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.


The Thermo Scientific™ APEX 500/300 HD metal detectors are designed to thrive in harsh environments where typical metal detectors fail, eliminating expensive downtime, service costs and repair bills. The unique design offers the lowest total cost of ownership possible and can improve operational efficiency in many applications where standard metal detectors are in use today.

With the new Thermo Scientific™ Sentinel™ 1000 Selectscan Metal Detector you can maximize consumer safety, brand protection, and operational efficiency.

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.

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.

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

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


Meet the challenge of detecting foreign objects anywhere in cans and bottles with the Thermo Scientific™ Xpert™ Sideshoot X-Ray Inspection System. This high-speed, high-performance horizontal x-ray beam (back to front) system provides single beam x-ray inspection for tall, upright packages and includes software specifically tailored to detect objects in all regions of cans and bottles. The system is designed to use an existing conveyor to reduce cost and floor space. The system meets HACCP requirements and can be upgraded to meet IP69K washdown specifications.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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).

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

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.

Thermo Scientific Teorema Can Checkweigher has no moving parts—design provides unparalleled speed and accuracy for today’s demanding high rate canning lines.

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).

Dependable, accurate weighing of large cases, bags, boxes and barrels up to 110 lbs.


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  • Detecting physical contaminants in food, such as metal, glass, stone, plastic, and bone is like trying to find a needle in a haystack, especially when the contaminant may be as small as 1 mm in diameter. Metal detectors and X-ray detection systems provide the highest sensitivity so you can find  virtually any foreign object in your packaged food products.

  • Nothing saves money like a checkweigher. It weighs every product in motion to. A checkweigher weighs every product in motion to help you meet throughput and legal requirements. Learn more about the technology and options for your application.


  • One of the fastest growing areas of innovation in the food industry is plant-based proteins. Learn about this trend and how product inspection programs can adapt.

  • 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.

  • Foreign objects such as small, oblong metal pieces like wires and pins exhibit “orientation effect,” a phenomenon in which the signal the metal detector sees is largely dependent on the contaminant’s alignment in relation to the detector’s aperture.

  • With 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 growers and producers need reliable ways to maximize production while eliminating contaminants. Gone are days of error prone human inspection or wasteful processes such as discarding partially clean products to avoid further inspection costs.

  • Some food manufacturers have lingering worries about the safety of X-ray technology – both for those operating the equipment and the food products the machines inspect. This paper takes a closer look at how today’s X-ray inspection equipment works and corrects any misconceptions associated with this commonly used technology.

  • This paper will examine foreign object detection in adulteration events, including the detection challenges of finding very small contaminants, in a complex and fast-moving, global supply chain.

  • 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.

  • Dairy products necessitate a high level of quality control and adherence to regulations. Fortunately, inspection technologies help keep dairy products safe and within product specifications.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • X-ray inspection in food processing 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.

  • Learn about a unique performance verification system that utilizes an automated test shuttle that moves through the metal detector’s field at user-specified points in time.

  • 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.



Learn about an inspection system that addressed the key concern of an Italian nut supplier of ensuring no foreign contaminants were present in the packaged nuts reaching the customers.