When mass-producing food products, companies like yours must take all safety precautions possible. One of the best ways to scan every product is with an x-ray system to identify contaminants. If you aren’t ready to buy a full-scale x-ray inspection system, renting x-ray equipment is a good option.
If you’ve never rented x-ray equipment before, you may not know where to start. Our team at TDI Packsys is here to break down exactly what to expect when you rent x-ray equipment for food inspections.
X-Ray Equipment Options
From off-line machines to built-in conveyors, x-ray machines come in a variety of designs to deliver custom inspection for your business. A quality x-ray inspection keeps your products and your customers safe.
You can rent, lease, or rent to buy x-ray machines depending on how long you need them and what your budget allows.
At TDI Packsys, our x-ray equipment detects foreign objects and contamination concerns such as:
- Metallic components, glass, ceramic, stone, rubber, plastic, and bone
- Breakages of seals
- Cracks and displacements
Industry-Specific X-Ray Systems
Some industries require more than just a one-size-fits-all x-ray system. If your company works in an industry that requires specialized inspection, you can rent systems for specific types of detection, including:
- Cheese Block X-Ray Inspection System
- Chicken Bone X-Ray Inspection System
- Fish Bone X-Ray Inspection System
These systems assist poultry, dairy, and seafood companies in ensuring the safety of their products.
X-Ray Inspection Systems for Jars, Cans, and Bottles
Some of the most common food packaging methods are jars, cans, and bottles. Before these tightly-sealed products reach customers, you must be 100% certain of their safety. With our x-ray systems, you can easily detect any irregularities.
These machines include:
- RXP-2025DH – Dual-Beam X-Ray Inspection System: A two-perspective inspection
- RXP-2025IO – Single-Beam X-Ray Inspection Systems: A single-perspective inspection
- RXP-2025SO – Triple-Beam X-Ray Inspection Systems: An advanced three-view inspection
These machines detect metal, plastic, and other contaminants as small as 0.3mm in size. Additionally, while other x-ray systems struggle to inspect jars, cans, and bottles while they’re upright, this isn’t a problem for our systems at TDI Packsys. We design these machines to address blind zones.
Dual-Energy X-Ray Inspection Systems
In the past, x-ray systems failed to detect low-density contaminants like cartilage, soft rubber, and shards of glass. However, dual-energy x-ray inspection systems use a combination of dual generators and detectors to broaden the scope of the machine. These systems come with:
- Custom German conveyor belting
- IP66 24V DC brushless motors
- I5 Quad Core CPU for high-speed image analysis and algorithm processing
GP Bulk-Flow X-Ray Inspection Systems
Harvested products like grains, fruits, and beans require unique inspection systems. These systems use a 72-nozzle air blast rejection system to remove minuscule contaminants from harvested products.
Common contaminants in harvested products include:
- Wooden sticks
- Holes from pests
GP bulk-flow x-ray inspection systems work best for inspection before final packaging. These systems offer:
- 0.4mm Time Delay Integration detectors
- Water and dustproof IP67 LED tunnel lighting
- Checkerboard tunnel surface to reduce residue build-up
- High-level accuracy at up to 120 meters per minute
Large Format X-Ray Inspection Systems
Large format packages need special attention when it comes to inspection procedures. With larger sizes come larger risks. These systems mitigate that risk by using side-beam x-ray projection to inspect products up to 25.79 inches wide and 19.88 inches tall. The built-in conveyor belts can handle products up to 353 pounds.
These systems have:
- Audible and light tree alarms
- An integrated reject conveyor
- Programmable alarm systems
While these systems cater to large-format products, they still offer sensitive detection. Our large-format x-ray inspection systems can detect contaminants as small as 0.5mm.
X-Ray Inspection Rental Requirements
When renting x-ray equipment, your facility must meet a few requirements. Your facility must have:
- Offloading facilities
- A single-phase three-pin socket for installation
- Wireless internet connection or ethernet connection
- Six-bar air supply, if your desired x-ray system has an automatic reject mechanism
Rental Agreements and Terms
When you rent x-ray equipment, pay attention to the rental agreements and terms. Your agreement may vary in length, cost, and other terms depending on your needs. For example, we have rental periods as short as a week for businesses that only need our systems short-term.
On the other hand, we have leases available for as long as 24 months for those requiring our systems regularly. Many of our agreements also allow you to extend your rental or lease as needed.
X-Ray Systems Rental Costs
The cost of renting an x-ray system will vary from company to company. However, you should know about the general cost structure for renting x-ray equipment.
Some rental companies charge an initial deposit. If you return the equipment in the same condition you received it, you will get your deposit back. Other companies won’t charge a deposit at all.
Many x-ray system rental companies require payment upfront, especially if there’s no deposit.
Length of Time
Most rental companies will charge by the week or month for short-term rentals. At TDI Packsys, we offer leases for up to 24 months.
What Does This Cost Include?
The payment you give upfront includes the rental, delivery, installation, and collection of the equipment.
Why Rent From Us?
When you need x-ray equipment to guarantee the safety of your food products, work with our team at TDI Packsys.
With our advanced x-ray systems, your company can meet regulatory compliance requirements with ease. Our machines are the most precise systems on the market.
You can easily detect and remove contaminants to guarantee the safety of your products. At TDI Packsys, we provide annual testing and maintain our FDA registration to ensure your system is in compliance with all relevant regulations.
Training and Support
When renting our x-ray equipment, we provide personalized training and support for your staff. Our x-rays also provide detailed logs of contamination percentages, production rates, and other vital data for you to track its performance. We are with you every step of the way.
At TDI Packsys, we go above and beyond. We offer contract inspections for product sets that you suspect are contaminated.
You simply ship your product to TDI Packsys headquarters, and we use specialized metal detection and x-ray technology to complete a thorough inspection. We are continuously improving our products and services to deliver the best performance on the market.
How Does the Rental Process Work?
When you rent x-ray equipment, a TDI Packsys team member will walk you through the following steps:
- Request a Machine: Determine which machine is best for your purposes and contact TDI Packsys for more information.
- Receive Delivery: We will promptly deliver your requested machine to your offloading facilities. Our team will also help you install the machine.
- Begin Inspections: As soon as the machine is up and running, you can begin inspecting your products.
Rent High-Quality X-Ray Equipment With TDI Packsys
Renting x-ray equipment is an excellent and often legally required measure to take as a food manufacturer. Keeping your company’s name and reputation stable, while maintaining the public’s safety and health, are your top priorities. Our x-ray equipment at TDI Packsys helps you reach that goal.