X-ray technology is being used more and more commonly in food and beverage processing to perform quality checks, but even using X-rays for inspections can have issues. In the below infographic, one will find a five-step process for improving package inspection processes using x-ray technology.
In the original article, Verhaeg says:
X-ray inspection systems can detect glass shards, metal fragments, mineral stone, calcified bone, and some high-density plastic and rubber compounds within a variety of retail packaged applications. What’s more, neither foil nor metallized film packaging affect the sensitivity of contamination detection.
However, different foods and packaging types require different solutions, and selecting the right X-ray inspection food packaging equipment is fundamental to guarantee maximum detection sensitivity.
Manufacturers are increasingly relying on X-ray inspection systems to ensure food safety and quality in a variety of retail packaging formats, as well as to help them comply with industry standards, including HACCP, the GFSI and GMP.
However, selecting the right X-ray-inspection food packaging equipment for a specific application and packaging type is crucial to guarantee maximum detection sensitivity and high throughputs.