Thermo Scientific™

NextGuard™ X-Ray Detection Systems

Catalog number: NEXTGUARDC500
Thermo Scientific™

NextGuard™ X-Ray Detection Systems

Catalog number: NEXTGUARDC500

Find metallic and non-metallic foreign objects and eliminate "wet" product effects common with metal detectors with the Thermo Scientific™ NextGuard™ X-ray Detection Systems. Designed for a wide variety of food applications, NextGuard systems offer enhanced capabilities to inspect packaged products for missing pieces or components, under and over-fills, and other quality problems with easily customizable vision software. Both the Conveyor and C500 models are easy-to-use, cost effective and thoughtfully designed systems that eliminate common barriers when migrating from metal detection to x-ray inspection.

 
Catalog Number
NEXTGUARDC500
Unit Size
Each
Description
NextGuard C500 X-ray Inspection System
Price (USD)
Full specifications
Detection Algorithms AvailableSimple threshold, gradient, morphologies and contaminant area measure
Belt SpeedC500 (all models): 5-50m/min (16-164ft/min)
Belt MaterialUSDA/FDA Approved Urethane
Certifications/ComplianceISO9001 certified facility
DescriptionNextGuard C500 X-ray Inspection System
Digital InputsFour inputs, 24VDC 25 mA, NPN/PNP (jumper selectable), assignable function
Digital OutputsFour outputs, 24 VDC 0.5 A, assignable function
Conveyor Heights Available800 mm (31.5 in.), 900 mm (35.4 in.), 1000 mm (39.4 in.), 1100 mm (43.3 in.) all ± 80 mm
Detector Scan RateUp to 1667 lines/second
IP RatingIP65 with air conditioner, IP54 with cooling fans
Package TypeMaximum Product Width and Height: 500mm X 250mm (19.7in X 9.8in)
Sensitivity>= 1mm diameter for Fe, non-Fe, SS, <=3mm for other dense contaminants such as glass or stone (always verify application performance via a product test)
USB PortWatertight USB 2.0 Standard
X-Ray Curtain MaterialTeflon coated (no-lead)
X-Ray Power160 W (80 kV/2mA) or 200 W (90 kV, 2.2mA)
Electrical Requirements208 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, autosensing, single phase, 10 amps
Export/Safety ConformanceCE, cCSAus
Human Machine InterfaceWindows™ 7, touchscreen, 307 mm (12.1 in) diagonal
Inspection Algorithms AvailableImage processing/thresholding/blob analysis, grayscale profiling and mass estimation
Interface LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Czech, Portuguese, Dutch, Thai, Indonesian. Contact factory for additional languages
Maximum Conveyable Product Weight11kg (25lbs)
Network PortWatertight Ethernet port standard
Operating Temperature5°C to 30°C (41°F to 86°F) with cooling fan or 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F) with air conditioner (Note C500 only available with air conditioner)
OutputsImages, event logs, statistics, audit reports, product files and machine parameters
Radiation Safety ConformanceFDA CFR 21 part 1020.40, RED act (Canada), IRR99 (UK), NCF 74-100 (France), UNE 73-302 (Spain), GB18871-2002 (China) and others. Note UK, Canada and Spainrequire optional extended guarding and France requires optional extended shielding
RejectorIntegrated variable speed conveyors. Air blast or pusher. Lockable reject bin and reject/bin full photo sensors. Dual rejectors possible
Relative Humidity20% to 90% non-condensing
Safety FeaturesX-ray power key, four level password system, emergency X-ray/conveyor stop button, lead/lead-free curtains, failsafe LED X-ray imminent and on indication light
System/Conveyor Lengths Available1.2m (47.4ft)
Weight (English)980lbs
Weight (Metric)445 kg
Unit SizeEach
Catalog Number
Unit Size
Each
Description
NextGuard C330 X-ray Detection System
Price (USD)
Full specifications
Detection Algorithms AvailableSimple threshold, gradient, morphologies and contaminant area measure
Belt SpeedC330SPSR, C330 HPSR, C330 HPHR: 10-80m/min (33-262ft/min), C330HPSR: 10-120m/min (33-393ft/min)
Belt MaterialUSDA/FDA Approved Urethane
Certifications/ComplianceISO9001 certified facility
DescriptionNextGuard C330 X-ray Detection System
Digital InputsFour inputs, 24VDC 25 mA, NPN/PNP (jumper selectable), assignable function
Digital OutputsFour outputs, 24VDC 0.5A, assignable function
Conveyor Heights Available800 mm (31.5 in.), 900 mm (35.4 in.), 1000 mm (39.4 in.), 1100 mm (43.3 in.) all ± 80 mm
Detector Scan RateUp to 1667 lines/second
Detector Resolution0.8 mm standard, 0.4 mm optional
IP RatingIP65 with air conditioner, IP54 with cooling fans
Package TypeMaximum Product Width and Height: 340mm X 185mm (13.4in X 7.3in)
Sensitivity>= 1mm diameter for Fe, non-Fe, SS, >=3mm for other dense contaminants such as glass or stone (always verify application performance via a product test)
USB PortWatertight USB 2.0 Standard
X-Ray Curtain MaterialTeflon coated (no-lead)
X-Ray Power100 W (80 kV/1.25mA) or 160 W (80 kV/2mA)
Electrical Requirements208 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, autosensing, single phase, 10 amps
Export/Safety ConformanceCE, cCSAus
Human Machine InterfaceWindows™ 7, touchscreen, 307 mm (12.1 in) diagonal
Inspection Algorithms AvailableImage processing/thresholding/blob analysis, grayscale profiling and mass estimation
Interface LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Czech, Portuguese, Dutch, Thai, Indonesian. Contact factory for additional languages
Maximum Conveyable Product Weight10kg (22lbs)
Network PortWatertight Ethernet port standard
Operating Temperature5°C to 30°C (41°F to 86°F) with cooling fan or 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
OutputsExcel, PDF, or xml format selectable
Radiation Safety ConformanceFDA CFR 21 part 1020.40, RED act (Canada), IRR99 (UK), NCF 74-100 (France), UNE 73-302 (Spain), GB18871-2002 (China) and others. Note UK, Canada and Spainrequire optional extended guarding and France requires optional extended shielding
RejectorIntegrated variable speed conveyors. Air blast or pusher. Lockable reject bin and reject/bin full photo sensors. Dual rejectors possibleEnvironment, electrical
Relative Humidity20 - 90% non-condensing
Safety FeaturesX-ray power key, four level password system, emergency X-ray/conveyor stop button, lead/lead-free curtains, failsafe LED x-ray imminent and on indication light
System/Conveyor Lengths AvailableStandard Length 1m (3.3ft), C330: Extended 1.4m (4.6 ft)
Weight (English)780 lb
Weight (Metric)354 kg
Unit SizeEach
Catalog Number
Unit Size
Each
Description
NextGuard Pro X-ray Inspection System
Price (USD)
Full specifications
DescriptionNextGuard Pro X-ray Inspection System
Conveyor Heights Available800/950/1100 mm (31.5/37.4/43.3 in.) ± 75 mm (3.0 in.)
Package TypeMaximum Product Weight on the Conveyor: 11kg (25lbs)
Radiation Safety ConformanceFDA CFR 21 part 1020.40, RED act (Canada) and others. Note Canada, UK, Spain and France require additional shielding
System/Conveyor Lengths Available1.5 m (59 in) standard with optional conveyor ends extending the system 200/400/600/800/1000 mm(7.9/15.8/23.6/31.5/39.4 in) on either the infeed or outfeed ends.
Weight (English)Contact factory
Unit SizeEach
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Catalog NumberSpecificationsUnit SizeDescriptionPrice (USD)
NEXTGUARDC500Full specifications
EachNextGuard C500 X-ray Inspection SystemRequest A Quote
Detection Algorithms AvailableSimple threshold, gradient, morphologies and contaminant area measure
Belt SpeedC500 (all models): 5-50m/min (16-164ft/min)
Belt MaterialUSDA/FDA Approved Urethane
Certifications/ComplianceISO9001 certified facility
DescriptionNextGuard C500 X-ray Inspection System
Digital InputsFour inputs, 24VDC 25 mA, NPN/PNP (jumper selectable), assignable function
Digital OutputsFour outputs, 24 VDC 0.5 A, assignable function
Conveyor Heights Available800 mm (31.5 in.), 900 mm (35.4 in.), 1000 mm (39.4 in.), 1100 mm (43.3 in.) all ± 80 mm
Detector Scan RateUp to 1667 lines/second
IP RatingIP65 with air conditioner, IP54 with cooling fans
Package TypeMaximum Product Width and Height: 500mm X 250mm (19.7in X 9.8in)
Sensitivity>= 1mm diameter for Fe, non-Fe, SS, <=3mm for other dense contaminants such as glass or stone (always verify application performance via a product test)
USB PortWatertight USB 2.0 Standard
X-Ray Curtain MaterialTeflon coated (no-lead)
X-Ray Power160 W (80 kV/2mA) or 200 W (90 kV, 2.2mA)
Electrical Requirements208 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, autosensing, single phase, 10 amps
Export/Safety ConformanceCE, cCSAus
Human Machine InterfaceWindows™ 7, touchscreen, 307 mm (12.1 in) diagonal
Inspection Algorithms AvailableImage processing/thresholding/blob analysis, grayscale profiling and mass estimation
Interface LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Czech, Portuguese, Dutch, Thai, Indonesian. Contact factory for additional languages
Maximum Conveyable Product Weight11kg (25lbs)
Network PortWatertight Ethernet port standard
Operating Temperature5°C to 30°C (41°F to 86°F) with cooling fan or 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F) with air conditioner (Note C500 only available with air conditioner)
OutputsImages, event logs, statistics, audit reports, product files and machine parameters
Radiation Safety ConformanceFDA CFR 21 part 1020.40, RED act (Canada), IRR99 (UK), NCF 74-100 (France), UNE 73-302 (Spain), GB18871-2002 (China) and others. Note UK, Canada and Spainrequire optional extended guarding and France requires optional extended shielding
RejectorIntegrated variable speed conveyors. Air blast or pusher. Lockable reject bin and reject/bin full photo sensors. Dual rejectors possible
Relative Humidity20% to 90% non-condensing
Safety FeaturesX-ray power key, four level password system, emergency X-ray/conveyor stop button, lead/lead-free curtains, failsafe LED X-ray imminent and on indication light
System/Conveyor Lengths Available1.2m (47.4ft)
Weight (English)980lbs
Weight (Metric)445 kg
Unit SizeEach
NEXTGUARDC330Full specifications
EachNextGuard C330 X-ray Detection SystemRequest A Quote
Detection Algorithms AvailableSimple threshold, gradient, morphologies and contaminant area measure
Belt SpeedC330SPSR, C330 HPSR, C330 HPHR: 10-80m/min (33-262ft/min), C330HPSR: 10-120m/min (33-393ft/min)
Belt MaterialUSDA/FDA Approved Urethane
Certifications/ComplianceISO9001 certified facility
DescriptionNextGuard C330 X-ray Detection System
Digital InputsFour inputs, 24VDC 25 mA, NPN/PNP (jumper selectable), assignable function
Digital OutputsFour outputs, 24VDC 0.5A, assignable function
Conveyor Heights Available800 mm (31.5 in.), 900 mm (35.4 in.), 1000 mm (39.4 in.), 1100 mm (43.3 in.) all ± 80 mm
Detector Scan RateUp to 1667 lines/second
Detector Resolution0.8 mm standard, 0.4 mm optional
IP RatingIP65 with air conditioner, IP54 with cooling fans
Package TypeMaximum Product Width and Height: 340mm X 185mm (13.4in X 7.3in)
Sensitivity>= 1mm diameter for Fe, non-Fe, SS, >=3mm for other dense contaminants such as glass or stone (always verify application performance via a product test)
USB PortWatertight USB 2.0 Standard
X-Ray Curtain MaterialTeflon coated (no-lead)
X-Ray Power100 W (80 kV/1.25mA) or 160 W (80 kV/2mA)
Electrical Requirements208 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, autosensing, single phase, 10 amps
Export/Safety ConformanceCE, cCSAus
Human Machine InterfaceWindows™ 7, touchscreen, 307 mm (12.1 in) diagonal
Inspection Algorithms AvailableImage processing/thresholding/blob analysis, grayscale profiling and mass estimation
Interface LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Czech, Portuguese, Dutch, Thai, Indonesian. Contact factory for additional languages
Maximum Conveyable Product Weight10kg (22lbs)
Network PortWatertight Ethernet port standard
Operating Temperature5°C to 30°C (41°F to 86°F) with cooling fan or 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
OutputsExcel, PDF, or xml format selectable
Radiation Safety ConformanceFDA CFR 21 part 1020.40, RED act (Canada), IRR99 (UK), NCF 74-100 (France), UNE 73-302 (Spain), GB18871-2002 (China) and others. Note UK, Canada and Spainrequire optional extended guarding and France requires optional extended shielding
RejectorIntegrated variable speed conveyors. Air blast or pusher. Lockable reject bin and reject/bin full photo sensors. Dual rejectors possibleEnvironment, electrical
Relative Humidity20 - 90% non-condensing
Safety FeaturesX-ray power key, four level password system, emergency X-ray/conveyor stop button, lead/lead-free curtains, failsafe LED x-ray imminent and on indication light
System/Conveyor Lengths AvailableStandard Length 1m (3.3ft), C330: Extended 1.4m (4.6 ft)
Weight (English)780 lb
Weight (Metric)354 kg
Unit SizeEach
NEXTGUARDPROFull specifications
EachNextGuard Pro X-ray Inspection SystemRequest A Quote
DescriptionNextGuard Pro X-ray Inspection System
Conveyor Heights Available800/950/1100 mm (31.5/37.4/43.3 in.) ± 75 mm (3.0 in.)
Package TypeMaximum Product Weight on the Conveyor: 11kg (25lbs)
Radiation Safety ConformanceFDA CFR 21 part 1020.40, RED act (Canada) and others. Note Canada, UK, Spain and France require additional shielding
System/Conveyor Lengths Available1.5 m (59 in) standard with optional conveyor ends extending the system 200/400/600/800/1000 mm(7.9/15.8/23.6/31.5/39.4 in) on either the infeed or outfeed ends.
Weight (English)Contact factory
Unit SizeEach
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New and improved NextGuard X-ray Detection System Features:

  • Product verification software option allows users to execute a wide range of size, position and count inspections.
  • Additional algorithms target the detection of less dense contaminants such as glass or rocks in complex, textured products such as nuts or tea bag boxes. 
  • Optional mass estimation software uses the density information in the X-ray image to estimate weight and detect under/over filled products. 
  • Configurable for dual rejection, separating contaminated products from other quality errors.  
  • Standard system processor is now six times faster than the first generation NextGuard system, supporting high-speed contaminant detection and inspection as well as improved user responsiveness.  
  • Optional 0.4mm-pixel detector offers 3.2 times better resolution for improved metal detection in lightweight, homogeneous products such as powders or cheese. 

 

Additional Benefits:

  • Compact size for easy installation and use
  • Unique non-linear detector to eliminate inspection blind spots
  • Removable conveyor for simple directional change and maintenance
  • Intuitive Thermo Scientific™ VersaWeigh™ user interface and software
  • Modular design for high reliability and quick diagnosis and repair
  • Source and detector lifetime indicators to minimize expensive downtime
  • Built-in remote monitoring for quick problem determination

 

Options to Customize Your System:

  • Complete rejection systems or rejection mechanisms for use on downstream conveyor
  • Stainless steel air conditioner for washdown environments
  • Alarm horn, no lead curtains, casters, guiderails
  • Radiation safety meters
  • UL or CSA site inspection
  • Spare parts kits

 

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