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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.

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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.

Product variations

The entry-level model for packaged products
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The standard model for packaged products

The high-end model for packaged products

The curtainless standard model - especially for light or sharp-edged packaged products

The curtainless high-end model - especially for light or sharp-edged packaged products

RAYCON D+ HX Dual Energy
The high-end model with Dual-Energy Technology - for detecting impurities and plastics with low density.


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