August 1998

PID established under Heimann Systems

Developed the first x-ray system to utilize morphology technology.

Introduced simultaneous inspection of products for contaminants, defects and weight analysis through proprietary SimulTask™ Software


Purchased by Smiths Group PLC


Introduced first QuadView x-ray system

Designed for x-ray inspection of jars and bottles and ideal for glass-in-glass contaminant detection. As well as detecting physical contaminants, the x-ray system can simultaneously measure mass, count components and inspect seals and fill levels


Introduced MDX technology

Provides food processors with unprecedented contaminant detection capabilities


Introduced Fat Analysis

Food inspection technology, featuring DEXA, provides a non-invasive and highly-accurate inline method of measuring the chemical lean (CL) of meat trimmings and ground beef. FA systems are capable of inspecting 100% of throughput in real time and provide fat analysis within +/- 1CL.


Introduced Pack 240 XE

A cost-effective entry level x-ray inspection system, ideal for detecting contaminants in small packaged products


Introduced Pack 400 HC

With multiple inspection capabilities, the quality assurance system inspects packaged meat, poultry and dairy products for contaminants, while simultaneously measuring mass, inspecting seals and counting components


Partnered with Brazilian machinery distributor Schur

Enables Eagle to supply the latest x-ray technology systems to food and beverage manufacturers and meat processors in Brazil


New application and engineering centers in Tampa, Florida (US) and in Royston, Hertfordshire (UK)

Enables customers to see Eagle machines in action, test their products and work with engineers and x-ray experts to identify appropriate technology for their specific application. In addition, Eagle engineers and new product development teams use the centers as hubs for the continued production of innovative x-ray inspection solutions to address specific challenges within the food and beverage market.


Extended reach to China with a new sales and service presence

Enables Eagle to better serve the country’s fast-developing food manufacturing industry


Additions to existing sales teams in the US and service capabilities in Latin America

Ensures Eagle continue to support existing and new customers in 2013 and beyond


New R&D facility near Wiesbaden in Germany

Allows for the development and advancement of Eagle’s wide range of x-ray inspection systems

May 2013

Launch of new Eagle brand identity

Eagle has launched a new brand identity with a brand new logo and in the colors of grey and magenta

About Us

Eagle is the Leader Of X-ray Machines for the Food Industry

As a leading global manufacturer of x-ray machines for the food industry, Eagle Product Inspection has been a thought leader and educator throughout the world for two decades.

Established in 1998 and formerly known as Smiths Detection PID, Eagle Product Inspection was renamed after the original x-ray product range from Smiths, when sold in 2011. Since then, the business has experienced a robust growth with expanded market presence and new products and technologies added to our broad portfolio.

We’ve built a team of x-ray experts, many with product inspection, quality assurance and compliance specific backgrounds, who ensure we remain attuned to industry needs, challenges and changes, and continually collaborate with partners to develop and execute the latest technologies.

Come and see our technologies in action in one of our application centers in Tampa, Florida (US) or at our R&D facility in Wallbach (Germany). Our international partner network will be happy to assist you in your local area. Contact Us today.


Our Corporate Values


We are down-to-earth and pragmatic. We get the job done and make it easy for our customers.


We are friendly and professional people who act with integrity in everything that we do.


We strive to deliver the best product inspection technologies and services; and will continue to do so for years to come.


We have years of experience and we are keen to share it.


We are always looking for ways to develop and improve our products and services to meet our customers’ needs.