Manufacturers of bulk flow food products can benefit from optimized detection sensitivity and maximized productivity with the X36 Series Bulk Flow X-ray inspection system. Incorporating high-performance technology and software algorithms developed specifically for bulk flow product lines, the X36 Bulk Flow offers precise removal of contaminated product at high throughput rates. The system is ideal for inspecting dried fruit and nuts, processed meats, cereals, grains, frozen fruit and vegetables, seafood and dried pet food, as well as other bulk flow products, boosting production line efficiency and ensuring compliance with food safety legislation.
The X36 Bulk Flow is a single vertical X-ray beam system capable of sensitive detection of dense contaminants, including metal and glass shards, calcified bone, mineral stone and high-density plastic and rubber. The system is capable of inspecting throughputs up to 14,000kg/hour, depending on product depth and density, ensuring food safety whilst maximizing line efficiency. Advanced detector technology also allows for lower power consumption, thereby reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) and increasing bottom line savings.
A specially-developed three or six-scoop rejection mechanism enhances precision contaminant removal with minimal rejection of good product, while a troughed conveyor prevents product spilling from the line, reducing product waste. The X36 Bulk Flow is available with a three or six lane scoop rejection device, to suit the individual needs of specific applications.
The X36 Bulk Flow features an Ingress Protection (IP) 69 rated stainless steel cabinet, making it capable of withstanding the harshest washdown regimes. Sloped surfaces and curved edges minimize bacteria traps and allow water to run off, enabling quick and effective cleaning with minimal downtime, further enhancing line productivity. In addition, the X-ray cabinet gives easy access to internal mechanisms for essential maintenance, while the rejection mechanism can be easily removed for cleaning. The conveyor’s automatic tracking feature corrects any belt misalignment without the need to stop the conveyor, maximizing production uptime.
The X36 Bulk Flow features a 15-inch touchscreen display with intuitive software and automated set-up to facilitate quicker product changeovers. The X-ray system’s PC boasts a large memory to store time-stamped images of every product reject, enhancing traceability and helping manufacturers demonstrate due diligence in the event of a product recall. The integrated software monitors the system’s Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), providing manufacturers with relevant information to make improvements to machine and line performance in order to further enhance efficiency and productivity. The X36 Bulk Flow can also be connected to the manufacturer's network, giving authorized personnel the ability to store and analyze inspection and performance data from a remote location.