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Our experts have considerable experience in the dried fruit snack industry and in optimizing food processing efficiencies by helping our customers find the right equipment for their needs. Our fruit snacks processing equipment can quickly and efficiently process fruit snacks, including dried, blended, salted, and flavored fruit snacks, in a variety of ways, and our metal detection and X-ray machines lead the industry in package testing and contaminant detection technology. Our processing and packaging equipment handle product gently, weighs product accurately, and packages product securely, reducing waste and increasing our customers’ bottom line.

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Ishida Inspira Bagger for Snack Foods
Nov 28, 2022

Inspira: World’s Fastest and Most Efficient Snack Bagmaker

The Ishida Inspira Snack Bagmaker (Inspira) is a vertical form fill sealing (VFFS) machine, an automated packaging system that fills and seals products in formed bags from roll stock. Inspira incorporates next generation snack packaging technology and offers a new level of automation and efficiency to consistently produce quality bags, dramatically increasing production efficiency for snack food manufacturers.

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Ishida Case Packaging Machine
Aug 22, 2022

The Importance of Packaging Configuration Options

Flexibility in an automated case packaging machine increases efficiency and gives more options for product and packaging variations.

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Metal detection for food manufacturers
Jun 27, 2022

Metal Detection—Single Frequency vs. Multi-Frequency

Metal is one of the most commonly found contaminants in food and can be introduced at all stages of food manufacturing. By identifying metal contaminants during processing or packaging, a metal detector helps ensure the safety and the integrity of a wide range of unpackaged, packaged, or bulk goods and helps to eliminate metal contaminants from a food manufacturer’s finished product.

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Packaged Product Being Rejected by Checkweigher
May 19, 2022

Checkweigher Rejector Options: Flip, Fall, or Fly

Checkweighers are designed to divert inferior product off the production line. Depending on a manufacturer’s product, Ishida provides several rejector arm options to optimize the checkweighing process.

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Snack Food Vertical Form Fill Seal Machine
Nov 16, 2021

Improving End-of-Line Packaging Efficiencies

Q&A: An expert’s insight into snack food vertical form fill seal (VFFS) bagmaking.

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Maximize cooking oil life for industrial frying
Aug 16, 2021

Industrial Frying: How to Maximize Cooking Oil Life

Cooking oil is a key component of food processing, and taking steps to delay its degradation can result in reduced waste, costs, and risk of creating poor tasting food products. In this article, we discuss optimizing cooking oil life in industrial frying applications.

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Nut Industry Processing Equipment
Apr 2, 2021

Nut Processing Methods and How to Create Exciting and Unique Products

As demand for healthy and more nutritional snacks continues to grow, the variety of value-added nut snack options positioned as a ‘healthier’ option have increased as snack processors look to create unique flavors/recipes, coatings, and blends that brands use to attract consumer attention.

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Packaging Containers
Apr 2, 2021

Q&A How Different Product Types and Sizes Impact Metal Detection and X-ray Inspection of Food Products

Increases in product SKU are challenging for manufacturers who want to balance changing and increasing product variety with operational performance. Below is a Q&A with Todd Grube, Heat and Control Inspection Systems Product Manager, North America, on how different product types and sizes on the same line affect foreign object and quality control strategies.

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