X-ray inspection systems play an important role in optimizing the processes in a food production facility. Placed at critical control points, they not only protect the good name of the brand by protecting the product just before or after packaging against the presence of foreign matter, but also reduce the cost of the process placed upstream of the sections of the production line. All that adds value to the product.
The use of X-ray inspection as a quality control measure in combination with an integrated or separate rejection mechanism allows the detection and removal of a much wider spectrum of contaminants than the still-used metal detectors, as it also eliminates foreign bodies in the form of glass, stones, dense plastic and rubber and bones. What's more, the X-ray inspection systems we implement have the function of monitoring based on computers in the plant’s local network, enabling continuous statistics of the total number of products and rejects in real time. It is an essential analytical tool for both the immediate and long-term detection, and rapid response to anomalies in upstream line sections or problems in newly delivered batches of materials at the entrance to the plant.
The X-ray control systems we implement are designed and adjusted individually for seamless integration with other elements of production lines. Individual solutions are adapted to various forms and states of food processing, i.e., packaged products, unpackaged items, bulk and liquid products. Moreover, each device is suited for connection with other automation elements and for PLC or computer control systems. The X-ray inspection devices we offer are also equipped with self-learning algorithms, which make it possible to pass just a small batch of material through them to determine acceptance and rejection criteria, thus relieving the operator and accelerating the calibration process.
All X-ray product control systems in our offer are characterized by high sanitary standards, including the ease of cleaning and maintenance of the integrated carrying systems that do not require additional tools. From the point of view of potential radiation hazard, the food inspected by the devices we implement is exposed to significantly lower levels than the dose of 10kGy permitted by the World Health Organization. We only use levels of 0.001 Gy and the emission of radiation outside the device is at the level of 1 μ㏜/h. Thanks to such high standards, the devices are certified, among others, with ISO 90001, CE, FCC, and FDA compliance.