Ishida Europe, Hall 14, Stand A40
NOTHINGS IMPOSSIBLE! – ISHIDA TO SHOWCASE ITS INNOVATIONS AND VERSATILITY AT INTERPACK
The huge choice of weighing, packing and quality control solutions to handle the widest variety of product types and pack formats – including many challenging and difficult-to-handle items - will be demonstrated on the Ishida Europe stand at this years Interpack, where the company will also unveil latest additions and upgrades to its advanced tray sealer, x-ray inspection, checkweigher and multihead weigher ranges.
A key message throughout the stand will be how Ishidas integrated packing line solutions can help improve efficiencies while minimising waste, reducing overall machine footprint and delivering valuable energy savings. Equally important, Ishida will demonstrate how its latest equipment is able to cope with alternative packaging materials as food manufacturers seek to move away from plastic and also the important role that high quality, fully inspected packs can play in the reduction of food and packaging waste.
The weighing area will showcase Ishidas capabilities in handling a huge variety of applications. Models on show include solutions for the fast and accurate weighing of fresh protein, salads, sticky, breakable items and granular products such as sugar and powders, as well as a machine for weighing small target weights at ultra-high speeds and a top-of-the-range 32 head model capable of handling up to eight different products simultaneously. Another innovation is the companys sugar extraction multihead weigher that has been designed to prevent sugar compromising pack seals at extremely fast speeds and with Ishida weight accuracy.
Within the Quality Control / Inspection area, Ishida will show a completely new range of X-ray machine options for detecting low to high density foreign bodies in both packaged and unpackaged bulk flow formats. The hygienically designed machines and options will display a number of new features including easy to clean surfaces and easy to remove reject bins.
In particular, Ishida will showcase its premium, high sensitivity IX-GN-4044 / 4043 models in both packaged and bulk format along with the low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) IX-EN-4093 with drop belt reject. Also on display will be its IX-GN-5523 for large size products and pack sizes, which further extends Ishidas market-leading selection of X-ray inspection systems. The GN-5523 offers an ideal solution for the inspection of euro crates and cases, and large packs of food or non-food items up to 30kgs. Ishidas unique GA technology enables operators to optimise the x-ray system for greater sensitivity in the detection of specific low-density foreign bodies.
Ishida will also display a new range of checkweighers based on a new advanced electronic architecture that offers improved speeds and accuracies and enhanced touch screen interfaces across the board.
New checkweigher models include the mid-range DACS-GN-S080, which is MID compliant and offers exceptional speeds and accuracies at an affordable price in the monitoring of packs up to 8kg in weight. It features a control unit with an intuitive, easy-to-learn menu for fast operator training and quick set-up. Also on display will be a new top-of-the-range force balance checkweigher that delivers pinpoint accuracy and incorporates Ishidas RRC (Retail Reject Confirmation) software and hardware which checks and confirms that any out-of-spec product or pack has been successfully removed from the production and packing line. Another model on display, designed to handle cartons and cases on an entry level platform, further underlines the extensive choice of Ishida checkweighers in terms of performance and price.
In addition, the Quality Control / Inspection area will be showcasing a range of leak detection systems that includes the award-winning Ishida AirScan which can detect leaks of CO2 from holes as small as 0.25mm in MAP packs at speeds of up to 180ppm. For non-MAP packaging there will also be a pressure seal tester (QC220) with vision technology on display that offers both leak detection at high speeds along with label monitoring.
In addition, the Ishida stand will highlight the companys wide-ranging capabilities and expertise in full line solutions for protein and snacks.
The new Ishida QX-900 is a high-performance tray sealer with a larger tool for enhanced performance, in particular its ability to handle MAP cardboard trays with the most efficient use of air and gases. The machine is capable of up to 15 MAP cycles per minute and combines excellent seal quality and pack presentation with fast changeovers.
Ishidas protein solutions will include a QX-775 tray sealer with skin-on-board technology, sealing product onto flat cardboard; and the unique IX-G2 X-ray inspection system capable of detecting wish, rib and fan bones in poultry fillets. The IX-G2 will also be in operation in conjunction with the Ishida Robotgrader which combines contamination detection, weighing and precise positional information for the pick and place technologies to grade protein products of varying weight and pack them to a fixed weight straight into the tray.
Impressively three snacks packing lines will confirm Ishidas world leadership in this area, demonstrating fully integrated solutions for the feeding, weighing, packing, inspection and case packing of pillow packs, including paper format packs. Ishida equipment on show includes its advanced RV multihead weigher and next generation Inspira bagmaker combination, TSC-RS sealtester, DACS force balance checkweigher, IX-GN-2443 x-ray inspection system, ACP 700 case packer and a DACS-GN Carton checkweigher.
As factories become increasingly automated as part of Industry 4.0 and the emergence of the smart factory, Ishida will also demonstrate its pioneering software solutions that provide effective remote monitoring and analysis to ensure packing lines continue to operate to maximum efficiency.
Ishida Sentinel™ is a unique remote customer care solution that combines machine performance monitoring for early intervention to prevent unnecessary line stoppages with comprehensive data capture and in-depth analysis of overall line performance. Ishida Data Capture System (IDCS) is a powerful software tool that takes the data from every pack that passes across Ishida Quality Inspection machines to generate real-time displays and reports to help monitor and improve efficiencies