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Quality management supported by Garvens checkweighers


July 8, 2009
By Bakers Journal



mettler2July 8, 2009, COLUMBUS, Ohio – For more than 10 years, Mettler Toledo has been
successfully supporting J.G. Niederegger GmbH & Co KG’s quality management
in the production of select marzipan specialities.



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July 8, 2009, COLUMBUS, Ohio – For more than 10 years, Mettler Toledo has been
successfully supporting J.G. Niederegger GmbH & Co KG’s quality management
in the production of select marzipan specialities.



Marzipan has its origins in the Orient, where it was
served at the caliph’s table as a special delicacy, and for a long time in
Europe, marzipan could be enjoyed only by the elite such as crowned heads,
princes and ladies of court. Today, Niederegger marzipan – the epitome of Lübeck
marzipan – is one of the most exclusive confectionery delicacies, as it is
still made from expensive, specially selected Mediterranean almonds.

Based in Germany, Lübeck marzipan maker Niederegger produces marzipan
products of the finest quality that even surpass the quality requirements for
fine-grade “Lübecker Edelmarzipan.” You can taste it in each one of the more
than 300 Niederegger specialties, which are produced from raw marzipan paste
made 100 per cent from the finest ingredients.

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The secret of the traditional recipe for Niederegger
marzipan is the exact ratio of almonds to sugar and a secret ingredient that is
similar to rosewater.

Niederegger marzipan is famous throughout the world for
its quality. “The strict quality demands governing our production processes
have been passed down from generation to generation since our founding in 1806,”
explains Niederegger plant manager Dr. Carsten Mahn. “We have worked together
successfully with Mettler Toledo in the field of product inspection for over 10
years.”

 

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Metal detectors from Safeline are integrated into each of
the production lines. On the production line for Niederegger Schwarzbrot, an
R-Series Signature detector with an aperture measuring 700 x 125 mm checks the
classic dark chocolate marzipan loaves for metal contamination. Multiple rows
of loaves are passed through the metal detector on a wide belt. A retracting
belt system automatically removes products that do not meet Niederegger’s high
quality requirements.

R-Series Signature detectors can be integrated into many
inspection processes including conveyorised inspection applications. Operation
is made easy through an intuitive user interface.

Other features available include dual-frequency
technology, which provides maximum detection sensitivity across a wide range of
different products. Even the tiniest particles of stainless steel, which are
notoriously difficult to identify, can be reliably detected. Another R-Series
Signature detector is used for chocolate marzipan products. This detector has
an aperture measuring 300 x 75 mm and detects magnetic and non-magnetic metal
contaminants as small as 0.6 mm in size.

In addition, a dynamic Garvens S3 checkweigher
ensures the Niederegger products are the correct weight. Any products that are
above or below the required weight are ejected from the production process by
an automatic sorting function. Reliable, precise and fast weighing technology
from Mettler Toledo ensures that a consistent level of product quality is
maintained at Niederegger.

For more information, visit the Mettler Toledo website.


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