CONSUMABLES

CONSUMABLES

Commercial success for manufactures of consumables must rely on the quality of their products. If the quality don't match what's advertised then the brand will suffer.

By integrating X-ray, alongside other technologies, as quality measures in the production line, the manufactures are able to produce the desired product-quality.

Applications:
  • Identification of undesired objects and impurities
  • Measurement of fat contents
  • Sorting and classification

Automatic bone and foreign object detection are examples of X-ray integration as a measure of quality control in a production line. One X-ray sensor detects undesired objects in fish fillets such as bones, it sends a signal to a quality control system, which directs the fillets to the correct workstation. The system is also able to detect impurities like metal and stone.

A SMART 160 kV portable X-ray system with 1.0 mm focal spot, limited to 70 kV is used for this application. The X-ray operation is controlled by the main computer, connected to the SMART EVO control unit through the RS232 interface. In order to maintain 100% uptime, every portable X-ray system can be fully refurbished, as a part of a service agreement every third year, including change of the X-ray tube and main power modules.
 
The SMART EVO 160D supports combinations of low kV and high mA which increase the flow in the production line. The combination of a 1.0 mm focal spot and the low kV support accurate detection of even small remains in low density products like fish and poultry. External interfaces supports remote operation and integration with the customers own user interface.

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