Mettler-Toledo product inspection, a global leader in food product safety technologies, has announced its participation in SnackEx, hosted by the European Snack Association. The event will take place at Mässvägen 1, 125 30 Älvsjö, Stockholm, Sweden, on June 19 and 20, 2024, where the company will be exhibiting and speaking.

At Booth 244, Mettler-Toledo, one of the leading product inspection experts for snacks, will showcase its innovative product inspection technologies tailored specifically for the salty and savoury snack industry.

Among the featured product inspection solutions will be: Metal Detection:
A unique cut-away throat metal detector will provide visitors with an immersive experience, allowing them to witness firsthand the inner mechanisms of Automatic Test System (ATS). By simply pressing a button, visitors can observe ATS in action as it cycles through test samples, demonstrating the system’s robust metal detection capabilities and reliability. To demonstrate the dramatic difference in detection capability with other real-world metallic contaminants will be the latest throat detector with eDrive and ATS. These metal detectors not only showcase the innovative solutions from the company but also serve as educational tools, enlightening attendees about the importance of metal detection in product safety and integrity.

X-ray Inspection System:
The X12 x-ray inspection system showcases cutting-edge technology in product safety and quality assurance. Engineered to deliver exceptional contaminant detection capabilities, the X12 provides unparalleled sensitivity to detect a wide range of foreign materials, including metal, glass, mineral stone and dense plastics. With its high-resolution imaging and advanced algorithms, the X12 offers superior inspection performance, enabling snack manufacturers to safeguard their products against contaminants and uphold the highest quality standards. Designed as an entry-level solution, the X12 combines affordability with state-of-the-art functionality, making x-ray inspection accessible to all budgets without compromising on performance or reliability.

Checkweigher and Vision Inspection Combi-Solution:
Representing a groundbreaking advancement in product inspection technology, checkweighing and vision capabilities are combined within a single system, offering enhanced accuracy and efficiency. The Combination Solution provides precise weight measurement and comprehensive label inspection, thereby optimising packaging integrity and compliance with regulatory standards. With its innovative design and advanced features, the Combination Solution is positioned to set a new standard for product inspection solutions in the snack industry.

Data Management Solution:
In addition to showcasing cutting-edge inspection technologies, it will also feature its innovative ProdX data management software at the event. ProdX offers snack manufacturers a comprehensive solution for data collection, providing real-time insights into production performance thereby facilitating proactive decision-making and optimising operational efficiency. The information provided by ProdX helps manufacturers to comply with regulatory standards and enhance quality control measures throughout the production process. Visitors to the stand can discover firsthand how ProdX empowers snack manufacturers to achieve greater transparency, productivity, and compliance in their operations.

During the event, Rob Stevens, market manager for Metal Detection at the company, will deliver a compelling presentation titled ‘Metal Detection, X-ray Inspection or Both?’. He will explore the critical importance of foreign body detection in snack manufacturing processes and will also look at how both metal detection and x-ray inspection technologies play complementary roles in achieving product safety and quality.

Visitors will be able to see firsthand how solutions work in real-life examples. A success story of products in action is PATA S.p.A., one of Italy’s leading producers of savoury snacks. Through a longstanding partnership with the company, PATA has achieved compliance with industry standards while optimising productivity and reducing costs. PATA’s adoption of the product inspection solutions, including dynamic checkweighers and advanced metal detection systems, exemplifies the transformative impact of innovative inspection technologies on snack manufacturing operations.

“We are excited to engage with industry professionals at SnackEx and demonstrate how the Mettler-Toledo cutting-edge product inspection solutions can empower snack manufacturers to enhance product safety, compliance and efficiency,” said Stevens.