Eagle Product Inspection, Lutz, Fla., launched a high-level X-ray inspection product line for the packaged food industry at Anuga FoodTec 2018 in March. In addition, Eagle showcased other equipment designed for specific applications, such as the Tall PRO XSDV for inspecting tall rigid containers.  

The X-ray inspection line has been developed and refined for the needs of today’s global food manufacturers, the company said. High-level benefits include lower operating costs, greener/more sustainable solution, easier maintenance and operation, including a new user interface, and quick and easy access to operational components.

Eagle said it designed the X-ray system for packaged food products to benefit small- to mid-sized companies seeking to protect their products and brands. It is also well suited for global companies who want to standardize their contaminant detection solutions across a wide variety of packaged food applications, the company said.

Eagle’s Tall PRO XSDV is suitable for the inspection of high-speed can, jar, bottle and composite lines, as well as other upright container formats. Dual-side view detection is said to allow users to analyze and process two images per container to better detect hard-to-find contaminants such as glass shards, metal fragments, mineral stone, some plastic and rubber compounds and calcified bone. The Tall PRO XSDV uses Eagle's proprietary SimulTask PRO imaging software with its ability to simultaneously perform inline product integrity checks, such as fill level inspection, mass measurement, cap detection and alignment in addition to contaminant detection.