Friday, February 23, 2024

Compact, high-speed and precise: Mettler-Toledo’s new x-ray inspection system for small, single-pack products

The X34C delivers a unique x-ray solution to the market: cost-effective inspection of individual packs and bars, immediately after flow-wrapping or pack sealing.

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched a new x-ray inspection system, the X34C, that is designed specifically for the detection of contaminants in small, individual packaged products at high-speed. The X34C is based on three key design principles of compactness, high-speed and precision:

  • Compact Footprint: the system has a footprint of just 700mm in length, which includes an integrated reject. This means that the X34C can be installed into production lines where space is at a premium.
  • High-Speed Capabilities: the X34C can operate at 120 metres per minute, making it possible for the first time to keep product inspection aligned with many high-speed flow-wrapping machines and pack sealers used in the confectionery sector for packing individual products. This combination of speed and compact footprint is currently unique in the market.
  • Precise Performance: the optimised focal distance of the 0.4mm diode detector and 100W Optimum Power Generator maximises the probability of detecting small contaminants and helps to reduce the False Reject Rate. Because the power and contrast levels of these components are automatically optimised for each application, the system does not always need to run at its full 100W output, delivering power savings.

Mike Pipe, head of global sales & product management, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection, said: “For manufacturers, who are typically hard-pushed to fit new equipment into existing lines, the small footprint of the X34C means they can benefit from outstanding levels of contaminant detection and productivity without too much disruption to their operation. Plus, companies can feel confident that their brands are protected due to the X34C simultaneously completing comprehensive product and packaging quality checks.”


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