X-ray inspection systems

Scanners portfolio for foreign objects detection

How, for who and what is possible?

In the industrial manufacturing of products, quality must be given the highest priority in all production processes. Against the backdrop of utmost concern for customer safety, supplying defective goods can quickly result in fatal consequences. Recall actions are extremely costly and may irreparably damage your image as a reliable producer. Even worse are the health risks passed on to the consumer because defective products were shipped.

To ensure the shelves at the retailer do not become a safety risk, manufacturers need advanced and fully automated inspection systems that reliably and continuously guarantee quality without restricting productivity. WIPOTEC-OCS is among the leading suppliers of comprehensive inspection systems worldwide. Our globally recognised cutting edge technology and our comprehensive product range of ultra-modern, high performance X-ray scanners give you the confidence of knowing you are in the best possible position in terms of quality assurance. Together with you, we create the foundation for sustained customer loyalty. X-ray scanners support the efficient design of quality assurance systems on the basis of standards like HACCP, BRC, or IFS. These high-tech machines detect foreign bodies made of metal, glass, stone, and plastics of different densities while checking your products for completeness, correct form and fill quantities.

The prerequisite of a successful detection of foreign bodies are X-ray images of the highest quality. It begins with the selection of the optimal X-ray source in combination with the best sensors and high performance image processors running the software. The modular system of WIPOTEC-OCS X-ray technology encompasses air-cooled X-ray units as well as water-cooled metal ceramic tubes with beryllium windows. The adjustable high voltage generator drives the X-ray tube using a collimator. The collimator sends a concentrated beam of radiation to the high performance sensor. The product is then to be inspected as it is positioned on the integrated belt conveyor between the X-ray tube and the sensor where it is then x-rayed. The resulting high resolution X-ray images correspond to the specific density profiles of the controlled products. Foreign bodies within the product are then detected on the basis of their higher specific densities. The X-ray images are displayed on the 15” touchscreen control panel. Simultaneously, by means of in-house developed image processing software, they are checked against a number of possible defects like impurities, product deformation, fill level deviation, and incomplete or broken products. Defective products are removed from the production flow with the aid of a variety of alternative mechanisms. The ejection crosscheck control (optional) reliably monitors this process. In the interest of full traceability, the images of the ejected products are archived with a date and time stamp in the image data memory.