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X-ray food inspection systems for packaged products

Our X-ray systems for packaged products are specifically designed for end-of-line quality control in the food industry. These X-ray food inspection systems combine highly efficient contaminant detection with the greatest ease of operation and a hygienic design, complying with all key food safety standards. Our X-ray inspection machines are especially well-suited for meat and other processed food products, as they not only detect metals, but also many other contaminants, including glass, ceramic, stones, bone fragments and PVC, not to mention a variety of product defects. All this combines to offer precise end-of-line inspection paired with reliable protection against customer complaints and recalls.

Packaged food products travel through the X-ray machine on a conveyor belt. By reading the X-ray signals, our special analysis software creates a digital image of the product which it examines for contaminants and a variety of product defects, such as air bubbles, too much or too little weight, and breakage. Integrated separation systems then ensure reliable removal of defective or contaminated products. More informationen on X-ray inspection of packaged food products and the Sesotec X-ray inspection machines is available here.

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The benefits of X-ray inspection in detail

  • Our X-ray food inspection systems detect contaminants such as metals, glass, ceramic, stones, bone fragments, PVC, Teflon, rubber and glass-fibre-reinforced plastics in food products such as packaged meat, pastas, and ready-made meals
  • Detect contaminants as small as 0.3 mm in particle size
  • Outstanding design: hygienic, easy access and possible to service without tools
  • Hassle-free installation thanks to a modular design
  • Compliance with common food industry standards, such as BRCGS, IFS and HACCP
  • Excellent radiation protection in line with the German X-ray Regulation (Röntgenverordnung − RöV)
  • Check the weight of whole products or individual components
  • Ensure completeness, even in closed packaging
  • Detect lumpy, misshapen or broken products
  • Detect trapped air in tubes and cans
  • Finding metal with X-rays: detect metal contaminants from non-magnetic stainless steels and non-ferrous metals, even in food packed in aluminium
  • Simultaneously inspect various products, merge a number of packaging lines into single inspection system
  • Intuitive user interface provides a swift overview and is extremely easy to operate
  • Our X-ray systems work at high speeds thanks to innovative analysis software
  • “Ignore clip” function makes it possible to mask packaging clips, false rejects and product loss
  •  AuditCheck function actively assists the operator in process monitoring, reducing the effort of manual logging on the line

Examples of X-ray inspection for meat and pasta products

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X-ray inspection system design and configuration options

Conveyor belt

Food products travel through the inspection machine on a flat conveyor belt. This way, the product passes evenly through the X-ray beam, making it possible to scan the product in rows.

X-ray tube

X-rays are electrically generated in the X-ray tube and are emitted through a narrow slit. Once emitted, they travel through the product from bottom to top as a fan-shaped beam. Depending on the product’s height and density, some of the X-rays are absorbed by the product.

Detector unit

Attenuated X-ray signals reach the linear detector unit installed above the conveyor belt. These signals are then converted into a digital image of the food product.

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The X-ray image is analysed for contaminants and other product defects.

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