News | August 18, 2008

Innovative X-Ray Inspection System For Bulk and Packaged Products By Mettler-Toledo Safeline


Tampa, FL - Mettler-Toledo Safeline, the worldwide leader in metal detection and x-ray inspection equipment, introduces the PowerChekPlus, a powerful x-ray inspection system providing contaminant detection and quality assurance for bulk and packaged products.

Safeline's PowerChekPlus unit uses low energy, electronically-generated x-ray technology for optimal sensitivity in detecting and automatically rejecting many contaminants including metal, stone, bone, glass, and high-density plastics. It can also measure product mass, monitor overfill and underfill, and find a damaged or incorrectly packaged product – even in metal foil to fully protect your brand. PowerChekPlus can check the integrity of package seals and identify any seals that have been compromised from trapped product. The system stores images of rejected products for further analysis and ultimate product traceability.

A PowerChekPlus unit will be showcased in Mettler-Toledo Safeline's booth #S-713 at Pack Expo in Chicago November 9-13. It will be shown with a conveyor system that meets the hygienic 3-A Sanitary standard 41-02 as determined by inspection by a 3-A SSI Certified Conformance Evaluator. This standard requires the unit insures cleanability to a microbiological level. Non-product areas are designed to eliminate debris build-up and potential bacterial reservoirs and product contact areas are corrosion-resistant, non-toxic and non-absorbent.

With PowerChekPlus' 15" full color, touch screen display and real automatic set-up software, users can easily operate the system with little training. Safeline's adaptive automatic product variation compensation software enables more uptime and minimizes false rejects.

SOURCE: Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection