To locate metal, glass, stone, plastic, bone and other dense foreign objects in packaged food, rely on our decades of application experience and our wide range of Thermo Scientific* X-ray inspection systems.
Stringent food and beverage safety standards are placing escalating demands on producers for greater levels of contaminant detection and inspection capability in packaged goods. In addition, the use of metalized film or foil packaging for packaged convenience meals is growing fast. While these materials extend shelf life and improve product appearance, they trigger sensitive metal detectors, rendering them useless.
Utilizing an innovative X-ray generation and processing approach, our systems can find virtually any metallic and non-metallic substance that is denser or sharper than the object it is contained in. X-ray systems are designed to enable the highest level of quality assurance. They feature state-of-the-art image analysis software that optimizes sensitivity and probability of detection. Using X-ray technology, food producers can detect the smallest of contaminants, as low as 1 mm in diameter.
X-ray systems are safe to use as they are certified to very stringent standards. Also, since X-rays are generated electrically, there are no worrisome active radiation sources that are difficult to manage and dispose of.