• What Do X-ray Systems and Fax Machines Have in Common? Diodes!

    At the heart of every x-ray inspection system are three key components – an x-ray generator (A), a detector (B), and a computer (C). Their design and performance influence an x-ray system’s capabilities.

    An x-ray system is basically a scanning device. When a product passes through the system at a steady speed, the x-ray detector captures a ‘greyscale’ image of the product, which is generated by measuring the amount of x-ray energy reaching the detector.

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  • Quality Assurance Guaranteed with X-ray Inspection

    X-ray Inspection Sees What You Can’t See

    Food processors have been relying on food x-ray inspection equipment for contamination detection for decades. However, did you know that x-ray detection systems are capable of doing much more than just detecting physical contaminants? Modern x-ray systems are also quality assurance systems.

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  • How Safe is X-ray Inspection of Food?

    Every year, more and more household brands are subjecting their products to x-ray inspection to ensure they’re fit for consumption and meet consumers’ high expectations. However, that’s not a cause for fear and there’s no need to switch to brands that haven’t been x-rayed.

    X-ray inspection of food doesn’t cause it to become radioactive, just as we don’t become radioactive after having a chest x-ray. Nor for that matter do our bags become radioactive when they pass through airport security. In fact, a bar of chocolate in our hand luggage is as safe to eat after it’s been through the security scanner as it was before (phew!).

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  • How Do X-ray Systems Find Contaminants?

    For more than 20 years, food manufacturers have been relying on x-ray systems to detect and reject contaminated products from their production lines, but how do they actually find contaminants?

    Cast Your Memory Back

    If you think back to your school days, you may recall learning that x-rays are one of several naturally-occurring sources of radiation and an invisible form of electromagnetic radiation like radio waves.

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  • X-ray Systems within the Food Industry

    If you’ve ever had a bone or dental x-ray, you’ll know x-rays are regularly used in the medical world to see what’s happening inside our bodies. You’ll probably be aware they’re also used in security applications to look inside baggage and parcels.

    Does your morning ritual include sipping bleary-eyed on a cup of tea or coffee and guzzling a bowl of cereal. Perhaps you like to eat a doughnut mid morning, before polishing off a cheese sandwich? Maybe tonight’s dinner will consist of a ready meal, followed by a tub of ice cream? And how often do you raid the biscuit tin before bed.

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  • New Industry Leading Food X-ray Blog

    The must-have resource to find out more about x-ray inspection of food!

    As the world leader in product inspection we’re excited to launch our brand-new x-ray inspection blog. Subscribe today and we’ll bring all the latest industry news and updates directly to you every Tuesday.

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