Mettler-Toledo  

Lutz,  FL 
United States
http://www.mt.com/pi
  • Booth: 4433

METTLER TOLEDO provides product inspection solutions for the bakery industry that ensure product quality and regulatory compliance, increase productivity, boost profits and protect your brand. Our full range of systems – ranging from basic and economical to sophisticated, state-of-the-art systems with customized material handling solutions – deliver unmatched inspection capability on all types of bulk and packaged products for environments ranging from dry to harsh wash-down. All systems are extremely easy to use and can be built to meet the standards of USDA, 3-A Sanitary and AMI with Allen Bradley components, and to meet FSMA and FDA requirements. Safeline metal detectors readily detect all types of metal contaminants, including the most difficult to detect stainless steel even in challenging applications. Safeline x-ray inspection equipment combines high-resolution, low energy x-ray technology with innovative hardware and high-performance image processing to detect and reject metal, stone, bone, glass and dense plastic contaminants, and also measure product mass, check for missing or broken product and confirm fill levels with virtually no false rejects. Hi-Speed checkweighers and caseweighers are available in a wide range of sizes and configurations to handle nearly any container type or package design even at high production rates to ensure accurate product delivery, reduced giveaway, and an optimized production processes. Innovative dashboard style controls make product set-up and changeover fast and error free for maximum uptime and productivity. CI-Vision machine vision systems perform accurate label and package quality inspections on many types of packages at high speeds, Systems can also prevent label mix-up, one of the leading causes of recalls, to ensure brand protection and avoid costly lawsuits. An OMAC member, we are committed to connectivity and data storage and retrieval to help meet regulatory requirements and increase productivity. Inspection systems can be connected using a variety of methods, including our own ProdX data collection and management software. Our innovative solutions are supported by the most comprehensive engineering solutions, product testing, and training in the industry, with 24/7 telephone support and nationwide field service.

Brands: Safeline, Hi-Speed, CI-Vision, PCE


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  • Gravity flow (GF) and Throat metal detectors are an essential part of the processing of any dry granular or particulate product, as well as free-flowing bakery products. As product falls freely through the metal detector’s inspection zone, the unit detects metal contaminants and the contaminated portion of the product is quickly segregated from the main product flow and removed. METTLER TOLEDO has been for years a global leader in this critical and widely used inspection process. 

    Now METTLER TOLEDO Safeline has introduced multiple improvements to its GF and Throat metal detectors that further increase productivity, enhance brand protection and improve product and process quality while keeping operators safer. These improvements are aimed at making metal detection a smoother, safer, less disruptive process that adds to the profitability of operations.

    The four new improvements are the RT (Reduced Test) Mode; the ATS (Automatic Test System; e-Drive™  technology to increase the detection of smaller and spherical contaminants; and Emulation, which enables the remote monitoring of detector performance using hand-held wireless devices.

    RT Mode enables a significant reduction in the frequency of metal detector testing. A company currently testing metal detector function every two hours can extend this to every 12 hours with RT, providing the extended test period is still within the customer's quarantine period for that product. On-board technology continuously analyzes the performance of all critical components within the system to ensure that they are in a good operating condition. This continuous tracking and identification of any elements that may lead to a reduction in system performance eliminates the need for frequent testing throughout production runs. RT Mode identifies any issues that can potentially affect the performance of the metal detector before the system goes out of specification, reducing operator involvement and alerting users.

    METTLER TOLEDO developed ATS to keep downtime to an absolute minimum. At the touch of a button, ATS automatically introduces three test pieces into the metal detector's aperture in a controlled manner via a pneumatic system–one ferrous, one non-ferrous and one stainless steel. A four-test sample option is also available, to include testing for aluminum. ATS improves the efficiency and repeatability of performance testing to enhance quality processes.

    New eDrive™ technology drives greater power to the transmit coil of the metal detector, enabling it to detect significantly smaller real life metal contaminants. When fitted with eDrive, Mettler Toledo’s latest throat metal detectors and gravity fall systems also deliver up to 20 per cent greater spherical sensitivity. This translates into significantly improved wire length detection capabilities, for enhanced product quality, increased consumer satisfaction and greater brand protection.

    The fourth new improvement is Emulation. Using VNC (Virtual Network Computing) technology, Emulation allows operators to mirror the Human Machine Interface (HMI) of one or more Profile metal detectors onto remote networked devices, including mobile phones, tablets and laptops. The customer downloads a free application from the app store and links it directly to the metal detector. This enables quality personnel to log in from any location and remotely monitor the current status of the detector, view any setting changes that have been made, and review access log statistics without having to be directly in front of the metal detector.

    Emulation also enables line operators to monitor the performance of metal detectors that are typically located high above production lines, eliminating the need to climb ladders and work at dangerous heights. Safety is a concern of all manufacturers, and this feature has been an especially popular improvement.

  • The C33 PlusLine of the C-Series line of checkweighers is capable of weighing packages between seven grams and 7.5 kilograms, at throughput rates of up to 300 units per minute. The system offers hundreds of features, such as specially-protected conveyors for the weighing of granular or powdery products. Integrated with a Safeline metal detector, the C33 provides an efficient and space-saving combination system.

    Mettler-Toledo's communication offering is the most complete in the industry. Solutions available include Ethernet/IP PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP OPC DA/UA, along with TCP/IP, and various serial communications solutions. Fieldbus and OPC solutions have Pack ML (ISA TR88.00.02) as a fundamental part of their base-architecture – making control integration far simpler and faster. C-Series checkweighers provide real-time monitoring of critical control points (CCPs) to support your end-to-end compliance with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) principles.

    Mettler-Toledo works with 3-A, ANSI, and EHEDG – and with C-Series, cleanability, stability, and safety are built in. A quick view of the machine structure shows a frame that is rugged for reliability and high-performance weighing, yet open, with minimized flat surfaces, taking less time to clean and sanitize. Whether you are packaging dry products or unwrapped food, C-Series has the right level of machine construction for your application.

    C-Series offers a broad variety of HMI locations and machine configurations that allow you to arrange the checkweigher to best fit your operational needs. If you need the HMI on the front, back, or freestanding to avoid reaching over machines or to provide access to a part of the machine, this can be done through the product's intelligent configurability.

  • The new METTLER TOLEDO X34 Series X-ray Inspection System is a single lane solution designed to inspect small- and medium-sized packaged products. The new system offers automated incoming product set-up coupled with intelligent software to improve production uptime, reduce manufacturing costs and enhance detection sensitivity. The X34 Series provides the ultimate in product safety inspection that delivers a minimal False Reject Rate (FRR).

    The X34 automated product setup capability enhances detection sensitivity and optimizes production uptime by eliminating the possibility of human programming errors during set-up, even across multiple product lines. The X34 features an Optimum Powered X-ray Generator, combined with a 0.4 mm detector, and automatically adapts to detect a range of small, hard-to-find contaminants. This both improves the safety of products entering the marketplace and reduces the likelihood of recalls and potential liability lawsuits.

    The efficient generator/detector combination also significantly reduces operating costs. The low-powered generator reduces energy consumption and protects profitability by reducing the Total Cost of Ownership, while supporting sustainability values. Lower power usage equals lower total cost of ownership.

    METTLER TOLEDO’S ContamPlus X-ray inspection software algorithms are the source of enhanced detection sensitivity, resulting in a minimum FRR and reduced product waste. The enhanced software offers reliable contamination detection, providing outstanding detection sensitivity and simultaneously performing inspection checks for product quality and packaging presentation integrity, ensuring brand protection.

  • The Profile Advantage metal detector delivers unrivalled levels of detection sensitivity to maximize detection and ensure end-user’s brand protection. Multi-simultaneous frequency technology achieves the highest levels of detection sensitivities by analyzing product signal data captured across a wide spectrum of frequencies simultaneously. This is processed by METTLER TOLEDO’s 3S software algorithm in real time, which results in up to a 50% higher sensitivity than competing technologies. 

    In addition, Product Signal Suppression virtually eliminates the incidence of false triggering by suppressing the active and unwanted product signals often produced during inspection of high-moisture products. The benefits to the user are lower running costs and a dramatic reduction in product waste.

    This new technology makes the Profile Advantage an extremely valuable inspection tool for bakery products that contain a high degree of moisture––a condition that triggers many false rejects in conventional metal detectors. The traditional solution to this problem has been to set the sensitivity of the metal detector lower to eliminate false rejects, thereby limiting its ability to detect all contaminants. By suppressing those false signals, the Profile Advantage inspects products at full sensitivity, ensuring more effective inspection and maximizing product safety.

    Profile Advantage metal detectors incorporate advanced Condition Monitoring as standard. Condition Monitoring technology assesses the performance and operation of key detector components and circuitry. Adverse trends or changes in performance that can potentially cause system downtime are signaled, giving operators advanced warning before a problem occurs. When fitted with METTLER TOLEDO’s optional Due Diligence Enhancement Software Package, Profile Advantage can provide an even higher level of system integrity that delivers total system performance and ensures the highest level of metal detection.

  • METTLER TOLEDO developed the X36 Series of X-ray inspection systems to enable manufacturers of bakery and many other types of products to inspect their products for contamination at high production speeds (up to 300 products per minute) on both single and multi-line operations, while reducing the energy requirements for doing so.

    While standard X-ray inspection systems use powerful generators to inspect products, the X36 uses highly sensitive X-ray detectors that require a less powerful (20 watt) generator to produce the same results, making it the most energy-efficient X-ray system on the market. Its robust, hygienic design also makes it a reliable choice even for harsh washdown environments.

    Ideal for inspecting small, medium and large products, the X36 systems offer outstanding detection of contaminants that include metal, glass, mineral stone, calcified bone and high-density plastic and rubber. In addition to detecting contaminants, the systems also simultaneously offer product integrity checks such as measuring gross and zoned mass, counting components and checking the integrity of seals, guaranteeing all-round product quality. These capabilities result in safety and product quality benefits for both the manufacturer and its customers.

    Today’s regulatory bodies and consumers alike are focused on product safety and on protection of the environment through reducing energy use. The X36 inspection systems directly address both of these concerns.

  • A member of OMAC, METTLER TOLEDO is committed to connectivity and data storage and retrieval to help meet regulatory requirements and increase productivity. All of our inspection systems can be connected using a variety of methods, including our own ProdX data collection and management software.

    METTLER TOLEDO analyzed the latest production lines, the impact of increased productivity, the challenges and demands for product safety, and also investigated brand, reputation and consumer protection.  From this, four cornerstones were identified on which to build ProdX:

    Productivity, Product Quality, Security and Clarity. 

    Productivity – product inspection device integration is centralized and enables monitoring from multiple locations.  The user interface features color coded machine icons that provide at-a-glance device status and health.  This means interventions are planned rather than reactive, keeping productivity at maximum for longer. 

    Product Quality – the ProdX dashboard provides critical early warning of key Product Quality indicators, such as non-conforming raw materials from suppliers or machinery maintenance requests – all of which have a negative impact on overall product quality standards.

    Security – changes to product set-ups on multiple product inspection devices can be carried out simultaneously, therefore reducing reliance on line operators.  This reduces human error and keeps product data secure.

    Clarity – all data and performance levels are designed to be as transparent as possible.  Standardized reporting meets the specification for due diligence.  If there are any issues, ProdX will see right through them.

    Production uptime is further enhanced with the rejects and event monitoring screens and their associated reports. By giving you detailed information in real-time, potential downtime events and product waste are averted, processes proactively managed, and valuable maintenance and production personnel are better utilized. 

    ProdX boosts process productivity, improves product quality, and provides robust operational security and total clarity for your product inspection program.   


 Products

  • Metal Detectors for Vertical Applications
    METTLER TOLEDO has introduced four improvements to its GF and Throat metal detectors that further increase productivity, enhance brand protection and improve product and process quality while keeping operators safer....

  • Reduced Test Mode significantly reduces the frequency of testing by continuously analyzing the performance of all critical components to ensure that they are in a good operating condition. RT Mode identifies any issues that can potentially affect the performance before the system goes out of specification, reducing operator involvement and alerting users.

    Automatic Test System keeps downtime to an absolute minimum. At the touch of a button, ATS automatically introduces three test pieces into the metal detector's aperture in a controlled manner. ATS improves the efficiency and repeatability of performance testing to enhance quality processes.

    eDrive™ technology enables detection of significantly smaller real life metal contaminants, and up to 20% greater spherical sensitivity. This translates into significantly improved wire length detection capabilities, for enhanced product quality, increased consumer satisfaction and greater brand protection.

    Emulation uses VNC (Virtual Network Computing) technology to allow operators to mirror the HMI of one or more metal detectors onto remote networked devices, including mobile phones, 

  • X34 X-ray Inspection System
    Designed to inspect small- and medium-sized packaged products, the X34 offers automated product set-up and an intelligent software to improve uptime, reduce manufacturing costs and enhance detection sensitivity and delivers a minimal False Reject Rate....

  • The X34 automated product setup capability enhances detection sensitivity and optimizes production uptime by eliminating the possibility of human programming errors during set-up, even across multiple product lines. The X34 features an Optimum Powered X-ray Generator, combined with a 0.4 mm detector, and automatically adapts to detect a range of small, hard-to-find contaminants. This both improves the safety of products entering the marketplace and reduces the likelihood of recalls and potential liability lawsuits.

    The efficient generator/detector combination also significantly reduces operating costs. The low-powered generator reduces energy consumption and protects profitability by reducing the Total Cost of Ownership, while supporting sustainability values. Lower power usage equals lower total cost of ownership.

    METTLER TOLEDO’S ContamPlus X-ray inspection software algorithms are the source of enhanced detection sensitivity, resulting in a minimum FRR and reduced product waste. The enhanced software offers reliable contamination detection, providing outstanding detection sensitivity and simultaneously performing inspection checks for product quality and packaging presentation integrity, ensuring brand protection.

  • CM33 Combination Checkweigher/Metal Detector
    The CM33 checkweigher/metal detector combination sytem automatically rejects metal contaminants and weighs packages at high speeds, with hundreds of features, such as specially-protected conveyors for the weighing of granular or powdery products....

  • The CM33 is an efficient and space-saving checkweigher/metal detector combination sytem. It automatically rejects metal contaminants and weighs packages at throughput rates of up to 300 units per minute. The system offers hundreds of features, such as specially-protected conveyors for the weighing of granular or powdery products.

    Mettler-Toledo's communication offering is the most complete in the industry. Solutions available include Ethernet/IP PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP OPC DA/UA, along with TCP/IP, and various serial communications solutions. Fieldbus and OPC solutions have Pack ML (ISA TR88.00.02) as a fundamental part of their base-architecture – making control integration far simpler and faster. C-Series checkweighers provide real-time monitoring of critical control points (CCPs) to support your end-to-end compliance with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) principles.

    Mettler-Toledo works with 3-A, ANSI, and EHEDG – and with C-Series, cleanability, stability, and safety are built in. A quick view of the machine structure shows a frame that is rugged for reliability and high-performance weighing, yet open, with minimized flat surfaces, taking less time to clean and sanitize. Whether you are packaging dry products or unwrapped food, C-Series has the right level of machine construction for your application.

    C-Series offers a broad variety of HMI locations and machine configurations that allow you to arrange the checkweigher to best fit your operational needs. If you need the HMI on the front, back, or freestanding to avoid reaching over machines or to provide access to a part of the machine, this can be done through the product's intelligent configurability.

  • Profile Advantage Metal Detector
    The Profile Advantage metal detector delivers unrivalled sensitivity on products that are frozen, chilled, hot or cooling such as baked good. Product Signal Sup-pression virtually eliminates the incidence of false rejects....

  • The Profile Advantage metal detector delivers unrivalled levels of detection sensitivity to maximize detection and ensure end-user’s brand protection. Multi-simultaneous frequency technology achieves the highest levels of detection sensitivities by analyzing product signal data captured across a wide spectrum of frequencies simultaneously. This is processed by METTLER TOLEDO’s 3S software algorithm in real time, which results in up to a 50% higher sensitivity than competing technologies. 

    In addition, Product Signal Suppression virtually eliminates the incidence of false triggering by suppressing the active and unwanted product signals often produced during inspection of high-moisture products. The benefits to the user are lower running costs and a dramatic reduction in product waste.

    This new technology makes the Profile Advantage an extremely valuable inspection tool for bakery products that contain a high degree of moisture––a condition that triggers many false rejects in conventional metal detectors. The traditional solution to this problem has been to set the sensitivity of the metal detector lower to eliminate false rejects, thereby limiting its ability to detect all contaminants. By suppressing those false signals, the Profile Advantage inspects products at full sensitivity, ensuring more effective inspection and maximizing product safety.

    Profile Advantage metal detectors incorporate advanced Condition Monitoring as standard. Condition Monitoring technology assesses the performance and operation of key detector components and circuitry. Adverse trends or changes in performance that can potentially cause system downtime are signaled, giving operators advanced warning before a problem occurs. When fitted with METTLER TOLEDO’s optional Due Diligence Enhancement Software Package, Profile Advantage can provide an even higher level of system integrity that delivers total system performance and ensures the highest level of metal detection. 
  • X36 X-ray Inspection System
    X36 systems offer outstanding detection of dense physical contaminants, and simultaneously offer product integrity checks such measuring mass, counting components and checking the integrity of seals, guaranteeing all-round product quality....

  • METTLER TOLEDO developed the X36 Series of X-ray inspection systems to enable manufacturers of bakery and many other types of products to inspect their products for contamination at high production speeds (up to 300 products per minute) on both single and multi-line operations, while reducing the energy requirements for doing so.

    While standard X-ray inspection systems use powerful generators to inspect products, the X36 uses highly sensitive X-ray detectors that require a less powerful (20 watt) generator to produce the same results, making it the most energy-efficient X-ray system on the market. Its robust, hygienic design also makes it a reliable choice even for harsh washdown environments.

    Ideal for inspecting small, medium and large products, the X36 systems offer outstanding detection of contaminants that include metal, glass, mineral stone, calcified bone and high-density plastic and rubber. In addition to detecting contaminants, the systems also simultaneously offer product integrity checks such as measuring gross and zoned mass, counting components and checking the integrity of seals, guaranteeing all-round product quality. These capabilities result in safety and product quality benefits for both the manufacturer and its customers.

    Today’s regulatory bodies and consumers alike are focused on product safety and on protection of the environment through reducing energy use. The X36 inspection systems directly address both of these concerns.

  • ProdX Data Management Software System
    METTLER TOLEDO is committed to connectivity and data storage and retrieval to help meet regulatory requirements and increase productivity. Our ProdX data collection and management software can be connected to all of our inspection systems....

  • METTLER TOLEDO analyzed the latest production lines, the impact of increased productivity, the challenges and demands for productsafety, and also investigated brand, reputation and consumer protection.  From this, four cornerstones were identified on which to build ProdX: Productivity, Product Quality, Security and Clarity. 

    Productivity – product inspection device integration is centralized and enables monitoring from multiple locations.  The user interface features color coded machine icons that provide at-a-glance device status and health.  This means interventions are planned rather than reactive, keeping productivity at maximum for longer. 

    Product Quality – the ProdX dashboard provides critical early warning of key Product Quality indicators, such as non-conforming raw materials from suppliers or machinery maintenance requests – all of which have a negative impact on overall product quality standards.

    Security – changes to product set-ups on multiple product inspection devices can be carried out simultaneously, therefore reducing reliance on line operators.  This reduces human error and keeps product data secure.

    Clarity – all data and performance levels are designed to be as transparent as possible.  Standardized reporting meets the specification for due diligence.  If there are any issues, ProdX will see right through them.

    Production uptime is further enhanced with the rejects and event monitoring screens and their associated reports. By giving you detailed information in real-time, potential downtime events and product waste are averted, processes proactively managed, and valuable maintenance and production personnel are better utilized. 

    ProdX boosts process productivity, improves product quality, and provides robust operational security and total clarity for your product inspection program.   

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