twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

Baliarne obchodu installs Ishida’s x-ray technology for quality coffee bean

Ishida’s advanced x-ray technology has been installed by Slovakia’s tea and coffee supplier Baliarne obchodu, as Poprad, to further enhance quality and safety standards

ish2018.100 Baliarne afThe beans are packed into pre-made bags but Baliarne is now introducing packs for the foodservice sector as well and if demand continues to grow. (Image source: Ishida)

Since the installation of the Ishida IX-EN-2493 at Baliarne obchodu, as Poprad, the consumer complaints resulting from stones in the beans have been eliminated.

Prior to the installation of the Ishida x-ray inspection system, quality checks for stones were carried out by hand but operators were not able to detect all the stones, leading to frequent consumer complaints. Having already used Ishida weighing equipment for a number of years, Baliarne turned to the company to help solve this problem.

IX-EN-2493 features Ishida’s unique genetic algorithm (GA) technology

This uses image data analysis over a number of generations to achieve an extremely high level of inspection accuracy with the machine being ‘trained’ to spot particular foreign bodies. In addition to the supply of the x-ray system, Ishida project managed the installation, designing the infeed, gantry and elevator that takes the product for bagging. A special diverting reject system quickly removes any rejected product to minimise losses. Baliarne reports that the machine is easy to set up, operate and clean.

The beans are packed into pre-made bags but Baliarne is now introducing packs for the foodservice sector as well and if demand continues to grow, the intention is to create a fully-automated inspection and bagging line. As part of this, the Ishida x-ray has the capacity to check up to 30 tons of coffee beans each day.

“The highest product quality and safety are essential for us to maintain our premium brand image,” concluded Peter. “The Ishida IX-EN-2493 has enabled us to deliver this. The machine is very reliable and user-friendly, and Ishida provides great service and support.”

Residual stones in coffee beans are a common problem. Despite Baliarne’s rigorous quality control procedures, including using magnetic separators and passing the beans through a de-stoner machine, stones can still be present. As well as impacting on the perceived overall quality of the coffee, the stones can also damage the blades in domestic grinders and professional grinders for espresso machines if they go undetected.


LATEST NEWS IN Machinery & Equipment

Africa in need of new farming system to tackle climate change

Africa in need of new farming system to …

Global warming and the resulting climate change, along with other factors have largely impacted food security in Africa

Clean cold experts receive multi-million funding boost

Clean cold experts receive multi-million…

Experts leading research into sustainable cooling have received a US$10.95mn boost that secures work at the Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold-chain (ACES) until 2025

Radar is a better ultrasonic: VEGA

Radar is a better ultrasonic: VEGA

Jürgen Skowaisa, product manager Radar at VEGA Grieshaber KG in Schiltach, Germany, speaks about their new series of sensors

Modern solutions to blueberry pack house challenges

Modern solutions to blueberry pack house…

Pack houses are facing new challenges with constant changes in the blueberry business

Juwel 6 completes LEMKEN plough range

Juwel 6 completes LEMKEN plough range

LEMKEN is set to introduce a new addition to the family, the little brother of the Juwel 7, 8 and 10 mounted reversible ploughs

Clean hoeing in ridge crops

Clean hoeing in ridge crops

Farms growing ridge crops have faced a seemingly unsolvable problem in the recent years: more and more herbicides are being banned, and the market is now demanding as much chemical-free...

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Machinery & Equipment

Nigeria to kickstart agricultural mechanisation programme

Nigeria to kickstart agricultural mechan…

The Nigerian government is set to kickstart an agricultural mechanisation programme in the country

Case IH displays its high-tech tractors at Nampo 2017

Case IH displays its high-tech tractors …

Case IH, the international brand of agricultural equipments, showcased its full line of track technology at the Nampo 2017 in Africa, and presented wide range of tractors that revolutionise the...

LEMKEN's disc harrow can soon be combined with precision slurry spreader

LEMKEN's disc harrow can soon be combine…

From March 2022, the LEMKEN Heliodor compact disc harrow will be available with a preparation set for attaching a Vogelsang DosiMat DMX precision spreader

Marel’s 1000mm low-pressure forming machine

Marel’s 1000mm low-pressure forming mach…

Consumer demand for convenience food products continues to rise

John Deere launches real-time sprayer and planter monitoring app

John Deere launches real-time sprayer an…

John Deere has introduced the new Connect Mobile App with the aim of helping growers monitor, adjust and learn from the performance of their planter or sprayer while it moves...

Web tool tracks agricultural investments in Africa

Web tool tracks agricultural investments…

The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System - Eastern and Central Africa (ReSAKSS-ECA) has launched a new web tool to track investments made for African agriculture

Origin Digital and Aspia Space to launch satellite imagery for precision agriculture

Origin Digital and Aspia Space to launch…

Origin Digital, an agriculture technology company and Aspia Space, an advanced satellite imagery provider have announced ‘ClearSky’, a world-first service with an aim to revolutionise the way satellite imagery is...

Spectroscopy analysis of soil to help farmers

Spectroscopy analysis of soil to help fa…

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has developed a new, faster, low-cost laboratory-based soil analysis technique

Dinnissen: At the forefront of process technology innovations

Dinnissen: At the forefront of process t…

Dinnissen aims to provide customers with high quality, innovative concepts that add value to their processes

CLAAS launches two versions of AXION 900 large tractors

CLAAS launches two versions of AXION 900…

CLAAS has launched the AXION 900 series, which has undergone systematic refinement and offers many new features

Case IH enters Nigerian tractor market through partnership with Dizengoff

Case IH enters Nigerian tractor market t…

Case IH has announced its entry into the Nigerian market and has unveiled the range of tractors that will be sold and serviced by its exclusive distributor and after-sales service...

STEYR tractor wins product design award

STEYR tractor wins product design award

The Red Dot Design Award, one of the world’s largest design competitions, has recognised the STEYR Terrus CVT tractor as a winner in the ‘Product Design’ category

Prev Next