Press Release: Höfelmeyer X-Ray System
Production processes are becoming increasingly complex, digital and transparent. Only by using optimally coordinated process steps, components, interfaces and QA measures can consistently high production quality be ensured. This applies to food production as much as for the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, plastics, and bulk materials industries, etc.
An important pillar of quality assurance is early and reliable management of contaminants. The X-ray system from Höfelmeyer Waagen GmbH plays a vital role in achieving this. The X-ray scanner is used, for example, for foods, granulates and liquids. With a sensor resolution of 0.8 mm, the scanner detects a wide variety of contaminants. Examples include metal, glass, ceramics, stone, bone and several plastics (PVC, rubber, Teflon, etc.). It also detects product defects such as tears, air bubbles, cracks or clumping and checks attributes like completeness, filling quantity, weight and position. Even products in metallic packaging can be reliably checked. All products that do not comply with the requirements are automatically ejected from the line by separating systems including pushers, air nozzles and sorting gates.