With MEKI Data Manager, the production reports, time stamps, and individual X-ray images produced by the systems can be used as a part of food traceability.
This new software collects the data from the X-ray systems and makes it available for food producers in boosting the traceability of their products.
“Some food companies are already using data to some extent to optimize their production,” said vice president of commercial operations Juho Ojuva. “We see a clear trend toward different data solutions becoming more accessible for the managers in food production companies of all sizes.
“For example, when accurate data is used together with artificial intelligence, you can make better decisions and we want to be in the forefront to enable all of this.”
The MEKI Data Manager helps quality managers to analyse the X-ray images to help further boost the improvement of production quality, safety, and traceability.
It also claimed that the Data Manager, manual paperwork would be ‘a thing of the past’ at quality control points. The software will help to make more accurate recalls, and optimize processes and the settings of production equipment – all of which have a major impact on reducing food waste in production.
Mekitec is a manufacturer of X-ray quality control systems for the global food industry and has provided over one thousand systems in 50 countries. The company employs 70 people worldwide with a revenue of $5.6m in the last fiscal year.
Meanwhile, Ian Robertshaw, Global Key Account Manager at Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection, outlined six steps that food manufacturers can take to help prevent physical contamination in the factory.