The new Eagle™ Bulk 415 PRO x-ray inspection system from Eagle Product Inspection helps manufacturers to achieve enhanced contaminant detection, improved product handling, and streamlined maintenance for dry bulk foods.

Featuring an innovative cupped conveyor and four-lane flap rejecter, the new system is ideal for production lines processing nuts, grains, granola, sugar, cereals, coffee and other high-volume bulk products. The Bulk 415 PRO maximizes contaminant removal while cutting product waste, as well as reducing downtime to boost line efficiency.

Traditionally dry bulk foods have presented a challenge to manufacturers looking to minimize the risk of contaminants reaching end consumers. As the product is inspected in a loose flow prior to the packaging process, rather than discrete, uniform packs, it can be difficult for standard product inspection systems to identify contamination. In addition, standard single flap rejecters commonly found in these types of applications which cover the entire belt width can result in too much good product being removed along with contamination, increasing product waste.

The Bulk 415 PRO, however, features a cutting-edge cupped conveyor, the raised edges of which promote a more uniform product depth across the belt, as well as reducing waste by preventing product spilling onto the floor which can occur using conventional flat belt designs. This, combined with Eagle's Material Discrimination X-ray (MDX) technology, which discriminates materials by their chemical composition rather than relying on busy grayscale images, optimizes the detection of various contaminants--glass, metal, mineral, stones, rocks and some plastics.

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