Like a lot of things, and people, in the food industry, inspection systems are more valuable when they multitask. Getting in-line inspection systems that can perform more than one function at a time can save money and space, as well as generally make things easier. Systems are available that can check for contaminants and for proper package weight at the same time – and in some cases, perform other functions. Units that combine contamination detection and weight checking usually perform the two functions with separate machines that are integrated to varying degrees at points such as infeed and exit conveyors and within control panels and control software. For instance, with the CM33 CombiChecker from Mettler-Toledo, the checkweigher’s control panel is used to set up and configure the metal detector as well as the checkweigher. That allows both machines to adapt to stored product parameters every time a different product or package runs on the system. The CM33 can bring together any of a range of options among Mettler-Toledo’s lineup of both metal detectors and checkweighers. Users can also choose from a variety of ancillary hardware like conveyors, guide rails, transfer plates, ...