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Loma weighs in with new X-ray feature.

Following the successful launch of their X4 range of X-ray contaminant inspection systems, Lonia has continued to develop its inspection technology and have produced a new, advanced X-weigh system that combines the best of their top quality, robust X-ray and checkweighing technology.

X-weigh enables the X-ray system to weigh the product whilst simultaneously inspecting for foreign body contaminants in one compact and easy to use format. The combination of the two technologies ensures that what food manufacturers' produce is safe and products are consistent in weight, size and shape.

X-weigh's operation is through a single operator user interface, which is designed to enable product set up in seconds. Not only is the system simple and quick to configure, but it is also highly accurate, with accuracies comparable to traditional checkweighers.

Unlike traditional checkweighers, the X-weigh is unaffected by pack rate, speed, vibration, air turbulence, pack orientation or stability and requires little maintenance. Loma equipment is designed to survive even the harshest of manufacturing environments and the X-weigh is no exception, incorporating a heavy duty conveyor design.

The new X-weigh software complies with national weights and measures legislation and automatically calculates the correct reject set points for European and Canadian Average Weight legislation and American Minimum or MAV weight control. X-weigh supports a comprehensive reports package showing trends, give-away and batch analysis. The statistical information that the software provides can be networked via Ethernet to a central plant computer or SCADA system.

The Loma X-weigh allows for multi-lane checkweighing, which means a number of lines can be run through the system with each pack inspected according to its own target weight parameters. X-weigh also offers combined weighing and object checking, which will ensure that packs with more than one weight zone are compliant for both overall pack weight and individual weight zones. This makes it ideal for inspecting consumer-ready products such as packs of ready meals and snack products.

Loma is a world leader in the design and manufacture of equipment to detect product defects, specification variances or potentially harmful contaminants in consumer products. With a comprehensive range of metal detectors, checkweighers, X-ray and temperature monitoring systems, Loma is committed to providing the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for all product inspection requirements to keep food safe.

Contact Loma-Cintsx on tel 01252 893300 or visit www.loma-cintex.com
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Date:Jun 1, 2007
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