X-Ray Inspection System - Combines High Safety With Low Cost Of Ownership
S+S Inspection continues to lead in inspection technology with its introduction of the next generation RAYCON X-ray inspection system. Designed for the packaging industry, especially the food sector, for the detection of a wide variety of metallic and non-metallic contamination in packaged and unpackaged products, the RAYCON X-ray inspection system can identify agglomerated, deformed, broken and missing items, even in metallic packaging. Software enhancements for checkweighing or missing item examination during the inspection process are further enhancements to identify out of specification products.
The new machine uses the latest long-life X-ray tube and proprietary real-time software running on an industrial PC for reliability and ease of use. The unique "Bottom up Shoot" configuration with the X-ray source under the conveyor, rather than over the top, provides full product width inspection, even for tall products on a smaller format machine, saving valuable production line space. The demanding needs of the food industry for the highest level of hygiene have been addressed with fold-away covers with safety interlocks making cleaning easy and quick to comply with BRC, IFS and HACCP standards and retailer Codes of Practice.
New control and image processing software is able to simultaneously inspect up to five product lines running in parallel at up to 600 (six hundred) items per minute. An icon based user interface on a ten inch LCD touch-screen monitor simplifies set-up and non-volatile memory will store multi-product data to facilitate product-changeover. As the operation of the new system is similar to that of a conventional metal detector, the need for additional operator training is minimised.
The latest, low energy, monobloc X-ray source, with fully integrated generator and power supply, significantly reduces the number of components to enhance reliability and safety and the small footprint of the compact design allows integration into an existing production line with minimum disruption. The modular design and use of high quality components combine to deliver exceptional reliability whilst simplifying and reducing routine maintenance costs.
The new RAYCON is available with standard -inspection widths of 230 and 330 mm for products up to 150 mm high and 450 mm for products up to 200 mm high. For maximum flexibility, Ethernet connectivity is provided for data transfer and remote maintenance and a USB port facilitates image saving, product and system back-up and software upgrades. Multiple I/O capability allows control of external facilities including photo cells and a range of product rejection systems.
About S+S Inspection Inc.
Chicago based S+S Inspection Inc. is part of the S+S Separation and Sorting Technology group, one of the leading metal detection and material sorting and separation companies in the world.
For the past 30 years, S+S has worked with clients in a wide range of industries developing practical and cost-effective solutions to product inspection, metal detection and contaminant removal problems using innovative and reliable technology. With many thousands of metal detection and separation systems installed worldwide, S+S is one of the leading manufacturers and the only one with such a wide and flexible product range
Using the extensive technical resources at the Chicago US head office, the German parent and subsidiary companies throughout the world, S+S engineers can evaluate even the most difficult applications and provide customers with realistic performance estimates. Whether end of line or in process materials inspection, S+S can provide a definitive and cost effective solution whatever the application problem.
SOURCE: S+S Inspection