Fish and Seafood

Fish and seafood inspection is critical to prevent harmful contaminants and substandard products from reaching consumers. Eagle x-ray systems have always provided exceptional detection of bone, glass, metal, mineral stone, and some plastic and rubber compounds. However, with Eagle’s new breakthrough PXT™ technology, we’ve taken fishbone detection one step further and can now identify small fishbone contaminants, down to .5 mm!

This newly-available detector technology, first proven in the poultry industry for superior bone detection, captures a greater amount of information about the product being inspected and produces more detailed x-ray images to deliver the most accurate contaminant detection in the industry. With PXT™ technology, seafood processors can detect the smallest of bone fragments, ensuring safe products for their consumers and strengthening brand protection.

Application example: X-ray inspection of frozen codfish – PXT™ detector technology easily detects small fishbone contaminants, down to .5 mm.


X-ray inspection of fish bone with PXT™

Our machines can even inspect challenging packaging like metal cans with pull-tabs or lids, a tuna can for example. With Eagle’s advanced software, SimulTask™ PRO, density variation can be configured making it so that the system ignores the pull tab and only looks for the contaminant. Eagle x-rays inspect a wide range of chilled, frozen, and canned/preserved fish and seafood products like fish spread in tubes or glass jars, as well as bulk fish and seafood, ready meals, tinned tuna or herrings, and formed-style fish fingers or cakes.

In addition to detecting contaminants, our x-ray machines simultaneously check fill level, measure mass, inspect seals for trapped product and contaminants, count components, and detect missing, partial, and crushed products. Eagle also understands that the hygienic design of x-ray inspection systems is critical in order to prevent the growth and spread of biological contamination in fish and seafood manufacturing plants. For this reason, all our x-ray systems fulfill international sanitary design guidelines and are easy to clean.

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