provide valuable assistance in detecting magnetic and non-magnetic metals, but they reach their limits e.g. in the case of products packed in metallized foil or contamination by non-metallic foreign objects. Therefore, a comprehensive HACCP concept often requires the use of both types of equipment.

Metal detectors in the food industry

Metal detectors for food effectively protect against iron and so-called non-ferrous metals such as aluminium or stainless steel. They can be used at any stage of the production process and for practically any type of food. Finished products such as ready meals, soups, sausages or bakery products can be inspected for metal as well as fruit or vegetables, dairy products, spices, etc.

The main purpose of metal detectors is consumer protection, but machine protection is also an important aspect. Metal contaminants can cause severe damage to machines or even bring them to a standstill. In addition to high repair costs, there are then the sometimes even higher loss of sales. If metal detectors are only used for machine protection, it is usually sufficient to install a detector directly in front of the machine to be protected. In the food industry, however, consumer protection is in the foreground for good reason, which is why several checks are useful here.

Inspection of incoming products:

An inspection of raw materials offers the advantage that metal parts are sorted out before they are crushed to a size that is difficult to detect during the production process and scattered over large parts of the product.

Critical control points (CCPs):

The inspection during production at the so-called critical control points (HACCP’s) is already unavoidable for reasons of liability, but also serves to protect machines and ensures a trouble-free production process.

Final inspection:

A must for customer protection in food production is the final inspection. Here, all food in its packaged state is examined again with a metal detector or an X-ray machine in order to reliably exclude contamination.

X-ray equipment in the food industry

Contamination can occur at many points in the production process and is rarely limited to metal particles. Contaminants from glass, ceramics, stones or similar are a serious problem. Industrial X-ray equipment is used to detect these substances.

X-ray systems detect foreign bodies that differ in density from the product that is clearly to be examined. Contaminations with high density such as metal, glass, quartz, ceramics, etc. are easily detected. In addition, the XRAY SHARK® X-ray systems also detect plastics with high density such as PVC, PTFE. In addition to impurities, X-ray systems also detect other product defects such as missing products or product parts in packaging, unwanted air bubbles (e.g. in baked goods), overfilling or underfilling, product defects e.g. due to breaks or shape deviations. Thus, quality control with X-ray equipment goes far beyond the mere prevention of contamination.

However, one should not hide the fact that X-ray technology also has its limits: Contamination e.g. by insects, hair or textile fibres, wood, thin foils or certain plastics (PP, PA, PC, etc.) cannot be detected even with a powerful X-ray scanner. Nevertheless, they are more versatile than metal detectors and it is impossible to imagine IFS-compliant food monitoring without them.

Checkweighers for packaged food

Incorrect fill quantities, missing products in a container or large cavities in a product can occur even in optimally planned production processes. Nevertheless, they are a defect that can damage the image of a company.

Dynamic checkweighers are an efficient way of quality control. Checkweighers are integrated into production lines with a so-called weighing conveyor belt and enable fully automatic weighing of all products produced (100% control) without stopping production.

Checkweighers can also be combined with a metal detector: This is an efficient and space-saving option for comprehensive product inspection, as the weighing conveyor belt is also used for metal detection.