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Most bananas are either eaten raw or cooked so only a select proportion is processed into a storable product. Because they are tropical fruits, typically they are sun-dried, a method that requires much more time and space than an industrial method. Our high-speed systems produce thousands of pounds per hour of quality plantain and banana snack products. Our experts have considerable experience in the plantain and banana chip industry and help our customers find the right equipment to optimizing food processing efficiencies. Our machines help optimize delivery to the slicer and we offer a variety of cutting systems that can slice the raw product into the chip styles you need. Our processing and packaging equipment handle your plantain and banana product gently, weighs product accurately, and packages product securely, reducing waste and increasing your bottom line.

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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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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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Ishida X-ray Inspection Systems Blog Article
Mar 16, 2021

How to Select the Right X-ray Machine

Consumers expect products that are consistent and of high quality. X-ray technology helps manufacturers effectively ensure product quality within budget. Look for technical performance when evaluating an X-ray machine to trust with your brand’s reputation.

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Sustainable Food Systems
Jan 18, 2021

Creating a More Resilient and Sustainable Food System

Heat and Control is committed to creating a more resilient and sustainable food system, and a primary area where our R&D teams are exploring is by reducing carbon emissions.

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Metal Detector inspecting ready meals
Oct 16, 2020

Choosing the Right Metal Detector

Consumers expect products that are consistent and of high quality. Metal detection helps manufacturers effectively ensure product quality within budget. Look for technical performance when evaluating a metal detector.

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Ishida Multihead Weighers Blog Article
Sep 20, 2020

Four Things That Count When Weighing

Packaging the correct amount of product can make a significant impact on your bottom line. If your packages are too heavy, you are giving away free product; if they are too light, your customers will be unhappy.

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