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Ice cream firm installs metal detector system

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Ice cream producer Cheshire Farm has installed a metal detector and conveyor system from Lock Inspection Systems.

The family-run business produces over 2,000 litres of ice cream an hour, in more than 30 different flavours and a range of tub sizes from 110ml to five litres. The company chose an end-of-line Lock system, which replaces an outdated metal detector used to meet the challenges of this specific manufacturing environment.

"Accurate inspection of ice cream can be difficult because the conductive signal varies according to the temperature of the product even slight changes during production will make a difference,"​ says Rob Gray, who in charge of UK sales at Lock Inspection Systems.

"With temperatures of around -6C at inspection, any unexpected rise or fall in ambient temperature may change the temperature of the ice cream and alter the conductive signal that it generates. Our sophisticated technology can track these fluctuations and make the necessary fine adjustments to ensure a consistently high level of contaminant sensitivity."

Installed to inspect the filled tubs, the Lock metal detector and conveyor system also benefits from user-friendly data software which can store and recall over 100 product settings; allowing it to efficiently adapt to the range of different sizes.

Contact: Lock Inspection

Related topics: Dairy, Frozen, Processing equipment

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