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Convenience Food | Food-to-Go

The Convenience Food / Food-to-Go sector covers a variety of highly processed and prepared foods, whether they are frozen, chilled, baked or unbaked. This includes products such as ready meals or ready-to-eat meals, soups, wraps, pizzas, burritos, pies, salads, sushi, sandwiches and sauces.

Challenges in this Sector

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
  • Use of metallized film or aluminium foil to pack products for freshness and quality
  • Multiple elements or ingredients packaged in different compartments in ready meals, which include additional items like cutlery or sauces, which can have high salt content
  • Increase in private label manufacture, requiring food manufacturers to be serving multiple retailers with multiple products
  • Smaller portion sizes, leading to lightweight and difficult to handle packaging

Why Use Loma?

Loma has a well-developed experience of working with many food manufacturers around the world to deliver convenience food to the consumer.

  • We deliver solutions for metal detection, dynamic in-line Checkweighing and x-ray inspection, including combination systems
  • Newly developed X5C Compact X-ray system designed to cope with the challenges of the Convenience Food / Food-to-Go sector, which include metal detection and looking at product integrity
  • Simple Product Learn algorithms in detection equipment that make light work of set-up for different products

Ideal systems for this industry

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 Space Saver X-Ray Inspection

X5 Space Saver X-Ray Inspection

Designed to be integrated into line with optional free standing reject, it is available in 300mm and 500mm belt width models, and is perfect for products with a height of up to 180mm.
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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

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