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This year, Anritsu Infivis’s Erik Brainard wrote a compelling whitepaper for the Top 5 Considerations When Upgrading From Metal Detection To X-Ray Inspection. This whitepaper takes an in-depth look at the top issues and benefits of upgrading to X-Ray Inspection from Metal Detection including a cost-benefit analysis, integration considerations, and efficiency benefits, not to mention the added value of X-Ray Software Inspection tools for the prepared foods industry.
As more and more food processors are upgrading from standard Metal Detection to X-Ray Inspection there are many areas to take under consideration when making this switch. Metal detectors, historically the most common detection method, can only uncover metals. X-ray detection works by revealing differences in density. Therefore, X-rays can find a broad array of inorganic objects, including metal, quite effectively.
As the reliability, capability and affordability of X-ray systems have improved over time, food processors are finally able to benefit from X-ray’s ability to detect a broader range of contaminants and analyze for other packaging anomalies. Not only can X-ray detect a greater variety of objects and metal, but X-ray systems offer additional quality control inspection options (e.g., counts, virtual weighing, fill levels) within one unit.
Take a look at the full whitepaper here.