News | December 5, 2007

Mettler Toledo Safeline Introduces The First And Only X-Ray Inspection System For Packaged Products That Has A Conveyor Meeting The Stringent 3-A Sanitary Requirements


Tampa, FL - Mettler-Toledo Safeline, Inc., the worldwide leader in metal detection and x-ray inspection equipment, is the first and only company in the world to provide x-ray inspection units with conveyor systems that meet the hygienic 3-A Sanitary standard 41-02 as determined by inspection by a 3-A SSI Certified Conformance Evaluator.

Safeline's x-ray inspection units are designed in compliance with "USDA Guidelines for the Sanitary Design and Fabrication of Dairy Processing Equipment" dated June 2001 to insure cleanability to a microbiological level. Thorough sanitation is assured through easily cleaned product areas. Non-product areas are designed to eliminate debris build-up and potential bacterial reservoirs. Product contact areas are corrosion-resistant, non-toxic and non-absorbent.

Construction features include:

  • Frame constructed of sealed stainless steel 304 tubing fabricated to eliminate product debris build-up areas
  • Pitched surfaces to prevent liquid pooling
  • Continuous, smooth and polished welds throughout
  • Electrical controls and bearings are all consistent with sanitary design principles
  • Rated to NEMA 4X, it withstands the harshest washdown environments

Mettler-Toledo Safeline's x-ray inspection units use 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. Most models can also measure product mass, monitor overfill and underfill, and find a damaged or incorrectly packaged product – even in metal foil. They can also check the integrity of package seals and identify any seals that have been compromised from trapped product.

SOURCE: Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection