X-Ray Inspection System Detects Glass Packaging Contaminants

Mettler Toledo's X3750 glass x-ray system can detect glass fragments — the most difficult contaminants for most x-ray inspections to detect.

Mt X3750 X Ray System

LUTZ, FL — METTLER TOLEDO Safeline X3750 glass X-Ray inspection system detects a wide range of dense contaminants within products packaged in glass containers, including metal, mineral stone, calcified bone, high absorption plastic and rubber compounds, regardless of their shape, size or location within the bottles and jars. This includes even glass fragments, the most difficult contaminants for most X-ray inspections to detect. By ensuring the highest levels of product safety and quality, the X3750 system ensures the wellbeing of consumers, minimizes the risk of product recalls and helps manufacturers protect brand integrity.

The X3750 X-ray system provides complete glass container inspection by eliminating blind spots in the base, sidewalls and neck of the container. In traditional X-ray inspections, the base of glass jars presents a challenge, as the thicker glass in the base absorbs more X-rays than the thinner walls, masking foreign bodies. The X3750 system incorporates an angled X-ray beam that shoots through the container base, maximizing detection sensitivity. The system simultaneously inspects through the container sidewalls, inspecting the complete contents.

The X3750 system also provides accurate full-height fill level checks and is capable of optimizing production line efficiency by allowing containers to run while touching, without gaps, enabling high throughputs of up to 1,200 containers per minute. The position of the generator is also vertically adjustable to inspect a wide range of container heights.

Detected non-conforming or contaminated containers are rejected by a short-stroke rejector to a separate conveyor before they can proceed downstream and potentially reach the consumer market.

Food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide package in glass. They rely on X-ray inspection systems to ensure product safety and package integrity. The X3750 inspection system is ideal for detecting contaminants in glass jars and bottles containing a broad range of food products such as condiments and sauces, fish and seafood, fruit and vegetables, infant feeding products, ready meals, meat, poultry and dairy, as well as beverages and Rx and OTC medications in glass containers. Ideal for inspecting small to large diameter glass jars containing a broad range of products, the X3750 system helps food and pharmaceutical manufacturers protect their brand images while also meeting increasingly stringent worldwide safety regulations.

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