X-RAY INSPECTION CASE STUDIES

  • Inside A Chocolate Manufacturer's Product Inspection Operations
    Inside A Chocolate Manufacturer's Product Inspection Operations

    In this case study, Thornton’s— a British chocolatier — explains how integrating x-ray inspection systems into its production processes has strengthened the company’s contamination detection capabilities and improved safety and quality assurance.

  • Spice Manufacturer Installs X-Ray Inspection Equipment To Detect Foreign Contaminants
    Spice Manufacturer Installs X-Ray Inspection Equipment To Detect Foreign Contaminants

    Almi GmbH & Co whose headquarters and production site is in Oftering near Linz in Austria is one of the leading global manufacturers of high-quality spice blends and additives for sausage, ham, meat, and fish products.

  • Inside A Nut Manufacturer’s X-Ray Inspection Operations To Assure Product Quality
    Inside A Nut Manufacturer’s X-Ray Inspection Operations To Assure Product Quality

    To ensure that the highest quality levels are preserved at all times, Germany-based Koenig Backmittel processes only the very best raw ingredients, whilst also placing great importance on its state-of-the-art production technology. As part of its incoming goods checks for hazelnuts, an x-ray inspection system inspects the raw ingredients for contaminants to provide a significant part of the overall quality management process. This helps ensure the company follows through on one of its guiding principles, “Quality Ensures Success.”

  • Cheese Manufacturer Installs X-Ray Inspection And Metal Detection For 12 Processing Lines
    Cheese Manufacturer Installs X-Ray Inspection And Metal Detection For 12 Processing Lines

    To assure product quality and food safety, one of the world’s leading cheese manufacturers recently turned to x-ray inspection and metal detection technology. The company installed x-ray for bulk packaging line and twelve metal detectors for all of their other cheese manufacturing lines.

  • X-Ray System Proves Essential For Brand New Baked Goods Facility
    X-Ray System Proves Essential For Brand New Baked Goods Facility

    Building a food manufacturing facility from scratch would be a daunting project even for someone with a strong background in this industry. So imagine how challenging it was for Ivan and Elaine Pezzoli whose only previous experience was as a restaurateur in Brazil.

  • X-Ray Supports Growing Food Manufacturer
    X-Ray Supports Growing Food Manufacturer

    X-Ray inspection units ensure the integrity of Dash of Masala’s Sassy Lassi health drinks, as the company expands from Austin farmer’s market to the shelves of Walmart and Sam’s Club.

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X-RAY INSPECTION WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • Radiation Safety: How To Ensure Full Regulatory Compliance
    Radiation Safety: How To Ensure Full Regulatory Compliance

    This white paper explains what ionizing radiation is and puts radiation doses into context, before looking at how safety regulations differ between countries and states. The paper goes on to explain that modern x-ray systems are built to protect users from the effects of radiation, and how x-ray equipment suppliers can support companies with radiation safety and regulatory compliance.

  • X-Ray Inspection Buyer’s Guide: How To Maximize Performance, ROI, & OEE
    X-Ray Inspection Buyer’s Guide: How To Maximize Performance, ROI, & OEE

    Uncover the less obvious aspects of cost and performance, and understand recent technology advances and trending sanitation demands that will help you choose a system that meets your detection goals.

  • 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.

  • Avoiding Recalls Through Physical Hazard Prevention: Are You Doing Enough?
    Avoiding Recalls Through Physical Hazard Prevention: Are You Doing Enough?

    Preventing physical hazards in food continues to be challenging, and frequently, the reason for companies and/or regulatory agencies issuing recall notices. A brief review of the recalls viewable online at Recall.gov indicates that the number of recalls for physical hazards per month ranges from zero to eight involving USDA and FDA amenable products. This article will provide steps to help food companies keep physical contaminants out of food, as well detail the latest technologies helping to reduce physical contamination-related recalls.

  • 9 Ways Technology Aids FSMS Implementation And Continuous Improvement
    9 Ways Technology Aids FSMS Implementation And Continuous Improvement

    There are many aspects of resource allocation to consider when developing a food safety management system (FSMS) for a business and there are efficiencies to be gained in almost every area of an FSMS. Technology and software can provide your team with the tools to monitor production targets and deviations in real-time and more efficiently than visual inspection.

  • How To Ensure The Safety Of Products Packaged In Tall Rigid Containers
    How To Ensure The Safety Of Products Packaged In Tall Rigid Containers

    Metal cans, glass jars, plastic, and PET bottles are used extensively in the food and beverage industries to package a wide range of products. However, different applications require different product inspection solutions. Selecting the right x-ray system to suit a specific product and packaging type is essential to ensure optimal sensitivity, minimize false rejects, protect the well-being of consumers, and reduce the risk of costly, brand-damaging product recalls.

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X-RAY INSPECTION PRODUCTS

Food X-Ray Inspection And Sorting System For Bulk Products Food X-Ray Inspection And Sorting System For Bulk Products

The RAYCON Bulk X-ray product sorting system detects contaminants at high line speeds that due to their density, chemical composition, or mechanical dimensions absorb X-radiation to greater degree than the surrounding bulk product. For example, metal, glass, stone, calcified bone and high density plastic in bulk food material. It features precision sorting software that identifies the contaminant with pinpoint accuracy and ensures that there is always minimal product wastage when the reject operates.

HD X-Ray Inspection Systems HD X-Ray Inspection Systems

Anritsu HD and UltraHD X-Ray inspection systems provide solutions to contaminant detection that is not available from any other technology or supplier.

Food X-Ray Inspection for Tall, Rigid Container and Cans- X3710 Food X-Ray Inspection for Tall, Rigid Container and Cans- X3710

The X3710 food x-ray inspection system is designed for contamination detection and product integrity inspection within tall, rigid containers such as composite cans, cartons, tubes, plastic containers and doypack applications.

X-Ray Inspection for Raw and Bulk Food Materials X-Ray Inspection for Raw and Bulk Food Materials

Dymond Bulk guarantees precise X-ray inspection of bulk materials in the food industry. Foreign bodies such as stones or metal are consistently detected and removed from the material flow to protect both products and machines.

X-Ray Inspection of Cereal and Grains X-Ray Inspection of Cereal and Grains

Eagle Product Inspection systems provide exceptional detection of the following foreign objects in a wide range of loose and packaged applications, including cereals and cereal bars in food manufacturing and food packaging:

X-Weigh: X-ray Inspection And Checkweighing System X-Weigh: X-ray Inspection And Checkweighing System

Loma’s X-weigh technology inspects for foreign contaminants while simultaneously weighing products in one compact and easy to use system.

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X-RAY INSPECTION MULTIMEDIA

Foreign Body Contamination: Striking A Balance Between Profits And Food Safety Foreign Body Contamination: Striking A Balance Between Profits And Food Safety

In this podcast, Rob Tiernay, Director of Sales at Anritsu, discusses with Food Online Voices how food manufacturers can strike a balance between improving profit margins while ensuring product safety. Additionally, Tiernay explores some of the needs, both in the long and short term, which food manufacturers should account for when deciding if a metal detection or X-Ray inspection solution is right for their company. Further, Tiernay elaborates on the advancements that product inspection solutions have made in detecting low-density contaminants in food products. Finally, Tiernay discusses setting up new manufacturing lines and the best possible point of foreign body detection based on food product type.

What Benefits Do Foreign Body Inspection Systems Provide Food Manufacturers? What Benefits Do Foreign Body Inspection Systems Provide Food Manufacturers?

In this podcast, Rob Rogers, Senior Advisor of Food Safety and Regulation with Mettler-Toledo, discusses with Food Online Voices some recent, high-profile examples of foreign bodies causing food recalls. Further, Rogers mentions the most common types of foreign body contaminants causing food recalls and what food manufacturers can do to prevent them from entering the market. Additionally, Rogers addresses the long-term benefits food manufacturers, processors, and packagers will see from implementing foreign body detection systems and offers advice to companies seeking metal detection and X-Ray inspection systems. Finally, Rogers mentions FSMA, how it is impacting the food manufacturing industry, and how it is helping innovate the foreign body detection systems market.

Foreign Body Detection: What Are Food Manufacturers Biggest Challenges? Foreign Body Detection: What Are Food Manufacturers Biggest Challenges?

In this podcast, Kyle Thomas, Strategic Business Unit Manager at Eagle Product Inspection, discusses with Food Online Voices some of the greatest product inspection challenges that food manufacturers are facing amidst a changing regulatory landscape. Thomas also explores some product inspection innovations on the horizon that will improve product quality and operational efficiency. Additionally, Thomas offers some advice for food manufacturers looking to update their food safety plans and their overall product inspection philosophy. Finally, Thomas touches on some new technology options currently available to food manufacturers for inspecting liquid products.

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