The year may be just beginning, but the food processing and packaging world is already moving full steam ahead.
Northwest Food & Beverage World kicks off the year with a trade show and conference featuring over 400 exhibitors and food companies, 2.5 days of educational content, and eight high-level general sessions for the expected 4,000 food and beverage processing industry attendees. The show will be held in Portland, Oregon (USA), and is sponsored by Food Northwest.
Food Northwest is an evolving group, as detailed on its website. “Organized in 1914 as a canners association, Food Northwest, formerly the Northwest Food Processors Association, supports the needs of the Pacific Northwest food processing industry in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. … Food Northwest is one of the nation’s largest food processing trade associations, with current membership of 152 processor companies and more than 350 supplier members.”
If you’re looking for packaging solutions for more than the food industry, WestPack is the place to be. More than 19,000 industry professionals and 1,900 exhibitors will descend upon the Anaheim Convention Center in California in early February.
WestPack attracts a wider geographic audience and touches the design, manufacturing, life sciences, medical, and plastic industries, as well as food and beverage. It provides 85 hours of education across many tracks and includes sessions on robotics, artificial intelligence, trends in next-generation design, new materials, and regulatory and quality changes. (Be our guest at the show and get a free exhibit hall pass at www.WestPackShow.com/SPECIAL. Use comp code SPECIALWES56.)
We will be exhibiting at both of these shows, demonstrating Multiscan, the latest multi-frequency metal detection technology for packaged products.
Metal detectors are ubiquitous in food processing facilities. Most commonly used at the end of the line, they are the last line of defense to support food quality and safety before a packaged product is on its way to the consumer. Metal detectors are also used in life sciences and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Metal detectors that are equipped with Multiscan technology enable operators to pick a set of up to five frequencies, from 50 kHz to 1000 kHz. The technology then scans through each frequency at a very rapid rate. Running five frequencies helps make the machine close to ideal for detecting any type of metal you might encounter. Sensitivity is optimized, as you can choose to run the optimal frequency for each type of metal of concern. The result is that the probability of detection goes up exponentially and escapes are reduced.
Stop by our booth at either show to learn about additional food weighing and inspection equipment, including X-ray inspection systems and checkweighers, and that can help eliminate errors and ensure the integrity of your brand.
We hope to see you at either show (or both), but if you can’t make it, you can learn about Multiscan technology in this white paper: Why Multiscanning Technology Improves Metal Detection and Food Safety. Join our product inspection mailing list to receive news about the latest food weighing and inspection equipment technology.
January 14-16, 2019
Northwest Food & Beverage World
Garrett Packaging Booth 1140
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR, USA
February 5-7, 2019
West-Link—Thermo Fisher Scientific Booth # 5111
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA, USA
Registration link for free pass: www.WestPackShow.com/SPECIAL. Comp code is SPECIALWES56