Glass-in-glass Detection Guaranteed
Testing the performance of x-ray inspection equipment prior to making a purchase decision is crucial to ensure optimal glass-in-glass detection.
This brand-new infographic illustrates four easy steps to help food and pharmaceutical manufacturers identify the x-ray inspection system that's capable of providing the best detection of glass contaminants in glass packaging.
Step 1 – Setting Critical Limits
Firstly, the graphic reveals how manufacturers must determine their 'expected' and 'nice to have' critical detection limits on glass contaminants and discuss these with the x-ray system supplier. Limits should be based on four key factors: manufacturers' risk analysis of the production process, regulatory and supplier codes of practice, specific contamination issues and customer complaints.
Step 2 – Test Guidelines
Secondly, to prevent problems arising, the infographic highlights the importance of ensuring glass test pieces are made from either the same glass as the container or soda-lime glass which is the most common type of glass. Additionally, a series of expert tips are provided with regards to glass test samples and where to embed them in glass containers to avoid inconsistency. This allows for a fair and accurate comparison to be made when evaluating the performance of different x-ray systems.
Step 3 – Setting Up
Thirdly, the infographic explains that manufacturers should be prepared to provide x-ray system suppliers with uncontaminated containers of each different product to be tested. Furthermore, it also shows what should be done to check the machine set up is optimised, along with key actions manufacturers must take before testing can begin.
Step 4 – Test Procedure
Finally, the infographic unveils the correct protocol for glass-in-glass testing and outlines what manufacturers should do in the event that false rejects (incorrectly rejected 'good' products) occur.
Following these four simple steps when conducting x-ray system supplier tests will help manufacturers choose the optimal x-ray solution for glass-in-glass inspection, helping to protect their own brand reputation and the welfare of their customers.