New X-ray machine handles heavy products in washdown environments

Thermo Scientific NextGuard Pro enables inspection/detection of up to 50 kg/110 lbs in IP65 plants

A new X-ray machine from Thermo Fisher Scientific engineered to handle heavy product weights of up to 50 kilograms/110 pounds in IP65 washdown environments will make its debut at Interpack 2017, May 4–10 in Dusseldorf, Germany, Messe Dusseldorf, Hall 8a, Stand C77.

The Thermo Scientific NextGuard Pro X-ray inspection system – the latest model in the Thermo Scientific NextGuard X-ray inspection platform – features an extended, rugged, washdown conveyor that is capable of handling multiple large packages while also incorporating a complete rejection system.

Bob Ries, is lead Product Manager, Product Inspection, at Thermo Fisher. He said:

“The NextGuard Pro is cost-effective and ideal for processors with larger, heavier products such as bagged rice or dog food, blocks of cheese, larger boxes and other dense products that are too heavy for a typical conveyor to accommodate.”

“In addition, those looking for a complete food safety system on one frame will prefer the new configuration.”

Standard NextGuard C330 and C500 Pro X-ray machines are 1.5 meters long (infeed, X-ray and outfeed), but with configurable modular infeeds and outfeeds, can be up to 3.5 meters long.

All systems feature a fully integrated single belt design intended to eliminate potentially difficult product transfers between inspection and rejection.

The monolithic approach also means rejection mechanisms, photo-eyes, shielding and other options can be accommodated.

Additional shielding options are available to meet the needs of processors in countries with more stringent X-ray radiation regulations.

The NextGuard technology platform, including the C330 conveyor and C500 wider-aperture model, is already used in more than 30 countries.

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