Mettler Toledo has introduced a new x-ray inspection system, designed for high-speed detection of contaminants in small and individual packaged products, such as flow-wrapped confectionery, snack and cereal bars and small bakery packets.
The X34C x-ray inspection system has a length of 700mm, which includes an integrated reject, allowing it to be installed into production lines where space is limited. The system can operate at 120 metres per minute, enabling the machine to align product inspection with high-speed flow-wrapping machines and pack sealers used for packing individual products in the confectionery sector.
The focal distance of the 0.4mm diode detector and the 100W Optimum Power Generator increases the probability of detecting small contaminants and helps reduce the False Reject Rate. These components are automatically optimised for different applications, therefore, it does not always need to run at its full 100W capacity, reducing power use.
The X34C features easy-to-use operating software, including the company’s ContamPlus inspection software, with an automated set-up process to reduce the need for operator training.
The machine can be configured to meet customer requirements, including an air blast reject system to remove contaminated products at high speed, and it can operate in a range of working environments.
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