Sweet success as bakery installs Loma X-ray inspection machine

By Joseph James Whitworth

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Loma's X5 Spacesaver x-ray inspection machine
Loma's X5 Spacesaver x-ray inspection machine

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Changing retailer codes of practice and business growth have driven a cake and dessert producer to install an X-ray detection machine from Loma Systems.

Mathiesons manufactures chilled and ambient cakes and desserts for local and UK-wide retailers, including independent bakeries and supermarkets.

It operates six production lines at its British Retail Consortium (BRC) accredited facility in Scotland.

The X5 Spacesaver, inspecting fresh cream products for contaminants at speeds up to 1,500 packs per hour.

Nick Wills, managing director at Mathiesons, said the investment follows installation of two Loma metal detectors several years ago.

“It is also important that we harness technology that is future proof and keeps up with changing BRC standards and retailer codes of practice,” ​he said.

“Loma’s X5 Spacesaver offers 25% improved detection performance, 20% smaller footprint than similar machines and ultra-hygienic design for quick clean and low maintenance and serviceability.

“Space is always at a premium so the X5 Spacesaver’s compact, slimline size is a big advantage.”

The X5 Spacesaver can operate at line speeds up to 75 metres per minute and detects and rejects contaminants such as bone, metal fragments, glass, stones, bone, plastics and ceramics. 

It can identify improperly packaged product for: size, shape, length, fill level, component count and presence.

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