This white paper, 'How to optimize all-round glass-in-glass inspection', supports food and pharma manufacturers in enhancing their glass-in-glass detection capabilities. As glass packaging continues to rise in popularity, the paper explores the ways x-ray technology can prevent glass-contaminated product from reaching consumers and explains how certain production processes can increase the risks. The white paper provides guidance on the ability of x-ray technology to detect glass contaminants in glass packaging and considers the factors that affect detection sensitivity.
Included, is a review of the latest x-ray solutions available for glass-in-glass detection. The paper discusses systems with single beams, split beams, combination beams and angled beams. As well as detecting physical contaminants, modern x-ray systems are multi-tasking defenders of product and brand quality. In a single pass, at high line speed, x-ray systems can simultaneously monitor fill levels, detect damaged containers and check closures.
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Demand for glass packaging is rising globally. Despite its popularity, glass poses a significant safety risk. The outcome of glass-in-glass contamination can be highly damaging for both manufacturers and consumers. In 2014, more than 10% of physical contamination incidents reported to the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) were a result of glass contamination.
Glass containers are one of the most challenging types of packaging to inspect, primarily because the main contaminant is glass - the same material and density as the packaging itself. Problems can occur due to the density of the packaging. The base, sidewalls and neck of glass jars can also cause ‘blind spots’ – an obscuration of the visual field. This means key parts of the product/packaging can mask dangerous contaminants.
Food and pharmaceutical manufacturers are increasingly installing x-ray inspection equipment to help protect consumers, reduce the risk of product recalls and to support compliance with global safety and retailer standards.
The paper includes a useful appendix, 'Setting the Critical Limits', which outlines the correct protocol for glass-in-glass inspection testing. It also provides recommendations on transport system design features required for optimal glass-in-glass inspection.