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October 21, 2022
Regal Packaging Services

About Regal Packaging Services

Regal Packaging Services is a family-owned company that specializes in contamination detection and quality inspection. What Regal Packaging Does At Regal Packaging Services, our primary objective […]
August 15, 2022
Certified Test Pieces

Certified Test Pieces

Certified Test Pieces Regal Packaging Services is uniquely qualified to provide a full range of Certified Test Pieces for Metal Detectand X-ray Inspection in the food […]
July 27, 2022
Case

Cases for Test Pieces

Cases for Test Pieces Ever considered purchasing cases for test pieces?  You need and easy place to store your metal detection or x-ray inspection test pieces, […]
July 21, 2022
Bone Simulate

The Problem with Bone Detection in X-ray Inspection

THE PROBLEM WITH BONE DETECTION Bone detection in the food industry has always been the proverbial “hard nut to crack.”  Companies needing to detect bone contaminant […]
June 1, 2022
Metal Detector Guide Notes

Metal Detector Guide Notes

Metal Detector Guide Notes In providing you with a set of metal detector guide notes, we start with usage, which can be broken into three main […]
June 1, 2022
Customize Your Idea

ISO Process for Custom Test Pieces

ISO Process for Custom Test Pieces Custom test pieces for metal detection and x-ray inspection are a specialty in the Testrods Division of Regal Packaging Services.  […]
May 1, 2022
What I Tell People

What I Tell People

WHAT DO YOU TELL PEOPLE ABOUT YOUR JOB IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY? When I tell people that I work for a company that does “metal detection […]
April 1, 2022
4 Cs of Metal Detection

The 4 Cs of Metal Detection

THE FOUR “Cs” of METAL DETECTION Every food company, whether it manufactures, processes or packages a product should keep the 4 Cs of metal detection in […]
March 1, 2022
Testrods Products

What’s Up with So Many Test Pieces?

What’s Up with So Many Test Pieces? You may wonder why Testrods.com offers so many types, sizes and shapes of test pieces.  The answer is pretty […]
February 1, 2022
Why Trust Regal Packagaing Services

Why Trust Regal Packaging Services?

Why Trust Regal Packaging Services? It would be quite a claim to say that the Testrods Division of Regal Packaging Services provides literally the best metal […]
January 1, 2022
Bell's Metal Detector

Invention of Metal Detectors

Invention of Metal Detectors Ever wonder about the invention of metal detectors and how they worked their way into the food industry?  With the help of […]
December 1, 2021
Best Practices - Metal Detection

Metal Detection Protocols and Practices

METAL DETECTION – THE BASIC PRINCIPLES     When it comes to metal detection protocols and practices, you need to define every step. It’s the only […]
November 1, 2021
X-ray Contaminant Types Photo

X-ray Contaminant Types

X-ray Contaminant Types X-ray inspection in the food industry requires an understanding of the principles behind x-ray technology. Metal detection is based on the conductivity and […]
October 1, 2021
Metal Contaminant Types

Metal Contaminant Types

Metal Contaminant Types When it comes to metal detection, there are 3 types of metal contaminant types you should always use. Standards for the food industry […]
August 24, 2021
X-ray Basics

X-RAY BASICS

X-RAY BASICS X-rays are simply a high energy light source. Its wave length is higher than visual light but follows the same basic principles.  The diagram […]
July 24, 2021
metal detection or x-ray inspection

Metal Detection or X-Ray Inspection?

Metal Detection or X-ray Inspection Metal detection (or X-ray inspection) acts as your first defense to identify foreign contaminants in food before they leave the manufacturing […]
June 24, 2021
Culture of Food Safety

A Culture of Food Safety with the Right People

there’s no better guarantee that the food coming out of any facility will be safe than having the right people oversee the whole process...
March 10, 2021
Calibration and Verification

Calibration and Verification

Calibration and Verification In a metal detector audit, quality control personnel need to understand the difference between calibration and verification.  Metal detectors are not calibratable.  There […]
May 24, 2021
Conductive and Magnetic Properties in Product Effect

Product Effect and Metal Detection

Product Effect and Metal Detection Setting up a metal detector for use on a food production line requires an understanding of “product effect.”  You may need […]
May 12, 2021
Quality Control - Metal Detection in the Food Industry Different

What Makes Metal Detection in the Food Industry Different?

What Makes Metal Detection in the Food Industry Different? So what makes Testrods.com a unique business? Better yet, what makes metal detection in the food, pharmaceutical […]
April 20, 2021
A test piece with SS 316

Stainless Steel 316 vs Stainless Steel 304

Stainless Steel 316 vs 304 A Brief Tutorial Stainless Steel 316 vs 304 has been a longstanding subject of discussion, but the industry has settled on […]
February 4, 2021
Operating Sensitivity

Operating Sensitivity

OPERATING SENSITIVITY There are a wide range of variables determining the operating sensitivity of a metal detector.  This, of course, affects its ability to detect various […]
February 4, 2021
Themoform Multi-Cards

What are Thermoform Multi-Cards and Why Do I Need One?

What are Thermoform Multi-Cards and Why Do I Need One? Thermoform multi-cards are an important part of our x-ray inspection test piece product line. We first […]
October 22, 2020
Types and Sizes of Metals

Types and Sizes of Metals

Types and Sizes of Metals The sensitivity of a metal detector is dependent not only on the size of the aperture and the type of product […]
October 19, 2020
Custom Test PIeces

Custom Test Pieces

Custom Test Pieces Imagine for a moment that your production line involves an overhead gravity feed metal detector.  Your HACCP plan calls for regular, hourly testing […]
July 8, 2020
Metal Detection Basics

Down to the Basics

GETTING DOWN TO THE BASICS An overview of metal detection basics The Coils Metal detectors used in the food industry operate on the concept of a […]
January 3, 2020
What Our Customers Are Sayng

What Our Customers Are Saying…

What Our Customers Are Saying… It’s always gratifying when customers share their appreciation for your service and product quality.  Here’s just a sample of what we […]
July 11, 2019
Metal Detector Test Standards

What Are Metal Detector Test Standards?

Metal Detector Test Standards? Metal detector test standards are not only significant, but critical for businesses in the food industry.  The end goal of these standards […]
July 8, 2019
Metal Detection System

Gravity Fed, Conveyer Fed vs. Pipeline Metal Detection Systems Test Pieces

Gravity Fed, Conveyer Fed vs. Pipeline Metal Detection Systems Test Pieces Metal detection systems test pieces are a crucial part of any food industry production line. […]
July 4, 2019
metal detector verification

Guide To Metal Detector Verification

Guide To Metal Detector Verification / Audit From the outset, metal detector verification is absolutely vital!  You need it to ensure that your company is adhering […]
July 1, 2019
Detector Audit

How To Pass a Detector Audit

How to Pass a Detector Audit In the food industry, a detector audit is a necessary part of the standard operation procedures.  Regal Packaging can help. […]
June 27, 2019
Metal Detection Testing

Tips for Metal Detection Testing

Tips for Metal Detection Testing Metal detection testing is a crucial part of the manufacturing and packaging process.  Therefore, it should be conducted frequently and with […]
June 24, 2019
Metal Detector Test Pieces

Using Metal Detector Test Pieces

Using Metal Detector Test Pieces Metal detector test pieces are the measuring stick that food and packaging industry companies use to maintain safe metal detection systems.  […]
June 20, 2019
Food Grade Metal Detectors

Compare Food Grade Metal Detectors

Compare Food Grade Metal Detectors Food grade metal detectors come in many different types, from conveyors to pipelines to gravity feed.  Choosing the right detector for […]
June 17, 2019
Best Practices for Metal Detection

Best Practices For Metal Detection In The Food Industry

Best Practices For Metal Detection In The Food Industry Metal detection in the food industry is a critical step in adhering to strict food safety guidelines. […]
June 12, 2019
X-Ray Systems Test Pieces

X-Ray Systems Test Pieces

X-Ray Systems Test Pieces Using X-Ray Systems Test Pieces can be a vital part of any company’s safety procedures, especially in the food industry.  X-ray systems […]
June 6, 2019
Metal Detector Test

What to Look for in a Metal Detector Test

What to Look for in a Metal Detector Test A metal detector test is a vital part of any food manufacturing and packaging process.  Running frequent […]
June 3, 2019
Food Safety Guidelines

What’s New With The Food Safety Guidelines

What’s New With The Food Safety Guidelines Food safety guidelines can sometimes take a prominent position in the headlines lately.  And even major meat and poultry […]
April 24, 2019
Customer Service

Why Regal Considers Customer Service Critical

Why Regal Considers Customer Service Critical In a culture that often equates money with success, the importance of customer service seems like a long-lost art.  But […]
March 28, 2019
metal detector setup

Metal Detector Setup

Metal Detector Setup Critical Limits When it comes to setting your standards, how do you set the Critical Limits?As defined by the FDA, Critical Limit is […]
January 10, 2019
Food Safety

Commitment to Food Safety

Commitment to Food Safety After working in the food industry for a while, I’m impressed by the professionalism and commitment to food safety I see.  Or […]
January 9, 2019

Why Do I Need Certificates of Conformity

Why Do I Need Certificates of Conformity What is a Certificate of Conformity? Certificates of Conformity are critical in the world of Quality Assurance.  A COC […]
August 16, 2018
Detecting Glass

Detecting Glass in X-Ray Systems

Detecting Glass in X-Ray Systems Detecting glass in x-ray systems may seem like a complex idea, but it really is quite a good practice. It can […]
July 27, 2018
Food Grade Metal Detector

Every Food Grade Metal Detector Requires Regular Testing

Every Food Grade Metal Detector Requires Regular Testing A food grade metal detector is a necessity for every manufacturing company. To understand why, all you have […]
July 10, 2018
Metal Detecting Equipment

Metal Detecting Equipment: The Key to Safe Manufacturing

Metal Detecting Equipment: The Key to Safe Manufacturing Metal detecting equipment is an absolute necessity in today’s manufacturing process. If your equipment is brand new or […]
July 3, 2018
Metal Detection Test Pieces

Give Yourself Peace of Mind With Metal Detection Test Pieces

Give Yourself Peace of Mind With Metal Detection Test Pieces Using metal detection test pieces should be a regular practice for any business that employs metal […]
June 26, 2018
Test Pieces in the Food Industry

Using Metal Detection Test Pieces in the Food Industry Helps Put Safety First

Using Metal Detection Test Pieces in the Food Industry Helps Put Safety First With the use of metal detection test pieces in the food industry, food […]
April 5, 2018
Metal Detector

Why Use a Metal Detector and Its Test Pieces In The Food Industry?

Why Use a Metal Detector and Its Test Pieces In The Food Industry? The use of a metal detector and test pieces in the food industry […]
April 5, 2018
Metal Detector Test Standards

Metal Detector Certified Test Pieces Can Make A Real Difference

Metal Detector Certified Test Pieces Can Make A Real Difference In the world of metal detectors, standards are quite high and with good reason. Using certified […]
April 5, 2018
Metal Detection Test Standards

Make Sure You Meet Metal Detection Test Standards

Make Sure You Meet Metal Detection Test Standards Metal detection test standards are very exacting, whether your machine is new or used, and it’s easy to […]