Heat and Control is displaying a range of processing, packaging and inspection systems on stand D150 at AUSPACK 2019, including the 450 Mastermatic compact fryer.

The 450 is one of a range of Mastermatic fryers, which Heat and Control says are known for their reliable operation and low maintenance. All are self-contained including operating controls, and are available in sizes from countertop to large free-standing units; Heat and Control claims they offer a large frying area with low floor space requirements.

According to Heat and Control, Mastermatic fryers can accurately control temperature and conveyor speed to uniformly fry a variety of snacks and prepared foods, including chicken nuggets, french fries, hash browns, tortilla chips, meatballs and patties, egg rolls, fried chicken parts, onion rings, pellet snacks, fish sticks, nut meats, and noodles.

Also on display will be the latest X-ray systems and metal detectors from Ishida and CEIA, including the Ishida IX-EN-2493 X-ray inspection system and the CEIA THS/MS21 multi-spectrum industrial metal detector.

An entry-level option, Heat and Control says that the IX-EN series is reliable machine that balances impressive sensitivity with minimal operating costs, and offers an excellent return on investment for uniform products such as bread, dried fruit, sliced cheese, yoghurt, pastry and confectionery.

The CEIA THS/MS21 is the only metal detector that uses multiple frequencies at the same time, claims Heat and Control, which means it can offer more sensitive detection and fewer product effect errors, accurately differentiating between product effect and metal contaminants with no need to reduce sensitivity.

Key Technology’s Veryx optical sorter will feature on the stand as well for the first time at an Australian trade show. The company says it can detect and remove defects and foreign material (FM) based on colour, structure, shape, size or biochemical characteristic differences in a single sorting pass to improve product quality, while virtually eliminating false rejects to increase yields.

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