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Thermo Scientific: X-ray system

With a power range of 900W, Thermo Fisher Scientific offers the Xpert Heavy Duty X-ray inspection system designed to enable food manufacturers with difficult applications to detect a wide range of physical contaminants in large, dense food products and packages.


The system is designed for customers that must migrate to x-ray inspection for better performance compared to large aperture metal detectors or to satisfy a customer mandate to upgrade to x-ray inspection.

It is specifically designed with a large aperture width and height to accommodate big cases, boxes, bags and trays. The trapezoidal, top down X-ray beam is 770 mm wide at the belt and 525 mm wide at the 300 mm aperture height. It has an enhanced mechanical design to stand up to daily washdown and a water-cooled ceramic X-ray tube for long life. By delivering high penetration of food products in difficult applications, the Xpert HD is designed to support the highest level of food safety and brand protection.

“The Xpert HD is one of the highest power X-ray systems in the world and is designed for challenging applications,” said Bob Ries, lead product manager, metal detection and X-ray inspection for Thermo Fisher Scientific. “The typical applications are where the product has high product effect in a metal detector resulting in reduced sensitivity, or when the customer must be able to detect non-metallic contaminants.”

Additional benefits of the Thermo Scientific Xpert HD X-ray Inspection System include:

• Three inspection widths to optimize price and system size

• External water chiller for cooling the X-ray tube

• The same easy-to-use software available on all Thermo Scientific Xpert conveyor models

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