The Importance of Reject Systems for Food Packaging Equipment Hygiene

Any industry that directly impacts the health and well-being of our global population requires strict regulations, guidelines, and standards for quality, consistency, and trustworthy practices. From the pharmaceutical industry to the food industry, ethical companies involved in the production, packaging, storage, and distribution of goods all strive to maintain reliable operations that protect sanitary, safe consumables. In the food industry, growing trends toward sustainability and reducing waste are intertwining with existing standards for hygiene and food safety. Supporting these trends means making changes in all food production facilities, including harvesting, processing, packing, and shipping. At Forpak, we design innovative solutions for food packaging equipment to meet industry needs for increased sanitation and sustainability. Our equipment provides intelligent systems for automated conveyors, transfers, laners, sorters, stackers, and reject systems. We also provide custom equipment designs and fabrication to meet specialized needs across the food industry.

Food Packaging Equipment

Making smart adjustments in all kinds of food packaging equipment can continually improve the way packing facilities meet sustainability and sanitation standards. In particular, our reject systems can significantly reduce inaccuracies that lead to food waste and improve hygiene on the production line.

Reject Module System

Forpak has designed a unique reject module system that can be quickly and easily installed onto existing belt systems. In fact, the Forpak Reject Module can be installed and removed without taking apart belting, which limits the need for maintenance and cleaning. It’s also a lightweight design and can extend the overall lifetime of sensors and belts with discrepant product removal and product diversion.

Less Food Waste

The automated reject system pinpoints products that don’t fit tight standards, using laser systems to measure dimensions and other discrepancies. With automated, continuous rejection for discrepant products and programmable product diversion on any production line, facilities will see superior sanitation and less food waste.


Our reject system increases sanitation with its full wash-down capabilities, thanks to NEMA 4X watershed control enclosures, stainless steel components, and anti-harborage designs. It also reduces the risk of contamination between products and limits packaging inaccuracies that can cause increased human exposure to food items. An ergonomic design with a flat belt path protects the smooth transition of discrepant goods, preventing broken particles of products from lingering until the next cleaning.

Time Saver

In addition to promoting sanitation, our reject systems save facilities time, energy, and material costs. Rejecting discrepant products or following diversion programs helps eliminate food waste at the consumer level.

To learn more about how our reject systems work and their ability to support industrial hygiene, food safety, and global sustainability in the food industry, contact Forpak at (612) 419-1948 or You can also request more information online today or request a quote for our food packaging equipment design services.

The Benefits of Using Thermoforming Processes for Plastic Fabrication

Across MultiSource Manufacturing LLC facilities, our production floors have access to a broad range of specialized materials, tools, equipment, and expertise. Our engineers, technicians, and other team members all contribute their skills and knowledge to the manufacturing of high-quality, precision-based parts, components, and full assemblies. Not only do we use multi-axis machining centers to build close tolerance metal parts for medical device, aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries, but we also implement many processes for plastic fabrication with trusted materials, including Teflon™, exotic, and basic polymers. Plastic welding, bending, and several types of forming are all key operations in our plastic parts production. Cold forming and thermoforming, in particular, are used to make plastic components across a broad range of industries. We utilize thermoforming to build unique part designs with functional longevity and strength. When it comes to plastic manufacturing, thermoforming is one of the most beneficial processes for many reasons.


Thermoforming is a versatile plastic fabrication operation that combines heat and vacuum pressure to quickly form a sheet of industrial plastic into a mold. Molds are engineered to result in plastic parts with exact specifications, complex geometries, and strong three-dimensional forms. Thermoformed plastic parts are long-lasting, strong components that endure functional stress and meet a broad range of requirements.

Some benefits of the thermoforming process include:

  1. Quick production: The thermoforming process itself is a fast production system. Our team can machine molds from a prototype in a matter of weeks. With a mold designed and made, our production line can then thermoform parts in minutes.
  2. Low-cost complex parts: Our engineers can design molds for intricate parts with our computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) prototyping software. These complex parts are produced with low-cost thermoforming processes to create high-detail surfaces, textures, and finishes.
  3. Low-cost large parts: Not only can thermoforming processes build complex parts with well-engineered molds, they can also handle large parts at costs lower than most other manufacturing operations. Thermoformed parts can be as large as 10 x 20 feet.
  4. Multiple part assemblies: Using thermoforming, we can also manufacture multipart assemblies that fit close tolerances and precise construction. We design molds for assemblies based on the final product for connection points and fits with zero gaps.
  5. Industry-compliant materials: The polymers and plastics we work with offer a flexible range of material specifications. We can build thermoformed parts that meet multiple industry standards, requirements, and compliances, including those for ruggedization, durability, weather resistance, impact resistance, and more. Our thermoformed part performance can be tailored to exact industry goals and functional stresses.

Plastic Fabrication

These are just a few of the many advantages building with thermoforming operations provides. To learn more about our plastic fabrication capabilities and other operations, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC at (952) 456-5500. You can also request more information or request a quote online to get started with us today.