White Paper

Ensuring the Safety and Integrity of Tall, Rigid Containers

White Paper

Maximizing detection sensitivity and high throughputs with the right x-ray solution

Ensuring the Safety and Integrity of Tall, Rigid Containers
Ensuring the Safety and Integrity of Tall, Rigid Containers

This White Paper discusses the challenges tall, rigid containers present to x-ray detection sensitivity. It then looks at the various x-ray systems on the market today that are designed to overcome those challenges. It then goes on to explain how these solutions are helping food and beverage manufacturers to ensure the utmost safety, consistency and quality of their products.

There are a wide range package types available including metal cans, composite cans, glass and plastic containers, cartons and doypacks. Different products and packaging types require different x-ray inspection solutions. A number of factors affect the sensitivity of contaminant detection. Understanding these factors, as well as the various x-ray systems available is crucial to help manufacturers select the optimum solution to safeguard consumer welfare and their brand reputation.

The white paper focuses on the following areas in detail:

  • What are the capabilities of x-ray inspection technology?
  • How can x-ray systems help with regulatory compliance?
  • What factors affect detection sensitivity?
  • Which x-ray system is best for inspecting plastic containers, cartons, composite cans and doypacks?
  • Which x-ray system is best for inspecting metal cans?
  • Which x-ray system is best for inspecting glass containers?

A final section has been included which provides practical guidance on recent developments in x-ray technology to help manufacturers evaluate special features and compare the capabilities of different brands of machine.

Download this informative white paper to learn more.

X-ray systems suitable for the inspection of tall, rigid containers fall into three categories – vertical beam, horizontal beam, and systems that are a combination of the two. Each category offers a range of solutions with special software and various levels of functionality to suit a wide range of products and packaging types.

In addition to ensuring food and beverages are safe to consume, modern x-ray systems are multitasking defenders of product and brand quality. In a single pass, at high line speeds, x-ray systems can simultaneously help manufacturers increase productivity, save costs and minimize product waste by:

  • Inspecting fill levels
  • Measuring head space
  • Detecting missing closures on plastic containers
  • Rejecting damaged packaging
  • Detecting agglomerates such as flavour and powder lumps

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