An operator uses an x-ray system to check for contaminants in packaged food products.

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When finding contaminants in your packaged food products is critical to protecting your brand, Thermo Scientific™ X-ray Systems offer high-tech, cost-effective, easy-to-use solutions. We work with you to find the model best suited to your business, so you no longer worry about the little things that can cause big problems.

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Popular food x-ray inspection products and services

Detect a wide range of foreign materials in larger cases, bags and trays with Thermo Scientific Xpert™ Heavy Duty X-ray Inspection Systems. Three x-ray inspection widths are available to optimize performance in your food production environment.

Transition easily and quickly from metal detection to x-ray inspection with the versatile Thermo Scientific NextGuard™ Conveyor X-ray Detection System. The NextGuard system offers enhanced capabilities to inspect packaged products for missing pieces or components, under and over-fills, and other quality problems with easily customizable vision software.

Detect foreign objects anywhere in cans and bottles with the Thermo Scientific Xpert™ Sideshoot X-Ray Inspection System. This high speed, high performance horizontal x-ray beam (back to front) system provides single beam x-ray inspection for tall, upright packages and includes software specifically tailored to detect objects in all regions of cans and bottles.

Protect product integrity with flexible food x-ray inspection systems that detect a range of contaminants and product flaws in nearly any size or shape packaged food product. The Thermo Scientific Xpert Bulk X-Ray Inspection Systems find contaminants such as metal, rock, plastic and glass and remove them prior to further processing, providing instant cost savings.

Protect food safety and improve quality with a high performance food x-ray contaminant detection and product inspection for bags, boxes and other flat packages. The Thermo Scientific Xpert Conveyor X-Ray Inspection Systems meet HACCP and retailer food safety and quality requirements, and can be configured for any application or challenging factory environment.

Optimize detection probability and sensitivity using the Thermo Scientific POWERx High Power X-Ray Inspection System. POWERx systems offer high x-ray power sideshoot inspection for large, dense products, or high speed production and patented dual beam, dual detector systems for food and pharma glass in glass detection.

Detect contaminants and other defects found in packaged foods with PASS, an off-line product inspection service. Our highly experienced staff thoroughly tests every package to help achieve maximum product recovery.

Metal Detection and X-ray Inspection of Food

Keep consumers safe, protect your brand

Do you have the right food product inspection equipment in place to keep consumers safe and protect your brand? X-ray inspection systems and metal detectors can find virtually any foreign object in your packaged food products. To find out how they work, and which one will work best for you, read
A Practical Guide to Metal Detection and X-ray Inspection of Food.

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Metal Detection and X-ray Inspection of Food

Protecting Nutritional Powers with NextGuard

Nutraceutical Business Review article: see how the HUT Group inspects metalized film pouches with our easy to use NextGuard X-ray Inspection System.

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Video spotlight

Is X-ray inspection of packaged foods safe?

X-ray inspection is one of the most effective ways to keep food products safe, but some people are under the false impression that it may be a health hazard. So is X-ray detection for packaged foods safe?

Check out this infographic to find out!