Processing Magazine

New 3-A certified X-ray inspection system for packaged products

April 9, 2007

Mettler-Toledo Safeline, Inc., introduces the PowerChek Plus-3A – the first and only x-ray inspection system in the world to be approved as compliant to 3-A Sanitary Standard 41-02 by a certified independent conformance evaluator, according to the manufacturer. The PowerChek Plus-3A x-ray inspection unit is designed in compliance with "USDA Guidelines for the Sanitary Design and Fabrication of Dairy Processing Equipment" dated June 2001 to insure cleanability to a microbiological level. Thorough sanitation is assured through easily cleaned product areas. Non-product areas are designed to eliminate debris build-up and potential bacterial reservoirs. Product contact areas are corrosion-resistant, non-toxic and non-absorbent. The unit features a frame constructed of sealed stainless steel 304 tubing fabricated to eliminate product debris build-up areas, pitched surfaces to prevent liquid pooling, continuous, smooth and polished welds throughout, electrical controls and bearings are all consistent with sanitary design principles, and is rated to NEMA 4X.