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Safeline X-ray Inspection Systems

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

 

Safeline X-ray Inspection

Unrivalled Contaminant Detection and Quality Assurance

Contaminant detection

Our market-leading x-ray inspe...

Unrivalled Contaminant Detection and Quality Assurance

Contaminant detection

Our market-leading x-ray inspection systems provide outstanding detection of the following hazardous contaminants – irrespective of their shape, size or location within a variety of applications:

  • Glass shards detection (including glass-in-glass detection)
  • Metal detection (even within metal cans and foil packaging)
  • Mineral stone detection
  • Some plastic and rubber compounds detection
  • Calcified bone detection (including chicken bones)

Safeline X-ray are experienced in providing product inspection solutions for  food and pharmaceutical products in unpackaged formats such as raw, bulk-flow (loose) and pumped as well as in a wide variety of  packaged formats like:

  • Glass containers - jars and bottles
  • Metal cans – all shapes and sizes of cans
  • Retail packaging - including tall rigid containers, plastic containers, cartons/boxes, pouches, bags/sacks, trays and tubes, and blister packs/sachets.

Quality Control Inspection

In addition to catching contaminants, Safeline X-ray inspection equipment can simultaneously help manufacturers increase productivity by solving a wide range of quality control issues. In a single pass, and at high line speeds, X-ray machines for food and pharmaceuticals are simultaneously capable of performing a range of product integrity checks:

  • Measuring mass
  • Counting components
  • Identifying missing or broken products
  • Monitoring fill levels
  • Inspecting seal integrity
  • Checking for damaged packaging

Regulatory Compliance

Installing an x-ray inspection system can help food manufacturers achieve compliance with the following Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)-based Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-recognised standards:

  • The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety
  • International Food Standard (IFS)
  • Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Code
  • The Foundation for Food Safety Certification (FSSC) 22000

In addition, Safeline X-Ray product inspection equipment can help pharmaceutical manufacturers comply with Good Manufacturing Practice, especially 21 CFR Parts 210 and 211, GAMP¬¬- 4 and 21 CFR Part 11, which are enforced by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) in Europe and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US.


 

Safeline X-ray is a leading provider of contamination detection and quality control inspection equipment. Food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide rely on our in-line x-ray inspection systems to protect the welfare of consumers and safeguard brand reputations, minimise the risk of expensive product recalls and help with regulatory compliance.

Safeline x-ray inspection machines offer safety and quality assurance at every stage of the production process for raw, bulk-flow (loose), pumped and packaged products. Neither foil nor metallised film packaging affect the sensitivity of contaminant detection by x-ray.

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

Canned Food X-ray Inspection Systems

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

Bulk Food X-ray Inspection Systems

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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Publications

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White Papers

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This white paper explains how x-ray inspection systems ensure the safety and quality of canned food.
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Case Studies

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