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Confectionery & Snack Foods

The Confectionery and Snack Food segment includes food products such as chocolates, candy bars, sweets, jellies, gums, hard and chew candies, through to snack foods such as potato chips, crisps, ready to eat nuts, trail mix, savory snacks, energy and granola bars.

Challenges with Confectionary and Snack Foods

Some challenges found within this sector include:

  • Large amount of processing and production of the food product, which increase the chance of stainless steel contamination caused by processing and packaging machine failure
  • Warm, sticky and dusty environments and the need for regular cleaning of machines, conveyors and belts
  • Increasing use of metalized film and foil in packaging of many snack and confectionery products, making conventional metal detection difficult to use
  • Integrity of products during the production process (i.e. cracking or missing coating on a chocolate bar) or missing items
  • Product temperature varies throughout processing lines which can affect product signals in metal detection equipment
  • Some snacks are made up many ingredients, which give consistent density challenges to x-ray systems

Why Use Loma?

  • Loma has recognized solutions for metal detection, x-ray inspection, dynamic in-line Checkweighing, and can provide combined Check and Detect solutions, where detection and weighing occur on the same system
  • With Loma’s Designed to Survive® philosophy, equipment is designed to withstand the demanding environments found within many factories
  • Gravity fed inspection systems such as Vertical Falls for dried snacks and the compact Waferthin for installation above bagging machines
IQ4 Conveyorized Metal Detector System

IQ4 Conveyorized Metal Detector System

The IQ4 Conveyorized Metal Detector system is designed for packaged and loose products and can be supplied with full retail compliance.

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Ideal for:

  • Meat, Poultry & Fish
  • Bakery
  • Dairy and Egg Products
  • Confectionery & Snack Foods
  • Dried Foods, Cereals & Grains
  • Fruit, Vegetables & Nuts
  • Other / General Industries
X5C Compact X-Ray Inspection

X5C Compact X-Ray Inspection

Designed with retail-packed convenience food in mind the X5C is the smallest X-Ray system available, with a machine length of 1000mm and offers first-class CCP protection in the smallest footprint possible - and Designed to Survive.
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Ideal for:

  • Convenience Food | Food-to-Go
  • Meat, Poultry & Fish
  • Bakery
  • Dairy and Egg Products
  • Confectionery & Snack Foods
  • Fruit, Vegetables & Nuts
  • Other / General Industries
  • Dried Foods, Cereals & Grains
  • Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical
X5 Spacesaver X-Ray Inspection

X5 Spacesaver X-Ray Inspection

Designed to be integrated into line with optional free standing reject, Available in 300mm and 500mm belt width models, the X5 SpaceSaver is perfect for packed products with a width of up to 250mm.
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Ideal for:

  • Convenience Food | Food-to-Go
  • Dairy and Egg Products
  • Meat, Poultry & Fish
  • Bakery
  • Confectionery & Snack Foods
X5 Pack X-Ray Inspection

X5 Pack X-Ray Inspection

Designed to be integrated into line with built-in automatic reject and available in 300, 500 and 600 mm belt width models, the X5 Pack is perfect for a variety of unpackaged and packaged products.
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Ideal for:

  • Convenience Food | Food-to-Go
  • Dairy and Egg Products
  • Meat, Poultry & Fish
  • Bakery
  • Confectionery & Snack Foods
X5C & CW3 Check & Detect Combination System

X5C & CW3 Check & Detect Combination System

The X5c & CW3 Check & Detect Combination System is designed for detecting contaminants and reducing giveaway in food products.  This system is perfect for inspecting retail-packed convenience food, ready meals in foil trays and small end-of-line packaged goods up to 280mm wide by 110mm high.

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Ideal for:

  • Convenience Food | Food-to-Go
  • Meat, Poultry & Fish
  • Bakery
  • Confectionery & Snack Foods
  • Dairy and Egg Products
  • Fruit, Vegetables & Nuts
  • Other / General Industries
X5 Spacesaver/CW3 Check & Detect Combination System

X5 Spacesaver/CW3 Check & Detect Combination System

The X5 Spacesaver/CW3 Check & Detect Combination System is designed for detecting contaminants and reducing giveaway in food products.  This system is perfect for inspecting retail-packed convenience food, ready meals in foil trays and small end-of-line packaged goods.

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Ideal for:

  • Convenience Food | Food-to-Go
  • Meat, Poultry & Fish
  • Bakery
  • Confectionery & Snack Foods
  • Dairy and Egg Products
  • Fruit, Vegetables & Nuts
  • Dried Foods, Cereals & Grains
  • Other / General Industries
IQ4 Vertical Fall Metal Detection

IQ4 Vertical Fall Metal Detection

The IQ4 Vertical Fall is a gravity fed / throat metal detector system designed for inspecting bulk, powders and granules. This system is supplied complete with frame, throughput tube and a choice of sealed valve or cowbell reject, depending on application.

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Ideal for:

  • Dried Foods, Cereals & Grains
  • Bakery
  • Fruit, Vegetables & Nuts
  • Other / General Industries
IQ4 Waferthin Metal Detection

IQ4 Waferthin Metal Detection

The IQ4 Waferthin is a compact gravity fed / throat metal detector system designed to be installed between gravity feed hoppers, multi-head weighers and VFFS bagging machines with a minimal metal free zone required.
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Ideal for:

  • Dried Foods, Cereals & Grains
  • Confectionery & Snack Foods
X5 Bulkflow for Loose Food Inspection

X5 Bulkflow for Loose Food Inspection

Designed to be integrated into line with optional reject stations, the X5 Bulkflow X-ray is perfect for loose and free flowing products.
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Ideal for:

  • Dried Foods, Cereals & Grains
  • Fruit, Vegetables & Nuts
  • Other / General Industries

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