Precision instruments and services provider Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-Ray has developed a new x-ray system for the inspection of small and medium sized packaged products.

The new X3310’s sensitive x-ray detector enhances foreign bodies’ detection that include glass, metal, stone, high-density plastic and bone fragments, as well as gross mass measurement for calculated portion control.

The system, which is available in 300mm or 400mm detector widths, gives product inspection technology that is needed to ensure better product safety for food and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

By using a 20W x-ray generator, the technology lowers energy consumption and cuts down total cost of ownership, resulting in a reduction of x-ray emissions.

The entire X3310 system uses 20% less energy under typical operating conditions, avoiding the need for a complex cooling system, which allows the system to be housed in a slimline 300mm cabinet.

The technology’s reduced x-ray power output has enabled Mettler-Toledo Safeline to include a larger window on the reject bin, aiding calibration of the rejection system and simplifying product set-up.

The casing of the machine has been designed hygienically for easy cleaning, with curved and sloping surfaces allowing water run-off.

In order to reduce maintenance time and costs without losing any functionality or performance, the control system for the X3310 has been simplified.

For ease of access to internal mechanisms, the system has been designed with gas-strut assisted lids and doors.

With new software and a fully-updated user interface, the system provides an improved user experience and its new Ethernet-enabled software features touch and scroll, enabling the operator to have complete control over the system.