New X-ray inspection system detects and rejects contaminated glass packaging
The Mettler Toledo (mt.com) R50G glass X-Ray inspection system can detect a wide range of dense contaminants within glass containers, including metal, mineral stone, calcified bone, high density plastic and rubber compounds and even glass within glass, irrespective of their shape, size or location within the bottles and jars. By ensuring the highest levels of product safety and quality, the R50G X-ray in-spection system can protect the well-being of consumers, avoid customer disap-pointment, minimize the risk of product recalls and help manufacturers uphold brand integrity.
The R50G X-ray system was designed specifically to provide complete glass con-tainer inspection by reducing blind spots in the base, sidewalls and neck of the con-tainer. Traditionally, the base of glass jars has presented a challenge for X-ray in-spection systems, as the thicker glass in the base absorbs more x-rays than the thin-ner walls, masking foreign bodies. The R50G system incorporates an angled X-ray beam that shoots through the base, maximizing detection sensitivity. The system also simultaneously inspects through the side of glass containers, enabling manufacturers to inspect the complete contents.
The R50G 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.
Food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide rely on glass X-ray inspection systems to ensure product safety and integrity. THE R50G x-ray 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 R50G system helps food and pharmaceutical manufacturers stay ahead of the competition while also meeting increasingly stringent worldwide safety regulations.