Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. X-pert X-ray systems


Two bulk X-ray systems, the Thermo Scientific Xpert B400 and B600, give food processors, growers and packers new and more thorough ways to address potential contaminants in bulk food ingredients. The systems are extensions of the Thermo Scientific Xpert platform. The systems detect foreign objects in bulk materials such as seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables. The platform is easy to use, doesnโ€™t limit throughput and is sensitive to metallic, as well as non-metallic contaminants such as rocks, glass, plastic and rubber. Typical detection sensitivities are 1-1.5mm for metals and 3-4mm for glass and rocks. The Xpert bulk X-ray systems have been designed with the following features for performance, flexibility and sanitation, and to reduce unnecessary scrap and waste: Front, back or side slotted bulk flow input funnel. Adjustable metering device designed to facilitate a consistent product level for optimum detection. Multilane inspection software designed to minimize the amount of rejected material. Easy-to-remove belt and guides when cleaning the inspection tunnel. Output slide with one to four rejection gates and removable contaminated product collection box. Three guide types to help products stay on conveyor belt (soft fabric, hard plastic, troughed belt). Optional lane dividers to facilitate flow; optional belt scrapers for sticky or wet products. No shielding curtains; nothing touches the product as it flows through the system. High resolution sensors and high power X-ray sources for maximum sensitivity.

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