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Safeline X-ray Inspection

Safeline X-ray Inspection Systems

Safeline X-ray Product Inspection Solutions Enhance Product Safety and Quality Control

X-ray Inspection Systems for Packaged Products
Glass Container X-ray Inspection
Canned Food X-ray Inspection Systems

X-ray Inspection Systems for Packaged Products

Glass Container X-ray Inspection Systems

X-ray Inspection of Canned Foods

X-ray inspection systems provide reliable contamination detection within products in a wide range of retail packaging.
X-ray systems for glass containers offer unsurpassed physical contamination detection, even in blind spots such as the base of the container.
X-ray inspection equipment provides outstanding contamination detection with complete quality assurance for food packaged in cans.
Packaged Applications
A wide range of primary and secondary retail packaging can be inspected, regardless of shape and packaging material.
Contamination Detection
A wide range of primary and secondary retail packaging can be inspected, regardless of shape and packaging material.
Product Quality Checks
X-ray systems can simultaneously detect contaminants, measure mass, check fill levels, detect product trapped in the seal, detect missing and damaged products at high production line speeds.
Reduced Total Cost of Ownership
Safeline designs energy efficient and adaptable x-ray systems ensuring a future-proof investment and reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Glass Container Applications
Safeline x-ray inspection systems offer reliable detection of glass-in-glass and other dense contaminants within a wide range of glass containers, ensuring complete product safety.
High-speed Inspection
Glass-in-glass x-ray detection systems automatically detect and reject contaminated glass containers from the production line, at high line speeds.
Product Safety and Quality Control
X-ray systems are capable of simultaneously performing a range of inspection routines for glass container applications, such as contamination detection and quality inspection eg fill level inspection, cap inspection etc.
Improved Container Inspection
Angled or multiple x-ray beams options can optimise detection in the base, neck and sidewall of the glass bottle or jar by reducing inspection blind spots.
Canned Food Applications
Detection of contaminants including metal within food, beverages and pet food packaged in a variety of metal cans.
In-line Quality Checks
Product integrity checks, such as monitoring fill levels and detecting damaged cans, can be performed simultaneously to contamination detection.
Increased Probability of Detection
X-ray systems for metal can inspection offer complete inspection coverage, increasing the probability of contaminant detection.
Easy Line Integration
Canned food x-ray systems simply straddle existing production conveyors and take up minimum line space, providing quick, easy and cost effective inspection.
X-ray Inspection Systems for Unpackaged Products
Bulk Food X-ray Inspection Systems
Pipeline X-ray Inspection

X-ray Inspection Systems for Unpackaged Products

X-ray Systems for the Inspection of Bulk Foods

Pipeline X-ray Inspection Equipment

Safeline's x-ray detection equipment provides unrivalled contamination detection in unpackaged food products.
Bulk x-ray equipment provides outstanding physical contamination detection and quality control in bulk-flow (loose) food products prior to packaging.
Pipeline x-ray systems provide unsurpassed contaminant detection in pumped products (typically meat and poultry), slurries, semi-solids and fluids.
Unpackaged Applications
Inspection of unpackaged food such as burger patties (meat, poultry, fish or vegetarian) and other frozen-formed products as well as pumped and bulk applications.
Contamination Detection
Food x-ray inspection systems are specifically designed to detect unwanted contaminants within the product, regardless of their shape or location.
Reducing Food Waste
X-ray machines placed early in the production line ensure contaminants can be removed at the source before further value is added, reducing food waste and saving costs.
Complete Quality Assurance
Safeline's x-ray systems deliver high detection sensitivity ensuring accuracy, reliability and ease of operation for all unpackaged products.
Bulk Food Applications
Inspection of bulk, loose and unpackaged conveyorised food products, typically nuts, cereals, fruits and vegetables, meat and pet food, before processing and packaging.
Improved Sensitivity
Detection sensitivity is increased due to a homogenous layer of product during inspection, ensuring easy contamination detection.
High Throughput Capabilities
A troughed belt and adjustable levelling plates retain product on the belt, minimising spillage and improving the transport of the product at a constant depth at high production speeds.
Minimum Product Waste
Bulk food products are inspected and the non-conforming portion is removed via multi lane reject systems before further value is added.
Pipeline Applications
Food x-ray inspection of slurries, semi-solids and fluids in meat and poultry, dairy and bakery products.
Superior Food Safety
Pipeline x-ray inspection systems deliver outstanding detection of contaminants such as calcified bone, glass and metal plastics protecting consumers and helping manufacturers avoid product recalls.
High Inspection Throughput
X-ray equipment for pumped foods is capable of inspecting food products at a rate of up to 18 tonnes per hour, dependant on application, without damaging the product.
Reducing Food Waste
X-ray systems for pumped food are typically used to inspect products at the early stages of production thereby minimising food waste and saving costs before more value is added to the product itself.
X-ray Inspection Systems for Packaged Products

X-ray inspection systems provide reliable contamination detection within products in a wide range of retail packaging.

Packaged Applications
A wide range of primary and secondary retail packaging can be inspected, regardless of shape and packaging material.
Contamination Detection
A wide range of primary and secondary retail packaging can be inspected, regardless of shape and packaging material.
Product Quality Checks
X-ray systems can simultaneously detect contaminants, measure mass, check fill levels, detect product trapped in the seal, detect missing and damaged products at high production line speeds.
Reduced Total Cost of Ownership
Safeline designs energy efficient and adaptable x-ray systems ensuring a future-proof investment and reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Glass Container X-ray Inspection

X-ray systems for glass containers offer unsurpassed physical contamination detection, even in blind spots such as the base of the container.

Glass Container Applications
Safeline x-ray inspection systems offer reliable detection of glass-in-glass and other dense contaminants within a wide range of glass containers, ensuring complete product safety.
High-speed Inspection
Glass-in-glass x-ray detection systems automatically detect and reject contaminated glass containers from the production line, at high line speeds.
Product Safety and Quality Control
X-ray systems are capable of simultaneously performing a range of inspection routines for glass container applications, such as contamination detection and quality inspection eg fill level inspection, cap inspection etc.
Improved Container Inspection
Angled or multiple x-ray beams options can optimise detection in the base, neck and sidewall of the glass bottle or jar by reducing inspection blind spots.
Canned Food X-ray Inspection Systems

X-ray inspection equipment provides outstanding contamination detection with complete quality assurance for food packaged in cans.

Canned Food Applications
Detection of contaminants including metal within food, beverages and pet food packaged in a variety of metal cans.
In-line Quality Checks
Product integrity checks, such as monitoring fill levels and detecting damaged cans, can be performed simultaneously to contamination detection.
Increased Probability of Detection
X-ray systems for metal can inspection offer complete inspection coverage, increasing the probability of contaminant detection.
Easy Line Integration
Canned food x-ray systems simply straddle existing production conveyors and take up minimum line space, providing quick, easy and cost effective inspection.
X-ray Inspection Systems for Unpackaged Products

Safeline's x-ray detection equipment provides unrivalled contamination detection in unpackaged food products.

Unpackaged Applications
Inspection of unpackaged food such as burger patties (meat, poultry, fish or vegetarian) and other frozen-formed products as well as pumped and bulk applications.
Contamination Detection
Food x-ray inspection systems are specifically designed to detect unwanted contaminants within the product, regardless of their shape or location.
Reducing Food Waste
X-ray machines placed early in the production line ensure contaminants can be removed at the source before further value is added, reducing food waste and saving costs.
Complete Quality Assurance
Safeline's x-ray systems deliver high detection sensitivity ensuring accuracy, reliability and ease of operation for all unpackaged products.
Bulk Food X-ray Inspection Systems

Bulk x-ray equipment provides outstanding physical contamination detection and quality control in bulk-flow (loose) food products prior to packaging.

Bulk Food Applications
Inspection of bulk, loose and unpackaged conveyorised food products, typically nuts, cereals, fruits and vegetables, meat and pet food, before processing and packaging.
Improved Sensitivity
Detection sensitivity is increased due to a homogenous layer of product during inspection, ensuring easy contamination detection.
High Throughput Capabilities
A troughed belt and adjustable levelling plates retain product on the belt, minimising spillage and improving the transport of the product at a constant depth at high production speeds.
Minimum Product Waste
Bulk food products are inspected and the non-conforming portion is removed via multi lane reject systems before further value is added.
Pipeline X-ray Inspection

Pipeline x-ray systems provide unsurpassed contaminant detection in pumped products (typically meat and poultry), slurries, semi-solids and fluids.

Pipeline Applications
Food x-ray inspection of slurries, semi-solids and fluids in meat and poultry, dairy and bakery products.
Superior Food Safety
Pipeline x-ray inspection systems deliver outstanding detection of contaminants such as calcified bone, glass and metal plastics protecting consumers and helping manufacturers avoid product recalls.
High Inspection Throughput
X-ray equipment for pumped foods is capable of inspecting food products at a rate of up to 18 tonnes per hour, dependant on application, without damaging the product.
Reducing Food Waste
X-ray systems for pumped food are typically used to inspect products at the early stages of production thereby minimising food waste and saving costs before more value is added to the product itself.

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We support and service your product inspection equipment through its entire lifecycle, from installation to preventive maintenance and calibration to equipment repair.

Publications

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The X-ray Inspection Guide

Brochures

ProdX Data Management Software
ProdX allows you to connect and control your entire product inspection management process from a single point or from multiple remote locations, elimi...
Packaged X-ray Inspection Series Brochure
Introducing the packaged x-ray inspection series for the food and pharmaceutical industry, offering outstanding detection sensitivity through automate...

White Papers

How Safe is X-ray Inspection of Food?
This white paper is for food manufacturers who consider x-ray inspection to comply with food-safety regulations and legislations.
X-ray Inspection More Than Just Contamination Detection
This white paper is for food manufacturers who consider x-ray inspection to comply with food-safety regulations and legislations.
Glass-in-Glass Detection
New white paper explains how to protect customers and your brand reputation by reducing the risk of glass-in-glass contamination with x-ray inspection...
How Do X-ray Systems Find Contaminants – Free PDF Download
This white paper explains what x-rays are and the main components and operating principles of an x-ray inspection system. It describes how typical con...

Case Studies

Kuchenmeister Relies on Product Inspection Equipment
Kuchenmeister has been relying on METTLER TOLEDO product inspection equipment for 20 years, for inspection of their baked good applications.
Ferme des Peupliers See Success With X-ray Inspection
Dairy manufacturer Ferme des Peupliers, installs a split beam x-ray system from METTLER TOLEDO to guarantee the integrity of its yoghurts and milk-bas...
No Compromise on Safety For Dry Fruits and Vegetables
French company Calabas Industrie, which specializes in logistics, warehousing and mainly contract packaging of dried fruits and vegetables, was founde...
Phoenix Formulations
A product inspection case study showcasing how Phoenix Formulations products achieve outstanding product quality with the help of checkweighers, metal...

FAQs

What are the benefits of using an x-ray inspection system in food and pharmaceutical production lines?

Food and pharmaceutical manufacturers use x-ray inspection systems to maximize product quality and safety. Advanced systems are able to detect physical contaminants in products whilst simultaneously performing a wide range of in-line quality control checks. Installing an x-ray inspection system protects the brand and reputation of manufacturers while avoiding the risks of potentially expensive product recalls.

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What contaminants can an x-ray inspection system detect?

X-ray inspection is highly effective at detecting a range of dense physical contaminants including all metals, glass, mineral stone, calcified bone and high-density plastics and rubbers. In addition to identifying contaminants, x-ray systems can perform a wide range of in-line quality control checks for product integrity, including; measuring zoned and gross mass, identifying missing or broken parts, monitoring fill levels, detecting product trapped within the seal and checking for damaged products and packaging.

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How safe is the use of x-ray inspection in food or pharmaceutical products?

The radiation dose levels used for x-ray inspection in the food and pharmaceutical industries are extremely low and have no effect on product safety, flavor or texture. The use of x-ray inspection equipment is highly-regulated and increasingly common. Modern x-ray systems are perfectly safe in working environments as long as recommended safety guidance is followed. 

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At which points in the production process should manufacturers install an x-ray system?

An x-ray system can be installed at the beginning of a process to inspect incoming raw goods, at any stage during the manufacturing processing or at the end of the production line. Using the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) process is the surest way to ensure products are free from contaminants. Manufacturers should perform a review of the production process and identify risks to product safety. Where a risk of physical contamination is identified, a Critical Control Point (CCP) should be established. In many cases, this can be early in the production process to identify and remove contaminants before adding value to the product. In other circumstances, it may be more practical to inspect during manufacturing or at the end of the production process prior to shipping of the product.

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Can x-ray inspection support my Overall Equipment Effectiveness and increase production efficiency?

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a key measure of performance. The information required to monitor OEE is readily available from a quality x-ray inspection system. METTLER TOLEDO Safeline X-ray can contribute to OEE in many ways through:

  • Maximised throughput
  • Robust equipment design
  • Faster product changeovers and new product set-ups
  • Improved Performance Verification Routines (PVRs) performed in line without the need for line stoppage
  • On screen / remote statistics

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What is a false feject rate (FRR) 

False Reject Rate (FRR) is defined as the percentage of falsely rejected products on a production line. Our advanced x-ray inspection software automates product set-up and changeovers to ensure outstanding detection sensitivity levels, minimizing false rejects.

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Can x-ray inspection help to secure new business?

Incorporating x-ray inspection systems into a company-wide product inspection program to ensure product safety and quality helps food manufacturers to comply with national and international regulations, local legislation and standards set by retailers, opening new trade markets.

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Should I install an x-ray inspection or metal detection system on my production line? 

The product being produced and the type of likely contaminants will help you determine whether an x-ray system or metal detector is the most suitable technology. You should consider the outcome of your HACCP review. In some cases, using both technologies at different critical control points (CCP's) may be the best option. 

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Are x-ray systems expensive to service?

Service contracts should form part of any x-ray system purchase. Regular servicing of an x-ray system, including performance verification, will ensure it is operating at the optimum level of performance. This will prevent food safety issues. Preventative maintenance enables manufacturers to avoid downtime issues due to unexpected maintenance work.

All METTLER TOLEDO X3000 x-ray system generators come with a five-year warranty when a service contract is purchased. By protecting the most valuable part of the x-ray machine, manufacturers can have confidence that production uptime is maximized.


    Why buy METTLER TOLEOD Safeline X-ray?

    METTLER TOLEDO is a market leader in x-ray inspection for the food and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industries. We are experienced in providing product inspection solutions for products in unpackaged formats as well as in a wide variety of packaged formats such as glass jars, metal cans and other retail packaging.

    A global network of service engineers are on-hand to guide manufacturers on how to optimize the performance of inspection systems. We support and service x-ray equipment through its entire lifecycle. 

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