Use this comparison chart to see which system is right for you

X-ray inspection enables food processors to find many types of foreign objects in food – from metals to stone, glass and even bone. X-ray has grown to become the most popular detection technology because different types of foreign materials can enter the process that would not be detectable by a metal detector. Thermo Scientific offers flexible solutions that span from easy to use, affordable workhorse models to highly specialized and powerful systems to meet particular application requirements.

Check out the technology options below. We’re here when you’re ready for a free demo or product test – or just have a question for our application experts.  (You may even find that one of our advanced technology metal detectors may be best suited to your needs.) Together we can find the right solution to protect consumers and your brand.

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  NextGuard C330 NextGuard C500 NextGuard Pro Xpert Conveyor Xpert Bulk Xpert Sideshoot
  NextGuard C330 NextGuard C500 NextGuard Pro Xpert Conveyor Xpert Bulk Xpert Sideshoot
Max inspectable area 13.4 in. wi. x 7.3 in. ht.  19.7 in. wi. x 9.8 in. ht.  19.7 in. wi. x 9.8 in. ht.  15.7 in. wi. x 10 in. ht.  19.4 in. wi. x2 in. ht.  7 in. wi. x10.8 in. ht.
Package Type
Cartons/boxes    
Pouches/bags    
Bulk flow products

 

 

 

   
Plastic bottles and cans

 

 

 

 

 

Washdown rating IP65 with AC IP65 IP65, stainless steel bearings and gear motor IP65 standard, IP69K optional IP65 IP65
Typical sensitivity 0.8–1.5 mm SST, 2–5 mm glass 1.5–2 mm SST, 4–7 mm glass Same as standard models 1–2 mm SST, 4–7 mm glass 1–2 mm SST, 3–5 mm glass 1–2 mm SST, 3–5 mm glass
Max X-ray power  160W 200W Same as standard models 315W 315W 315W
Relative price $ $$ $$$ $$$$ $$$$ $$$$
Max product weight 13 lbs 24 lbs 110 lbs 88 lbs 88 lbs N/A external conveyor
X-ray beam orientation Vertical, bottom up, no blind spots Vertical, bottom up, no blind spots Vertical, bottom up, no blind spots Vertical, top down Vertical, top down Horizontal, back to front
Belt speed range 10–120 m/min 5–50 m/min 5–120 m/min 5–60 m/min 5–60 m/min 5–80 m/min
Single conveyor with reject integrated     N/A external conveyor
Multi-lane operation  
Remote technical support
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Read A Practical Guide to Metal Detection and X-ray Inspection of Food, a newly updated and expanded foreign object detection ebook for the food industry to:

  • Learn the basics of technology options.
  • Gain insights into the factors to considering when selecting a detection technology.
  • Learn how our process can pinpoint the best fit for your application.

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