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Contaminated products are a problem most food manufacturers are familiar with, and constantly try to prevent. Bad sealing can be caused by many things; for instance, if parts of the product are mistakenly placed in the seal during the packaging process. This allows air to enter the supposedly air-free environment in the package and thereby contaminates the food. Besides, imperfect packaging may cause foreign bacteria to enter the package, causing food poisoning and compromises food safety.Small foreign bodies and packaging defects are frequently not detected by food producers, but our inspection systems help reduce the risk of spoilage and food poisoning. The systems use low energy X-ray to produce highly detailed images of food products and damaged goods and can be used to check seals in food wrappers, locate packaging defects and find foreign particles of (almost) any size in (almost) any kind of food online at speeds up to 3 packages per second.Our low-energy X-ray systems are able to detect the poorly sealed packages and discard them by emitting an alarm and automatically rejecting them online.Although contaminated food products are a major problem for the manufacturers, it is difficult to inspect the products in a cost-effective and non-destructive way. But by using X-ray systems, the products can be inspected in their original packaging immediately after packaging. The automatic reject function enables the production line to operate without interruptions and human interference.The ability to detect the imperfect seal and the overall packaging integrity online immediately after the filling and sealing process leads to significant savings. This is caused by the better control leading to instantaneous correction of a malfunction, minimizing waste and maximizing the production line efficiency.

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The value adding effect the systems provide for is particularly due to the fact that the X-ray technology is not only used as an end control, but also as a process control. Hereby, errors due to process machines are found momentarily, the downtime is reduced and the number of errors is decreased. The seaming of cans is particularly essential in the case of the durability of the product. The development of an online system now enables a 100% control of the can seam with a speed of up to 300 cans per minute. Meanwhile, the content and possible foreign particles are assessed.Especially companies that handle food packed in plastic cups and packages where integrity is of big importance to the appearance and durability have focused on improving the process control, and the low energy X-ray technology may be of particular interest here.

Vision systems have previously gained wide acceptance for industrial quality control. The present X-ray detectors with speed of up to 300 images per second allow, together with faster computers, that X-ray data is usable for the control of processes in industrial production. The starting point is the quantification of information of the X-ray images.

The incorporation of PLC-based control in the X-ray systems enables a more complex and safe online quality control.

There are surprisingly many application areas – from an X-ray based measurement of flow in pipe systems for off-shore research to quantification of internal structure in micro-mechanical components. The applications set demands to high speed, high resolution, and high sensitivity. Advanced imaging is integrated with intelligent system control so that an effective utilization of the inspection of the product for controlling the quality is achieved.

One of the main applications for low-energy X-ray systems is within food and pharmaceutical packaging and the like. Depending on the product, shape, size, and packaging material, low-energy X-rays can be used to control and measure many different aspects of the product:

  • Is the package intact?
  • Are labels placed correctly?
  • Is the package correctly closed (is the plastic weld free of foreign particles etc.)?
  • Is the product correctly placed in the package?
  • Are all units in the package?
  • Is the distance between packages/objects on the line correct?
  • Is the product correct and does it look “normal” (without flaws)?
  • Are there any foreign particles – and if so, where in the package?
  • Is there a correct amount of the product?

The motivation for the use of low-energy X-ray systems is in this way not solely as a method for detection of foreign particles – but a more complete quality control, online

EXAMPLES OF USAGE

Vision systems have previously gained wide acceptance for industrial quality control. The present X-ray detectors with speed of up to 300 images per second allow, together with faster computers, that X-ray data is usable for the control of processes in industrial production. The starting point is the quantification of information of the X-ray images.

The incorporation of PLC-based control in the X-ray systems enables a more complex and safe online quality control.

There are surprisingly many application areas – from an X-ray based measurement of flow in pipe systems for off-shore research to quantification of internal structure in micro-mechanical components. The applications set demands to high speed, high resolution, and high sensitivity. Advanced imaging is integrated with intelligent system control so that an effective utilization of the inspection of the product for controlling the quality is achieved.

One of the main applications for low-energy X-ray systems is within food and pharmaceutical packaging and the like. Depending on the product, shape, size, and packaging material, low-energy X-rays can be used to control and measure many different aspects of the product:

  • Is the package intact?
  • Are labels placed correctly?
  • Is the package correctly closed (is the plastic weld free of foreign particles etc.)?
  • Is the product correctly placed in the package?
  • Are all units in the package?
  • Is the distance between packages/objects on the line correct?
  • Is the product correct and does it look “normal” (without flaws)?
  • Are there any foreign particles – and if so, where in the package?
  • Is there a correct amount of the product?

The motivation for the use of low-energy X-ray systems is in this way not solely as a method for detection of foreign particles – but a more complete quality control, online

EXAMPLES OF USAGE

Vision systems have previously gained wide acceptance for industrial quality control. The present X-ray detectors with speed of up to 300 images per second allow, together with faster computers, that X-ray data is usable for the control of processes in industrial production. The starting point is the quantification of information of the X-ray images.

The incorporation of PLC-based control in the X-ray systems enables a more complex and safe online quality control.

There are surprisingly many application areas – from an X-ray based measurement of flow in pipe systems for off-shore research to quantification of internal structure in micro-mechanical components. The applications set demands to high speed, high resolution, and high sensitivity. Advanced imaging is integrated with intelligent system control so that an effective utilization of the inspection of the product for controlling the quality is achieved.

One of the main applications for low-energy X-ray systems is within food and pharmaceutical packaging and the like. Depending on the product, shape, size, and packaging material, low-energy X-rays can be used to control and measure many different aspects of the product:

  • Is the package intact?
  • Are labels placed correctly?
  • Is the package correctly closed (is the plastic weld free of foreign particles etc.)?
  • Is the product correctly placed in the package?
  • Are all units in the package?
  • Is the distance between packages/objects on the line correct?
  • Is the product correct and does it look “normal” (without flaws)?
  • Are there any foreign particles – and if so, where in the package?
  • Is there a correct amount of the product?

The motivation for the use of low-energy X-ray systems is in this way not solely as a method for detection of foreign particles – but a more complete quality control, online

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FISH BONE DETECTION

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XX INSPECTION

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FEATURES

3 PACKAGES PER SECOND

Real-time and online inspection with instant automatic rejection

FOREIGN PARTICLES DOWN TO 0.3 MM

Foreign particles of (almost) any size in (almost) any kind of product

CONTAMINATION PREVENTION

Our X-ray systems help reduce the risk of spoilage and food poisoning

LOCATING DEFECTS

CASE STORY

Danish seafood supplier, Bornholms A/S, wanted to ensure a very high quality standard of their large variety of new packaging containers, and therefore invested in an InnospeXion X-ray system. Read their story.