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RXP X-Ray Inspection Systems for Bottles, Cans & Jars

RXP x-ray inspection systems are the undisputed leader in the inspection of jarred, canned, or bottled products. In addition to catching all metals (both fragment and wire), the RXP series finds glass, hard plastic, rubber, ceramic, bone and other high-density contaminants down to 0.3mm in size.

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The RXP series of x-ray inspection systems from TDI Packsys is the undisputed leader in the inspection of jarred, canned, or bottled products. In addition to catching all metals (both fragment and wire), the RXP series finds glass, hard plastic, rubber, ceramic, bone and other high-density contaminants down to 0.3mm in size. The RXP x-ray series excels at inspecting products in a variety of packaging materials and sizes. Whether your product is packaged in a steel can or a composite carton, the RXP series achieves the highest levels of foreign body detection on the market. With three unique models, the RXP series utilizes strategic component placement and orientation for precise and effective inspection of even the most difficult of products. Most other x-ray inspection equipment struggles to inspect products in upright jars and cans due to the packaging getting in the way of the inspection beam. This isn’t a problem for RXP series x-ray inspections systems from TDI Packsys. Each RXP system has been specifically designed to address the blind zones caused by packaging, and is able to achieve a complete inspection of the entire product area. The RXP-2025DH dual-beam and RXP-2025SO Triple Beam X-Ray Inspection systems utilize additional sets of generators and detectors to inspect product from multiple angles, ensuring full detection coverage of your product and avoiding blind areas. There is simply no better solution for contaminant inspection of jarred, canned or bottled products than the RXP series of x-ray inspection systems from TDI Packsys.

Applications

RXP series x-ray inspection systems from TDI Packsys are specifically designed for the inspection of jarred, canned or bottled products. Their unique configuration allows for products in a variety of packaging types, sizes and shapes to be inspected with the highest level of confidence. For products with punts or large seams on the bottom, the RXP-2025IO Single Beam X-Ray uses an adjustable, mounted generator/detector set to look down on the product and ensure detection of any foreign bodies at the bottom of the product. For cans and tubs, the RXP-2025DH Dual Beam X-Ray employs a pair of detectors to provide two separate perspectives of the product, allowing for complete inspection of even the smallest contaminants. The RXP-2025SO Triple Beam X-Ray combines the methodology of the single- and dual-beam systems to offer the absolute best in foreign body inspection using three distinct generator/detector sets. Regardless if a contaminant is sitting above the fill line, sunk to the bottom of the package, or somewhere in the main body, you can be confident that RXP X-Ray Inspection Systems from TDI Packsys will detect it.

Product Highlights

  • Exceptional Quality – The most reliable jar and canister x-ray inspection system available
  • No blind areas – intelligent partitioning ensures the industry’s best sensitivity
  • Multiple, advanced algorithm detection – exceptional contaminant detection performance
  • Large capacity – high speed polymer chain belt and twin 750W SEW motors
  • Operator safe design – designed to be well below FDA limits for X-ray emissions – Cat 3 safety circuit ensures immediate shutdown if improper use or entry occurs during operation
  • Sealed tunnel – keeps products moving and securely on the conveyor within the tunnel
  • Anti-jamming design – software and hardware safe-guards to prevent product jams
  • Ultra-fast reject system – suitable for high speed production lines

Standard Features

Each of our X-ray systems come with the training, service and support your staff needs — TDI Packsys is with you every step of the way to make sure you are 100% satisfied. Additionally, TDI Packsys provides annual testing, certification and maintains FDA registration to ensure your system remains in complete and continual compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Full Range of Detection – Metallic and non-metallic contaminants including glass, ceramic, stone, bone, hard rubber and hard plastic.
  • Metal sensitivities to 0.3mm stainless steel, 0.2mm x 2mm steel wire
  • Defect Inspection – Detects breakage, displacement and cracks.
  • Easy to Use and Clean – Intuitive Windows®-based user interface, simple assembly and disassembly.
  • Does not require an operator to monitor for contaminants – System will automatically identify and, when paired without optional rejection conveyor, remove any packages suspected of having contaminants.
  • Flexible – Suitable for a wide range of product types and package formats.
  • Customizable Programming – TDI Packsys x-ray systems use proprietary software which allows custom generator strength, speed, and algorithms for each program.
  • Windows-Based Software – Easily navigated Windows-based software allows the user to quickly change between programs. A real-time image of the current product allows operators to quickly locate and identify contaminants.
  • Detailed Data Logs – TDI Packsys x-rays provide detailed logs on production rates, times and contamination %s which can be easily accessed on the HMI or downloaded via ethernet or USB.
  • Unmatched Performance – the best contaminant detection on the market, down to 0.3mm.
  • Remote technical and programming support to maximize uptime and performance
  • Password restricted operator / administrator access


All X-ray inspection systems use componentry from global market leaders, including VJT, Siemens and Schneider. Each unit is constructed of 304 stainless steel with a stunning mirror finish (optional sand-blasted finish available). X-ray inspection systems from TDI Packsys can be used in virtually any environment, and all areas are rated for full wash down with our IP69K option.

Why We Are the Best

TDI Packsys offers the most precise x-ray inspection systems on the market. When your application requires an exceptional level of metal detection sensitivity, or the ability to detect non-metallic contaminants such as bone, stone or even glass, then pharmaceutical or food x-ray inspection equipment is a necessity.

 
  TDI Packsys offers a wide variety of systems that deliver best-in-class performance at a tremendous value. No other provider can match the level of safety and quality of inspection systems that TDI Packsys delivers. Our machines also provide a higher level of quality and performance features, such as unique triple-beam x-ray detection, for incredibly precise three-dimensional inspection. If you are interested in seeing the superior performance of x-ray inspection systems from TDI Packsys, we offer free, no-obligation validation testing of your exact products and any contaminant samples you would like tested, in addition to our standard certified contaminant sample set. We simulate your exact production conditions and will provide photos, videos, and a formal report on the sensitivities you would be able to achieve with a TDI Packsys x-ray. Reach out today to get your validation test scheduled and see the real difference of TDI Packsys x-rays.

FAQs

The use of x-ray inspection is incredibly safe. Ambient x-ray emissions are less than 1 microsievert per hour, well below FDA standards. Both software and hardware are equipped with extensive safeguards, which constantly inspect the machine’s state, and prevent accidental emissions caused by operator error or system malfunction. For example, if the operator accidentally opens an access panel during operation, x-ray generation is stopped immediately. All TDI Packsys x-rays are FDA certified, and are compliant with all UK, EU and FDA regulations to ensure safe use. Radiation from TDI Packsys x-rays is produced by an electronic generator, rather than a radioactive material, which means there is no radiation being produced when the system is not running. During operation, radiation levels produced are incredibly low, and our intelligent body design and use of protective curtains in the product tunnel keep radiation to less than 1/5th the FDA allowable limit. Products inspected by x-ray systems remained unaltered after inspection, and are 100% safe for use or consumption. With the numerous safety features and redundancies, operating an x-ray inspection system is 100% safe for both people and products.

X-ray inspection systems work by producing beams of high frequency electromagnetic radiation (x-rays) in a generator. These beams are then directed at a desired target, which will absorb some of the rays while allowing others to pass through. On the opposite side of the target from the generator sits a detector which then reads the EM waves that make it through the target.

The higher the density/larger the size of the product, the less radiation will pass through. The result is an image produced by the detector which details the high and low density areas throughout the target. This is the same principle seen when making shadow puppets on a wall. Some light is blocked by the puppet, and the resulting shadow gives detail on the shape of the puppet. With x-rays, that detail is also internal.

The main difference between metal detectors and x-ray inspection systems is in the methodology of how each machine inspects for foreign materials. Metal detection relies on conductivity to locate stainless, ferrous and non-ferrous metals in product, while x-ray uses density differences between the product and foreign bodies to perform inspection. X-ray technology allows for a far greater range of foreign materials to be detected, including metal, glass, stone, bone, rubber, gasket (both metal detectable and non-metal detectable), plastic, and various other mid and high-density items. As a general rule of thumb, x-ray inspection systems are able to detect contaminants at a much smaller size than metal detectors.

Some products are limited by their composition and packaging with which inspection systems can be used. Products with metallic packaging, such as those with metallized foil, cannot be accurately inspected with a metal detector, and require the use of an x-ray system. The best way to determine which option is best for your application is to receive a consultation or free, no-obligation validation testing. We can test your exact product on a variety of different systems using certified test cards, or foreign material samples you provide, to offer you a formal report on the capabilities and expected performance of each type of technology. At TDI Packsys, we believe validation testing on your specific products is an integral step in choosing the right system for your needs.

No PPE is required to be worn while operating x-ray inspection systems from TDI Packsys. The use of lead lining and protective curtains in the x-ray mitigates radiation from the generator, allowing only a fraction of the radiation used in inspection to exit the system. The FDA regulates these systems, and has set a standard of 5 μSv/hour as the safe level of radiation. X-ray systems from TDI Packsys emit doses of less than 1 μSv an hour, well below the FDA allowable limit. Every day, we are exposed to background radiation naturally produced by the sun and various environmental factors. Each year, the average person is exposed to 2,400 μSv of this background radiation, a higher dose than you would get standing next to an active x-ray inspection system for more than 3 months straight.

Food products inspected by x-ray remain unchanged. Because the radiation used in x-ray inspection systems is comparatively low to the natural background radiation found in every setting, there is no change to the nature of the product during x-ray inspection. There is also no possibility of the product itself becoming radioactive. The process by which stable compounds become radioactive is known as activation, and can only be caused by neutron radiation, a specific type of radiation that isn’t used for x-ray inspection. The type of radiation used by x-ray inspection systems is actually a type of light, with a wavelength longer than the visible light we are able to see. Because of this, exposure to the x-rays inside an inspection system is similar to taking a photo with the flash on: the product is quickly illuminated, but remains completely the same once the exposure is finished.
X-ray systems from TDI Packsys are able to detect a range of materials in clean products, including stainless steel, ferrous metal, nonferrous metal, glass, ceramic, stones, bone, rubber, gasket (both metal detectable and non), plastics, and some organic materials. The exact size and range of materials able to be detected by x-ray varies by product type and specific process, and our formal no-obligation validation test is the best way to determine what is possible for your products. TDI Packsys consistently detects materials and sizes that other vendors cannot. For more information on what can be detected in your process, contact us for a free consultation or a validation test.
While all x-ray equipment utilizes the same advanced technology to inspect products, the actual components used and the size of the equipment has a significant impact on the price of the x-ray system. Stronger generators, higher configuration detectors, and more advanced software will all increase the cost of an x-ray system. For products that are low format and don’t need the same power as other, denser packages, TDI Packsys proudly offers our XE series of economical x-rays that start around $38,000. These systems, while being economically priced, still offer exceptional sensitivities on all the same foreign material types as our other x-ray systems. Like all industrial equipment, if specific construction is required to raise the IP rating for washdown environments, or to modify the integration of the system, you can expect to see a marginal increase in price. The easiest way to determine exactly how much the right x-ray system would cost for your specific application is to contact us for a no-obligation consultation and system proposal.

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