The cheese block x-ray inspection system from TDI Packsys has been carefully engineered to be the first viable x-ray inspection solution for the ~40lbs (18kg) cheese blocks commonly used in the dairy industry. Most manufacturers who produce these blocks are stuck using metal detectors or other out-dated technology to inspect their products for foreign materials, as x-ray has previously been unable to successfully perform to the same level.
This is all changing with the new cheese block x-ray. By incorporating the industry’s most powerful x-ray generator with advanced product masking software, TDI Packsys has been able to develop an x-ray that can not only inspect large cheese blocks; its sole purpose is doing so. With a modified conveyor, motors, and roller configuration, the weight of multiple cheese blocks in the x-ray system at one time is no concern for the cheese block x-ray. We’ve worked with leaders in the dairy industry to test and improve the cheese block x-ray inspection system at every step, ensuring we’ve covered every aspect of the cheese process. With sensitivities on metal more than 4 times smaller than the average standard used with metal detectors on these cheese blocks, and the successful detection of glass, stone, ceramic, and hard plastics, the cheese block x-ray from TDI Packsys is revolutionizing the cheese industry and the level of quality able to be achieved.
The cheese block x-ray from TDI Packsys has been designed for the inspection of 35-50lbs (16-23kg) cheese blocks commonly produced in the dairy industry. This system is also capable of inspecting smaller cheese products, but is configured to facilitate the complete inspection of the larger blocks.
All types of cheese can be inspected using the cheese block x-ray system, including cheeses with solid ingredients mixed in. With configuration and componentry selected for the most common needs of the dairy industry, the cheese block x-ray is a plug and play solution for any cheese manufacturing producing 40lbs blocks.
In addition to providing the world’s best detection of metallic contaminants in large cheese blocks, the Cheese Block x-ray from TDI Packsys is able to inspect for glass, stones, hard plastics, and a variety of other foreign materials in every cheese type.
But the Cheese Block x-ray does more than just detect foreign materials: it is able to also inspect the integrity of the blocks as they pass through the system. Using advanced proprietary software, the cheese block x-ray simultaneously monitors your product for the smallest of contaminants as well as various defects or integrity issues. Blocks with broken corners or edges, hollow blocks with pockets of liquid, and even blocks that have not been properly vacuum sealed will all be detected by the cheese block x-ray. There is simply no better solution for the quality control of 40lbs cheese blocks than the TDI Packsys Cheese Block X-Ray System.
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.
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). 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.
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.
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.
Cheese Block X-Ray
MAX 120kV, 480W
600mm (23.6 in)
300mm (11.8 in)
Maximum Product Weight
50kg (110 pounds) – can be customized
Detection Sensitivity (without product)
SUS Ball Φ 0.3mm
SUS Wire Φ 0.2 * 2mm
Glass Ball 1.0 mm Ceramic Ball 1.0 mm
5 – 40 meters / minute
Full-color TFT 15″ Touch Screen
Windows 7 Professional
USB, Ethernet, WIFI
Complete production log
Auto or manual programming
220V, Single Phase, 15 amp
66 (wash down for tunnel/conveyor)
Industrial Air Conditioned
Removable protective curtain or tunnels