Pumps and valves are the hearts and lungs of a dairy processing plant. Pumps move ingredients from vats to fillers. Valves direct liquids to the proper line and allow for simultaneous production and cleaning. Dairy processors need to be efficient, so they want to capture every bit of ice cream mix, cheese curd, white mass or fruit slurry in a line.
Protecting your brand in the marketplace is one of the most important functions a food manufacturer performs. But all the investment to establish a reputation for product quality could be lost in the event of one safety recall.
A variety of reasons lead companies that pack food to invest in X-ray inspection systems. Some see them as an essential tool for managing risk, others believe they will help improve quality, and yet others see them as a marketing tool for managing their own reputation.