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XR Standard X-Ray Inspection Systems
XR Standard X-Ray Inspection Systems
TDI Packsys XR Standard X-Ray Inspection Systems

XR Standard X-Ray Inspection Systems

XR series x-ray inspection systems are a diverse group of advanced models capable of inspecting a wide range of products, including even the smallest contaminants. When it comes to effective, inline inspection and sensitivities of food and beverage products, the XR series simply cannot be beaten. Read More
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The XR Standard series of x-ray inspection systems is a diverse group of advanced models capable of inspecting a wide range of products. They are powerful systems with best-in-class componentry that can detect even the smallest contaminants. In addition to detecting all metals, users can find glass, hard plastic, rubber, ceramic, bone, and other mid or high-density foreign materials. XR Standard series x-rays cannot be beaten when it comes to effective, inline inspection and sensitivities of food and beverage products. 

As the staple of the XR product category, our XR standard performance systems will handle most any x-ray inspection challenge. Whether you need to find and remove small pieces of stone in walnuts or pumpkin seeds, or inspect products packaged in metal cans or foil pouches, we have the right option for your application. Using powerful generators ranging from 210 to 480 watts, our XR standard performance series yields amazing sensitivity in almost all product types. These systems can detect foreign bodies as small as 0.2mm, and expand the range of what is traditionally thought to be detectable with x-ray inspection. Plastic conveyor belting, small bones in poultry or red meat, rubber and gasket pieces, and even certain organic materials are now able to be successfully detected using the XR series of x-ray inspection systems. 

The XR series from TDI Packsys consists of dozens of models, each specifically designed to maximize inspection sensitivity and integrate smoothly into an existing process. With an array of generator strengths, detector types, software options, and configurations available, we help our customers choose the exact system for their application to achieve unmatched performance.

Applications

The TDI Packsys XR series of x-rays covers nearly every product type and size on the market. Both packaged and unpackaged products can be inspected with ease using the XR standard series of x-rays, and we guarantee the absolute highest levels of sensitivity. By utilizing an array of generator types and strengths, detector configurations, software options, and various other component choices, we are able to customize the XR series of x-ray systems to fit each product and process exactly, providing the absolute best performance and sensitivity while meeting your unique needs. 

Regardless of your production environment, speed, or product type, the XR series offers a versatile and reliable inspection to maintain the highest quality of product, while keeping you running. 

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 – TDI Packsys x-ray inspection systems offer 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). 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

Rather than offering an off-the-shelf machine like many vendors, we at TDI Packsys provide fully customized inspection solutions. The XR series of x-ray inspection systems contains over 4,500 unique system options, with varying strengths, washdown ratings, software options, and configurations. This customization aspect of our process allows TDI Packsys to provide x-ray inspection systems made specifically for your application. We work with you throughout the process; performing validation testing, visiting your facility, and learning every detail of your process in order to design the best possible system for you. Our XR series of x-ray inspection systems are frequently tested head-to-head with other systems on the market, and simply cannot be beaten when it comes to performance and sensitivity. With detection of foreign materials down to 0.3mm, the XR series from TDI Packsys is the pinnacle of x-ray inspection.

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.

Spec Table

Standard 2480 4080 4080L 4080S 4080SL 4080SH 5080SH 6080SH
X-ray Generator Max voltage 80kV, 150W Max voltage 80kV, 210W Max voltage 80kV, 350W
Inspection Width 240mm 400mm 500mm 600mm
Inspection Height 100mm 160mm 100mm 160mm 100mm 220mm 250mm 300mm
Best Inspection Sensitivity (without product)1 Stainless steel ball Φ0.3mm, stainless steel wire Φ0.2*2mm, glass/ceramic ball Φ1.0mm Stainless steel ball Φ0.4mm, stainless steel wire Φ0.2*2mm, glass/ceramic ball Φ1.0mm
Conveyor Speed 10-60m/min 10-40m/min
Operation System Windows® 7
Protection Method Soft curtain
X-ray Leakage < 1 μSv/h (CE standard)
IP Rate IP66 (under belt)
Working Environment

Temperature: -10~40℃

Humidity: 30-90% (no dew)

Cooling Mode Industrial air conditioning
Rejecter Mode Sound and light alarm, belt stop (rejecter optional)
Air Pressure 0.8 Mpa
Power Supply 1.5kVA
Main Material SUS304
Surface Treatment Mirror polish/sandblasted

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