Items Tagged with 'X-Ray inspection'


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Vertical X-ray beam system

May 7, 2014
Using a single vertical X-ray beam and high-sensitivity detector technology, the METTLER TOLEDO Safeline X33 series X-ray inspection system allows the integration of a low-power X-ray generator.

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X-ray inspection systems

February 6, 2014
Safeline X33 Series X-ray inspection systems can be used for packaged food such as frozen entrées in paperboard or yogurt in a plastic cup.
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X-ray inspection systems

January 10, 2014
Sartorius Dymond series X-ray inspection systems have air-cooled X-ray tubes that create a small focal point for detection sensitivity.
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Fat analysis system

December 6, 2013

 The Eagle Product Inspection FA720 bulk system analyzes fat to ensure processors supply meat at customer-specified chemical lean values.  

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X-Ray systems see through yogurt containers…and cases

Metal detection systems can’t see through foil lids, nor can they detect stones, pits, and other non-metallic foreign objects.
November 8, 2013

 X-ray systems detect foreign objects by measuring the density of product and detecting differences or irregularities. 

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X-ray inspection system

October 11, 2013

 The Eagle Pack 430 inspection system utilizes material discrimination X-ray dual-energy technology to detect and remove contaminants in mid-sized packed products with complex density levels such as prepacked salads, snack items and frozen vegetables 

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Inspecting one jar at a time

The all-seeing X-ray eye can do it faster and better than the human eye, fulfilling this processor’s motto, “Filled and Inspected One Jar at a Time.”
October 11, 2013

 The company uses the highest-quality production equipment and maintains vigilance in seeing that each jar of salsa meets the demanding standards of every other jar. 

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Bone detection

August 8, 2013

 Capable of detecting poultry bones and small bone fragments on high-speed poultry processing lines, the Anritsu DualX X-ray inspection system has 2 X-ray signals that simultaneously distinguish between each poultry product and its contaminants. 

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X-ray inspection system

June 12, 2013

Designed for the harsh washdown environments in the meat and poultry industry, the Eriez E-Z Tec XR-Clean X-ray inspection system meets USDA, FDA, AMI and 3A Dairy standards.

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Inspection technologies keep pace with new processor demands

Various food production sectors require unique inspection technologies.
May 28, 2013
As the regulatory landscape evolves, these technologies will provide additional applications for food and beverage production.
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