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NON-CONTACT ULTRASONIC QUALITY INSPECTION OF FOOD PRODUCTS (AFM227) - FT1514

Description
The purpose of this Link Proposal is to develop a reliable non-contact ultrasonic food inspection system applicable for the food industry
Objective
· To develop a non-contact ultrasonic demonstrator for determining the internal structure and detecting contamination of cheese, dough and other food products.
· To prove that the concept could be extended to develop a fast and reliable online inspection system.
· To evaluate the demonstration and recommend necessary future technical work.
· To show that the proposed technology (currently in laboratory implementation) can be adapted to the actual conditions found in a factory environment.
Project Documents
• Executive Summary : AFM227_NON-CONTACT ULTRASONIC QUALITY INSPECTION OF FOOD PRODUCTS   (29k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2008

Cost: £156,804
Contractor / Funded Organisations
The Kerrygold Company Ltd, University - Warwick, Westler Foods Ltd, Arkady Craigmillar, Cadbury Trebor Bassett
Keywords
Food and Drink              
Food Chain              
Food Industry Sustainability Strategy              
Food Ingredients              
Food manufacturing industry              
Food Quality              
Food Safety              
Process Technology              
Products and Processes              
Sensors/Analysis              
Technology              
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain