Vision Inspection Systems

Vision Inspection Systems from Bizerba. The new comprehensive range of inspection systems capture every package that passes. Each unit is visually scanned from above and below. In addition the vision inspection systems check the seal integrity. Rejecting any and all packages that fall outside the programmed set criteria.

Vision Inspection Systems – Variants

Firstly one of the most popular vision inspection systems from Bizerba is the BVS®-L vision system. This high speed system checks the packages from above and below. Each package is recorded and photographed for future reference if required. All the seals and packages are checked. In addition the system will recognise and reject any packages with incorrect packaging, incorrect labels and even reject and identify any expiry dates and sell by dates that do not adhere to the programmed criteria.

Vision Inspection Systems ThemoSecure L
Vision Inspection Systems ThemoSecure L

In addition the new and very popular system is the ThermoSecure L. With all the added benefits of the BVS®-L vision inspection systems this one is a closed unit. Lending itself to fresh food and exposed goods this system is ideal where high IP protection is required for wet areas. Seamlessly integrating with existing lines and paired with the Bizerba BRAIN2 industrial software will offer you the very best data capture and data exchange platform on the market today.

Vision Inspection Systems – Smaller production

Why not watch the latest video, showcasing some of the smaller vision inspection systems unique features and benefits with high precision.

Alternatively for the smaller production facility with slower lower output requirements you may want to consider the Vision Inspection Label Secure vision inspection systems. Some of the highlights of the slightly smaller version are as follows.

  • Synchronous package inspection by means of two cameras
  • Belt speeds of up to 65 m/min possible
  • Guarantee correct packaging for the product
  • Automatic rejection of packages not conforming with reference criteria
  • Reading of texts (e.g. min. sell-by date)
  • Easy “teaching” of package criteria
  • Data management via the _dataMaintenance.BRAIN software solution
  • Creation of reports in _statistics.BRAIN or other statistics programs
  • Password protected user management

Finally for all your checkweighing and inspection requirements we will have a solution for you, no matter how large or small your food production facility may be. We offer free site surveys and consultation visits. For more information on the Bizerba range of products and services contact us today for a no obligation quote.


Dynamic Checkweighing

Dynamic checkweighing from Bizerba. High speed High IP protection checkweighing. Inline checkweighers for the food industry. The very best German technology and parts ensuring you of the reliability you can trust. Three main variants in the range that can all be tailored to your individual requirements. The entry level CWDmaxx dynamic checkweigher will weigh up to 250 units per minute with IP54 protection. This is the preferred choice for food manufactures that require a system that does not require wet cleaning. Each of the dynamic checkweighing systems are modular allowing for up to 5 belt modules.

Dynamic Checkweighing – Options

Further options in the checkweighing range are the CWEmaxx and the CWFmaxx dynamic checkweighing systems. Depending on the speed required the weights that need to be monitored and the IP protection for the products weighed. Combined the three models will cover every conceivable scenario that you may encounter. In addition, every model is modular and has a vast array of options available as additional features.

Also to compliment the dynamic checkweighing options we supply a vast array of inspection systems. Integrated metal detectors, X-Ray Food inspection systems and vision inspection systems. We will discuss these systems at a later date. However for more information please visit the main site and discover more about our inspection systems.

Dynamic Checkweighing – High IP Protection

In areas for unpack-aged food we have a high IP69 protection system. The CWPmaxx dynamic checkweighing system. Perfectly suited to extremely harsh environments where wet cleaning occurs. The most common areas of use are as follows.

  • Seafood
  • Poultry
  • Fresh meat, ground meat
  • Sausages / cold cuts
  • Instant meals, tinned food
  • Bread, cakes and pastries
  • Dairy products

Combining a dynamic checkweighing system with one or more inspection systems will ensure you produce a perfect product every time. Also consider each package will be checked, inside and out for any contaminants, irregular packaging or labels. Even the use by dates and bar codes are read by our vision inspection systems. Helping you prevent those costly product recalls. Why not download the latest white paper on How To Prevent Product Recalls.

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Meat Slicer Design

Meat Slicer design to help reduce the risk of illness from food borne pathogens

Considering a 2015 study by Purdue University suggests standard cleaning procedures don’t sufficiently eliminate the potentially deadly bacteria Listeria. Researchers found a disturbing 9.5% of the samples taken from retail delis contaminated with Listeria.  Samples were from floors, drains, all contact points.

Deli meats have long been associated with Listeria. While it is estimated to infect about 1600 people a year, it is fatal to 260 of them, making it the deadliest of food borne pathogens. The elderly, pregnant women, young children, immune compromised are most susceptible.

Additionally there are about 50,000 reported cases / year of illness caused by Salmonella. The CDC estimates there are a staggering 2 – 4 million cases of Salmonellae / year in the USA when unreported cases are factored in. Of 1000 people infected, 220 will require hospitalization and 8 will die.

In recent years there have been two prominent Salmonella outbreaks linked to a deli slicer. In one case, the bacteria thrived behind a thumb guard and contaminated the sliced product. This was a design deficiency that relied on a silicone seal that failed with routine cleaning.

A 2010 outbreak in Rhode Island was ultimately traced back to a slicer. At some point, contaminated tomatoes were prepared in the machine leaving behind debris in hard to clean areas. According to the RI Department of Health, of all infections connected to deli meats, as much as 80% have come from meats sliced at retail groceries.

Meat Slicer Design – Key Points

Also it is reasonable to anticipate food debris collecting on the slicer. The FDA requires the slicers to be cleaned every 4 hours. Designing a slicer that has no gaps, recesses, seams, potential harborage points, silicone seals, is essential to protect the consumer as well as the owner. NSF ANSI 8 is a minimum standard. Bizerba exceeds the minimum, providing the highest hygiene protection available in the world.

Construction details of the slicer are the first line of defence against illness from food borne pathogens.

Meat Slicer Design – Solutions

Furthermore we use a one piece extruded carriage plate. The thumb guard is attached by stir friction welding. This eliminates the possibility of porosity. This is an expensive process but most effective. Other manufacturers bolt the thumb guard to the carriage creating a seam.  Cross contamination risk is enhanced.The Bizerba slice thickness knob is flush mounted with the additional protection of a UL 157 seal. The other manufacturers recess their knob into the housing creating a hard too clean cavity. The slice thickness knob is touched hundreds of times a day. Cross contamination is inevitable.

Also the gauge plate is in constant contact with the product. Bizerba uses a one piece extruded aluminium gauge plate for optimal protection. Bolt-on, 2 piece assemblies have inherent contamination risks both immediate and long term. Bizerba completely seals the blade to the machine housing with a UL 157 seal. No gaps in this high contact area.

Finally for more information on Meat slicer design and the options available from Bizerba. Visit the Main Site or Contact us today.