At the inaugural Iceland Fishing Expo held recently in Reykjavik, the President of Iceland, Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, and Minister of Fisheries & Agriculture, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, visited distributor, Eltak Ltd’s stand where they learned how Loma’s X5c X-ray inspection system can help fish processors identify contaminants such as bones, shell fragments and grit.
In addition, Icelandic television station, INN-TV interviewed Eltak Ltd’s Managing Director Jonas Agustsson for an episode titled ‘Hrafnathing’.

Jonas comments: “Over the past few years, the Icelandic fish processing industry has grown considerably with lots of businesses, including startups, developing innovative new products. As a result, we welcomed this annual exhibition to showcase equipment such as Loma’s exciting X5c X-ray system which is ideal for detecting contaminants such as bones, shell fragments and grit in both fresh and processed fish products.

“The plug and play machine, which is designed to be flexible enough to fit into most production lines without making any major modifications, generated lots of interest at the show and we were honoured that the President of Iceland and Minister of Fisheries & Agriculture took the time to visit our stand on the opening day. It really was a great opportunity for us to explain how the X5c can help introduce a new level of certainty for fish processors.

Jonas adds: “For example, in fish processing plants the X5c can be easily integrated into a line to detect the presence of most bones in fish fillets coming out of automatic bone removers.”

Loma’s X5c X-ray inspection system adheres to the company’s ‘Designed to Survive’ ethos whilst significantly reducing the cost of ownership of X-ray inspection technology. It represents considerable investment by Loma in developing a fully specified system that offers high quality contaminant inspection using a reduced number of well-proven subcomponents and streamlined design.

To comply with CFR21 part 11, Loma’s X5c is multilevel password protected for improved data management allowing the system to log events against individual operators. Produced from brushed stainless steel, it also offers an ultrahygienic design for easy cleaning and low maintenance and serviceability. A quick release belt can be removed without the need for tools and the tension eased for cleaning. The sloping surfaces stop food particles and washdown droplets accumulating in crevices and reduce drying time.

Ideal for the detection of glass, calcified bone, rubber, stone as well as ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel metal in various packaging, Loma’s X5c operates at line speeds up to 50 metres per minute and measures just one metre in length. It is capable of handling products up to 100mm (height) and 300mm (width) but weighing no more than 3kg.

With the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and retailers’ Codes of Practice further recognising the use of X-ray inspection systems in the food industry, Loma used its considerable knowledge, experience and resources to build a system that offers major cost advantages, and opens up X-ray inspection technology to those companies who previously considered it too expensive.

As with all Loma’s products, customers benefit from a high level of service and receive a tailor made solution to their inspection requirements.


Anita Miault

Tel: 01252 893300


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