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Whitepaper: Find out how you can detect hard-to-find contaminants

Posted: 25 November 2022 | | No comments yet

Reduce false rejects, product recalls and product waste with a brand-new smart dual-energy x-ray technology, DXD and DXD+ from Mettler-Toledo

Mettler-Toledo introduces advanced x-ray technology to provide unrivalled detection of ‘hard-to-find’ contaminants

Mettler-Toledo DXD and DXD+ dual energy detector technology delivers a remarkable leap forward in the ability to detect low density contaminants in packaged food products. The new technology will help food manufacturers avoid product recalls, reduce unnecessary product waste costs and enhance product integrity and brand protection.

The technology is optimised for identifying foreign bodies such as calcified bone, low-mineral glass, rubber and some plastics. These types of contaminants are traditionally hard to detect within the ‘cluttered’ or ‘noisy’ x-ray images generated by overlapping and multi-textured products such as packs of pasta, chicken breasts, sausages and frozen potato-based goods.

Such applications are a perfect match for DXD and DXD+ advanced detector technology, in conjunction with intuitive new Mettler-Toledo Advanced Material Discrimination software tools. The software helps to separate and remove the prominent material of the food product within the x-ray image, revealing the presence of any lower density contaminants. As a result of the accuracy and reliability of DXD and DXD+ detection, food manufacturers can be more confident that their products are safe for consumers, and that they will benefit from reduced False Reject Rates and product waste, helping to deliver a fast return on investment.

Customers can choose between two levels of dual energy x-ray performance:

  • DXD: enhanced x-ray performance at a competitive price; can operate in the same environments as single energy solutions and can be used with line speeds typically up to 100 m/minute.
  • DXD+: premium detector technology for the most challenging applications; collects more data about the product being inspected, and advanced image analysis software provides clearer images with much higher resolution; DXD+ can be used with line speeds typically up to 45 m/minute.

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