News | June 19, 2009

Mettler-Toledo Safeline Publishes A Definitive User Guide To X-ray Inspection To Help Manufacturers Protect Brand Integrity


Mettler-Toledo Safeline, the worldwide leader in product inspection, is pleased to introduce the world's first comprehensive user-guide to x-ray inspection. Published by Mettler-Toledo Safeline, X-ray Inspection Guide – Building an Effective Program, is much more than a technical manual for production engineers.

Aimed at food and pharmaceutical manufacturers, this guide shows how manufacturers and brand owners in the food, pharmaceutical, and related industries can develop an effective inspection program to catch contaminants and monitor the consistency of product presentation and quality.

Meeting global quality standards: HACCP, GFSI, and GMP

Implementing an inspection program with x-ray inspection systems can help protect customers, product quality, and brand integrity. The guide shows how to implement such a program, and how this program can help manufacturers satisfy industry standards such as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

"The pressures on manufacturers to produce contaminant-free products of a consistently high quality are relentless," says Joe Gianfalla, the Marketing Manager of Metter-Toledo Safeline. "Our guide recommends good practice on how to set up factory inspection systems that satisfy legal obligations, maintain product safety, and enhance brand values without compromising manufacturing speed or efficiency."

A Comprehensive Guide

The 16 chapters of X-ray Inspection Guide cover the entire range of x-ray inspection issues, including basic science, health and safety, and practical techniques for improving inspection effectiveness. The guide is illustrated throughout with diagrams, illustrations, and x-ray images taken from actual production runs. The imagery brings typical production-line equipment and common detection problems to life.

"X-Ray Inspection Guide explains everything a manufacturer needs to know about choosing, installing, and managing an x-ray inspection system," says Gianfalla. "Those who already have a system in place will learn how to improve their working practices, and those who are new to the technology will discover that there's so much more to x-ray inspection than detecting contaminants before they leave the production line."

The guide is the definitive guide to using x-ray inspection systems within high-speed manufacturing processes. We've drawn on the collective wisdom of our own technicians and engineers, as well as the everyday experience of factory managers. It's a practical, hands-on guide that should be on the shelves of every food and pharmaceutical company in the world."

About Mettler-Toledo Safeline
Mettler-Toledo Safeline is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mettler-Toledo Inc., a global supplier of precision instruments with sales and service locations in 37 countries. The Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Division, including the companies Hi-Speed and Safeline, is the world's leading supplier of in-line checkweighers, metal detectors, and x-ray inspection systems. Industries including food, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical chemical and personal care use our solutions to continuously improve the quality of their products and improve the efficiency of their manufacturing and packaging processes.

X-ray Inspection Guide is the second industry guide published by Mettler-Toledo Safeline. The previous guide, Reduction of Metal Contamination – Building an Effective Program, proved so popular that it is now in its second edition. A third technical guide will be available in the coming months: The Checkweighing Guide – Building an Effective Program.

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SOURCE: Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection