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You can depend on Thermo Scientific product inspection systems to provide you with the performance and service you need to improve the quality and safety of your packaged food products. We can help you eliminate errors, increase throughput, ensure the integrity of your brand and protect your profits. Deep applications expertise and customer service round out our package.    Our product technologies include x-ray inspection , metal detection and checkweighing equipment solutions for food and beverage manfacturers.

METAL DETECTION SOLUTIONS FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS

Sentinel Multiscan Metal Detector For Food Packaging And Manufacturing Sentinel Multiscan Metal Detector For Food Packaging And Manufacturing

The Thermo Scientific™ Sentinel™ Multiscan Metal Detector utilizes an innovative new technology to overcome the limitation of fixed single or dual frequency metal detectors that can miss metal contaminants hidden in product signals.

Quickfit™ Standard Conveyors For Metal Detectors Quickfit™ Standard Conveyors For Metal Detectors

Enhance the functionality of your APEX Metal Detector with ThermoScientific™ Quickfit™ Standard Conveyors for Metal Detectors. Easy to configure, install and service, Quickfit metal detector conveyors are a high quality material handling solution suitable for most food packaging and bulk flow metal detection applications. Available in fixed and variable speed models, Quickfit metal detector conveyors are flexible, functional and easy to use.

Thermo Scientific APEX HD Metal Detector Thermo Scientific APEX HD Metal Detector

The Thermo Scientific* APEX HD metal detector is expressly designed to thrive in harsh environments, such as meat, poultry, seafood and fresh fruit processing where general use and sanitation submit the system to thermal shock.

High Performance Metal Detector: APEX 500 High Performance Metal Detector: APEX 500
The Thermo Scientific APEX 500 metal detector offers unrivaled sensitivity to meet the food industry’s toughest requirements.
Food Metal Detector: APEX 100 Food Metal Detector: APEX 100

The Thermo Scientific APEX 100 metal detector provides cost-effective protection from common metal contaminants found in food production.

Pharmaceutical Metal Detector: APEX 500 Rx Pharmaceutical Metal Detector: APEX 500 Rx
Pharmaceutical Metal Detector: The Thermo Scientific APEX 500 Pharmaceutical Metal Detector offers the highest level of brand protection in the most demanding pharmaceutical environments. Cost effective, mobile, versatile, and reliable.
Compact Metal Detector: APEX 300 Compact Metal Detector: APEX 300

Thermo Scientific APEX 300 Compact, Flexible Metal Detector is the most flexible member of the APEX product family.

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X-RAY INSPECTION SOLUTIONS FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS

Xpert™ Bulk X-Ray Inspection Systems Xpert™ Bulk X-Ray Inspection Systems

Screen bulk materials like seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables and sort out unwanted foreign objects with the Thermo Scientific™ Xpert™ Bulk X-Ray Inspection Systems. These high performance x-ray systems based on the Xpert conveyor model find contaminants such as metal, rock, plastic and glass and remove them prior to further processing providing instant cost savings. Xpert systems are flexible enough to accommodate nearly any type of food product and include powerful software to eliminate false rejects. Multilane inspection and rejection minimizes scrap and rework.

X-Ray Inspection Equipment For Food Manufacturers: NextGuard  C500 X-Ray Inspection Equipment For Food Manufacturers: NextGuard C500

Find metallic and non-metallic foreign objects and eliminate "wet" product effects common with metal detectors with the Thermo Scientific™ NextGuard™ X-ray Detection Systems. Designed for a wide variety of food applications, NextGuard systems offer enhanced capabilities to inspect packaged products for missing pieces or components, under and over-fills, and other quality problems with easily customizable vision software. Both the Conveyor and C500 models are easy-to-use, cost effective and thoughtfully designed systems that eliminate common barriers when migrating from metal detection to x-ray inspection.

Xpert™ Conveyor X-Ray Inspection Systems Xpert™ Conveyor X-Ray Inspection Systems

The Thermo Scientific Xpert X-ray Inspection System enables compliance with worldwide HACCP and retailer food safety requirements as well as offering X-ray image analysis for other critical quality verifications.

X-Ray Inspection - POWERx X-Ray Inspection - POWERx
Thermo Scientific POWERx High Performance X-Ray Inspection system is rugged, reliable, and hygienic—designed to meet or exceed adverse environmental and cleaning requirements.
Beverage Filling Line - InScan 100 X-ray Inspection System Beverage Filling Line - InScan 100 X-ray Inspection System
The Thermo Scientific InScan X-ray inspection system is a safe, easy-to-use inspection solution for beverage filling lines.
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PRODUCT INSPECTION SERVICES FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS

Customer Care Service Agreement Customer Care Service Agreement

A Thermo Scientific™ Customer Care service agreement provides the responsive personal attention you expect from the world leader in product inspection. Our global network of factory-trained service engineers and support staff ensure your system uptime is maximized.

Eliminate Product Waste: Product Assurance Services & Solutions (PASS) Eliminate Product Waste: Product Assurance Services & Solutions (PASS)

The quality of your company’s products and brand names are vital in today’s market place. Any contamination or non-conformity incident can have a serious effect upon your consumer in the short term and upon your company in the long term.

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CHECKWEIGHING SOLUTIONS FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS

Versa Flex and Versa Flex GP Checkweigher Versa Flex and Versa Flex GP Checkweigher

The Thermo Scientific™ Versa Flex and Versa Flex GP checkweighers are designed to improve accuracy and reliability, decreasing maintenance and product giveaway. Our global manufacturing and service teams enable a high level of solutions and service support wherever you do business.

Global VersaWeigh and Global Versa GP Global VersaWeigh and Global Versa GP

Improve efficiency and profitability with a checkweigher designed for better accuracy and faster speeds. The Thermo Scientific™ Global Versa GP Checkweigher is a versatile, general purpose checkweigher that scans at line speeds up to 350 packages per minute without ever sacrificing accuracy, and now it features more than 10 engineering and functionality improvements to reduce maintenance and cost of ownership. The Versa GP Checkweigher comes with a compact cantilever construction for height adjustment and is ideal for packages up to 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds).

Versa Rx High-Accuracy, High-Rate Checkweigher Versa Rx High-Accuracy, High-Rate Checkweigher

The Thermo Scientific Versa Rx checkweigher provides superior quality to meet the most demanding performance standards.

Versa Chain Checkweigher Versa Chain Checkweigher
Thermo Scientific Versa 8120 Chain Checkweigher handles weighing, control and reject functions at line speeds up to 700 packages per minute for cartons, cans, bottles and pouches in dry or wet environments.
Teorema Can Checkweigher Teorema Can Checkweigher
Thermo Scientific Teorema Can Checkweigher has no moving parts—design provides unparalleled speed and accuracy for today’s demanding high rate canning lines.
Checkweighers For Large Cases, Bags And Packages Checkweighers For Large Cases, Bags And Packages
The Thermo Scientific Frame 44HB ("Box-weigher" in Europe) weighframe is designed to provide dependable and accurate on-line weighing of cases, bags, and large packages up to 110 lb. (50 kg).
Heavy-Duty Checkweigher: Versa Frame 44 Heavy-Duty Checkweigher: Versa Frame 44
Dependable, accurate weighing of large cases, bags, boxes and barrels up to 110 lbs.
Checkweigher And Metal Detector System Checkweigher And Metal Detector System

Thermo Scientific Combination Checkweighing and Metal Detection offers both accurate weight control and the assurance that your product is free of metal contaminants, all in a single space-saving source.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Thermo Scientific Product Inspection

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Minneapolis, MN 55433

UNITED STATES

Phone: 800-227-8891

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WHITE PAPERS

  • Why Multiscanning Technology Improves Metal Detection And Food Safety
    Why Multiscanning Technology Improves Metal Detection And Food Safety

    Metal detectors in food processing have always had limitations. But, the technology is evolving and making food safer. This white paper offers guidance to help achieve 100 percent metal-free products.

  • Ensuring Product Quality And Safety In The Dairy Industry
    Ensuring Product Quality And Safety In The Dairy Industry

    Processing and distributing dairy products necessitates a high level of quality control and strict adherence to regulatory requirements. It is paramount that dairy products are safe for consumption, free of a range of potential bacterial and physical contaminants. The packaged product weight must meet specifications, too.

  • How Real-Time Checkweigher Monitoring Boosts Profitability
    How Real-Time Checkweigher Monitoring Boosts Profitability

    With ingredient costs rising, it’s critical to minimize product give away. This paper discusses advanced checkweighing technology and how it ensures over/under-filled containers don't reach the marketplace.

  • Checkweighers: Using Data To Minimize Expensive Product Giveaways
    Checkweighers: Using Data To Minimize Expensive Product Giveaways

    Making sure final product weight is within acceptable min/max ranges is a critical manufacturing objective for F&B companies. This article details how checkweighers help ensure proper fill levels.

  • Identifying Food Contaminants: What Technology Is Best For Your Application?
    Identifying Food Contaminants: What Technology Is Best For Your Application?

    Contaminants are a fact of life for food manufacturers, making contaminant detection systems a necessity. This article explains the process of calculating the ROI of foreign body detection systems.

  • Metal Detection Vs. X-Ray Inspection: What Food Processors Should Know
    Metal Detection Vs. X-Ray Inspection: What Food Processors Should Know

    Metal detection and X-ray inspection, traditionally, have been the first line of defense to identify foreign contaminants in food. For food quality and safety professionals, choosing a detection system is typically based on three things: the optimum detection point, overall application capability, and total cost/benefit. However, engineering and software improvements continue to set new standards of detection. This has led to some confusion regarding which technology to employ and why. This white paper intends to clarify which inspection technology will most benefit your company.

  • 5 Steps To Decide What Contaminant Detection Equipment Fits Your Needs
    5 Steps To Decide What Contaminant Detection Equipment Fits Your Needs

    Contaminants are a fact of life for food manufacturers, making contaminant detection a necessity.  This five-step process is one way to calculate the payback of purchasing contaminant detection systems.

  • Checkweighing Challenges Call For Customization
    Checkweighing Challenges Call For Customization

    Checkweighers are key to measuring efficiency and cost of a packaging line. However, there are factors that may require customization that play a role in the success of your checkweigher.

  • What's The Best Inspection Solution For High-Value Bulk Food?
    What's The Best Inspection Solution For High-Value Bulk Food?

    Nuts, seeds, dried fruits and dozens of other fresh, bulk food products are fetching sky-high prices of late due to demand and supply issues caused by the drought in California. Consequently, this brings the need for reliable ways to maximize production while eliminating contaminants. This requires extra diligence, including the use of advanced inspection equipment to remove foreign objects. Gone are days of error prone human inspection or wasteful processes such as discarding partially clean products to avoid further inspection costs.

  • Product Inspection Risk Assessment For Packaged Baked Goods And Snacks
    Product Inspection Risk Assessment For Packaged Baked Goods And Snacks

    Evolving inspection/detection technology can help both baking and snack food companies get their products to market contamination-free and in the case of multiple-item packs, with all of the promised pieces in place. Using inline checkweighers to weigh packaged products ensures that they contain the correct amount of expensive product ingredients and that dispensing equipment is operating correctly. This aids in problem identification and facilitates uptime on today’s high-rate lines.

  • How Automatic Metal Detector Performance Verification Helps Food Manufacturers
    How Automatic Metal Detector Performance Verification Helps Food Manufacturers

    Unlike the traditional and manual ‘three metal pass/fail’ system auditing, this new technology can detect potential problems before there is a failure during a manual audit, thus limiting expensive downtime and repair costs. It can also decrease or even eliminate the time and energy spent manually auditing and recording the food metal detector’s results — thus improving overall production efficiency. Moreover, it can help food manufacturers achieve the highest food safety standards. This paper explains how the performance verification system option works and why it can augment or replace manual auditing.

  • 10 Reasons To Upgrade From Metal Detection To X-Ray Inspection
    10 Reasons To Upgrade From Metal Detection To X-Ray Inspection

    Food industry professionals may be aware of the inspection benefits and ability to find foreign objects in food that X-ray technology provides. However, X-ray inspection technology in food processing and packaging lines can provide many benefits you may be unaware of. Here are 10 reasons to consider stepping up to the latest technology utilized in X-ray inspection systems.

  • AuditCheck Metal Detection System Improves Efficiency And Product Safety

    The Thermo Scientific AuditCheck metal detection verification performance system is a unique performance verification system which utilizes an automated test shuttle that moves through the metal detector’s field at user-specified points in time. By Thermo Scientific Product Inspection

  • Intellitrack XR Metal Detector Is A Solution For Small Metal Objects
    Intellitrack XR Metal Detector Is A Solution For Small Metal Objects

    Thermo Scientific IntellitrackXR1 (IXR) is a new, breakthrough signal processing approach that addresses the unique challenges of detecting smaller diameter metals in products that have a lot of product effect. By Thermo Scientific Product Inspection

  • Avoid Overfill, Lost Profits, And Recalls With Product Inspection Systems

    Product inspection equipment, such as metal detection, x-ray inspection, and checkweighers, help protect brands by ensuring quality, accuracy, efficiency, and safety of products.

  • Food X-Ray Inspection Equipment: What You Should Know
    Food X-Ray Inspection Equipment: What You Should Know

    This white paper provides 10 X-ray facts to help food manufacturers understand the attributes and benefits of the technology before making a purchasing decision and installing an inspection system.

  • Evolving Inspection And Detection Technologies For Baking And Snack Food Manufacturers
    Evolving Inspection And Detection Technologies For Baking And Snack Food Manufacturers

    Evolving inspection/detection technology can help both baking and snack food companies get their products to market contamination-free and in the case of multiple-item packs, with all of the promised pieces in place.

  • Thermo Scientific Product Assurance Services & Solutions (PASS)
    Thermo Scientific Product Assurance Services & Solutions (PASS)

    You are about to settle down for the night when all of the sudden, you find out that more than 1000 units have been taken off the production line because of a suspected product contamination. By Thermo Scientific Product Inspection

  • What Food Processors Should Know: Metal Detection Vs. X-ray Inspection

    Consumer safety has always been a primary concern for food processors. HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) has been a methology recommended by the FDA since the 1950s and food producers have always been conscious of their brand’s protection. The recent enactment of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has turned the intensity up even higher.

  • Why Filler Feedback Is Important For Checkweighers
    Why Filler Feedback Is Important For Checkweighers

    The Filler Feedback control on a checkweigher is crucial for several applications. This application note explains how you can automatically control the filler to adjust the weight of the product by sending an up/down signal to the filler, slicer, cutter, or dosing device for additional expensive component.

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  • Minimize Brand Damage And Achieve Maximum Product Recovery With Thermo Scientific Product Assurance Services & Solutions (PASS)
    Minimize Brand Damage And Achieve Maximum Product Recovery With Thermo Scientific Product Assurance Services & Solutions (PASS)

    When you suspect physical contaminants in your packaged products, turn to Thermo Scientific’s confidential service to identify and isolate problems fast. Our highly experienced staff uses the most advanced Thermo Scientific X-Ray, Metal Detection, and Checkweighing systems to thoroughly test every package to help maximize the recovery of in-spec products for distribution and eliminate defective products.

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific And Cedar’s Partnership In Delivering Safe Products
    Thermo Fisher Scientific And Cedar’s Partnership In Delivering Safe Products

    Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods has been a long time user of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s inspection equipment. Using metal detectors and checkweighers at their level 3 Safe Quality Food certification site, enables them to provide a safe and consistent quality product to their customers, while optimizing their production throughput. 

  • How Thermo Scientific Equipment Help Caribou Coffee Provide Safe Coffee
    How Thermo Scientific Equipment Help Caribou Coffee Provide Safe Coffee

    Caribou Coffee trusts Thermo Fisher Scientific’s quality control tools to guarantee that customers get the same amazing cup of coffee they expect each and every time. From the consistent accuracy of our checkweighers, to the detection performance of our X-ray systems, our solutions are proven effective and expertly tailored to Caribou Coffee applications. 

  • Thermo Scientific Xpert B600 X-Ray System
    Thermo Scientific Xpert B600 X-Ray System

    The Thermo Scientific™ Xpert™ Bulk X-ray Inspection Systems start where other contaminant detection approaches leave off. They are ideal for finding metal, glass, rock and other objects in bulk foods such as nuts, seeds, berries or vegetables. The systems come in two inspection widths to optimize throughput/cost and can be customized to fit your production environment.

  • Catallia Chooses Thermo Scientific Versa Flex Checkweigher
    Catallia Chooses Thermo Scientific Versa Flex Checkweigher

    Family-owned Catallia Mexican Foods turned to Thermo Fisher Scientific to help manage underfills and overfills of its packaged tortilla products. The Thermo Scientific Versa Flex Checkweigher for dry applications was the right solution, enabling Catallia to drive out variability and drive up ROI.

  • Global VersaWeigh ™ Checkweigher For Food Processing And Packaging Applications
    Global VersaWeigh ™ Checkweigher For Food Processing And Packaging Applications

    Maximize profits and minimize product giveaway with the Thermo Scientific™ Global VersaWeigh™ Checkweigher. This versatile, scalable system is still easy-to-use and maintain but now features more than 10 engineering and functionality improvements including frames designed to reduce food buildup, rapid-release, adjustable conveyors and belts, and high-torque sealed brushless motors for trouble-free operation. The fixed-height Global VersaWeigh is ideal for products up to 10 kilograms (22 pounds) and performs with an accuracy equal to or better than market requirement standards.

  • APEX HD Metal Detectors For Rugged And Harsh Wash-down Capabilities

    The APEX HD metal detector is designed to withstand rugged use and harsh washdown with caustic chemicals.

  • Thermo Scientific Global Versa Checkweighers

    Nothing saves money like a checkweigher. The Thermo Scientific™ Global VersaWeigh™ and Global Versa GP checkweighers have many engineering and functionality improvements to help you gain better control of your process. Reduce giveaway, decrease maintenance costs and reduce total cost of ownership.

  • Newest Innovation In Product Inspection: NextGuard X-ray Detection System
    Newest Innovation In Product Inspection: NextGuard X-ray Detection System

    The newest innovation in product inspection, Thermo Scientific's NextGuard X-ray Detection System

  • How To Change The Belt On The Xpert X-Ray Inspection System

    The Thermo Scientific Xpert X-ray system has high resolution and sensitivity and can find contaminants other systems miss. 

  • Features and Benefits Of The Xpert X-ray Inspection System

    The Thermo Scientific Xpert X-ray Inspection System has high resolution and sensitivity and can find contaminants other systems miss. Ideal for food and beverage industry with emphasis on products that contain metalized film or wrapping.

  • Easy Set-Up Of The Xpert X-ray Inspection System

    To address the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of X-ray systems the Xpert system minimizes training, a five-step, Easy Set-Up process was created and a simplified, password protected operator interface was designed.

  • The Xpert X-ray Inspection System Is Easy To Clean

    The Thermo Scientific Xpert inspection system enables compliance with worldwide HACCP and retailer food safety requirements as well as IP65 compliant in accordance with IEC 60529 and EN 60529.

  • Versa Warehouse In-line Scale Software Overview
    Versa Warehouse In-line Scale Software Overview

    The new Versa Warehouse software for improved accuracy and reliability of the warehouse in-line scale.

  • Apex Food Metal Detectors

    Apex metal detectors have state-of-the-art electronics and advanced digital signal processing (DSP) technology and have high sensitivity in a compact, easy-to install system with styles for horizontal and vertical product flows.

  • Apex 100 Metal Detector For Food Production
    Apex 100 Metal Detector For Food Production

    The Thermo Scientific APEX 100 metal detector provides protection from many types of metal contaminants encountered in food production today.

  • Packaged Product Inspection In Food and Pharma
    Packaged Product Inspection In Food and Pharma

    Learn how Thermo Scientific product inspection systems help customers rapidly identify and correct problems in food and pharmaceutical packaging. 

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