X-ray Inspection Solutions

Fruit and vegetable manufacturers face many inspection challenges as dangerous contaminants can be introduced anytime from harvesting through the processing stage.
 
Whether it’s detecting glass fragments in glass jars of jelly, finding a piece of plastic in a frozen bag of corn or discovering metal in the crown of a jar of pickled vegetables, Eagle x-ray systems provide outstanding detection of physical contaminants.

Broadest Product Application Experience

Eagle is uniquely positioned as the company that offers the broadest product application knowledge for fruits and vegetables. Our inline x-ray inspection solutions are customized to each application’s unique challenge. Whether fresh, frozen, bulk, canned or unpackaged, we have a solution that’s right for your line.

Read more about Eagle x-ray inspection solutions for safe and compliant products that will protect your brand and keep consumers safe.

Helping You Meet Safety & Compliance Standards

Superior contaminant detection not impacted by moisture or salinity

Exceptional compliance through increased visibility and data

Excellent quality inspection and proven reliability

High-value technology solutions that improve your TCO

Protect brand & reputation by avoiding product recalls, customer complaints and adverse publicity

Highly responsive training and support

Solutions that are easy to operate and maintain

X-ray inspection improves production efficiencies by inspecting multiple lanes of different products at the same time

Manage risk and ensure regulatory compliance by adhering to programs like HACCP, GFSI, BRCGS, IFS, SQF and FSSC

Improve Safety, Quality, Reporting & Traceability

Eagle sets itself apart from competitors with proprietary software options designed to ensure maximum uptime and compliance delivering unparalleled reliability.

SimulTask™ PRO

Superior image analysis software

TraceServer™

Records valuable production data

Material Discrimination X-ray

Detect previously unseen contaminants with MDX dual energy

Helping You Meet Safety and Compliance Standards

Our powerful x-ray machines offer multiple benefits for protecting your product line as well as your bottom line. Eagle x-ray machines can inspect multiple lanes running different products at the same time, allowing manufacturers to reject those that don’t meet quality specifications.

But don’t take our word for it! El Pajarero, an Eagle customer explains how integrating the Bulk 415 PRO x-ray inspection machine with MDX dual energy technology into its production process has bolstered its contamination detection.

Inline Product Integrity Checks

Contaminant Detection

Superior foreign body detection that is not affected by freeze/thaw conditions reducing false rejects.

Dual Energy Inspection

Enhances traditional x-ray inspection and allows for the detection of materials. previously unseen by single energy x-ray

Fill Level Inspection

Prevents underfilling and overfilling with filler feedback for automated adjustment when processing jars of jam, fruit juices and canned vegetables.

Voids

Identifies hollow hearts in whole potatoes to guarantee a high quality product reaches your customers.

Mass Measurement

Calculates mass to ensure accurate package weight for bags of french fries, for example.

Component Count

Ensures count and inclusion of all required items, for example, confirms all cans of beans are in a case.

Superior Detail in Every X-ray Image

Contaminant detection in fruits and vegetables can be challenging for processors. Frozen products, for example, have a high moisture content, which can interfere with the sensitivity of some inspection technologies causing a high false reject rate. Finding stones in freshly washed blueberries or golf balls unintentionally harvested with whole potatoes can prove to be difficult.

Eagle’s proprietary SimulTask™ PRO software offers the highest greyscale range on the market of 65,535 values, and the latest processing software algorithms for superior contaminant detection. This brochure demonstrates the ability of our advanced image processing software meeting some of the unique inspection challenges fruit and vegetable manufacturers face.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

“The x-ray’s software program is very intuitive. It’s simple to set up and program. I learned a great deal from Eagle’s service department on how to run the machine and appreciate their know-how, availability 24/7 and professionalism.”
Tim Pheland Process Engineer
“We were very impressed with Eagle’s on-site service. The team adjusted the equipment to meet our needs perfectly.”
 Iglo Food Group
Mr. Arno Strotmann Project Manager
“Quality is key for us. Now, thanks to the Eagle Bulk 415 PRO we can totally say our products are contaminant free and we truly believe this will let us keep growing and exploring new markets.”
 Higos El Pajarero
Mrs. Fuensanta Carrillo Sales and Marketing Manager, Higos El Pajarero
“Going forward, any new inspection systems or upgrades to current inspection technologies will be x-ray inspection systems, they are extremely reliable, easy to operate and easy to maintain.”
 Kens Steak House Dressing
Merrily Blasi Quality Assurance Manager.
“When first presented with the idea of inspecting our products using x-ray inspection systems, we doubted that it could help us to improve and assure the quality of their products; now it is a fundamental part inside of our system of quality.”
 Kowi
Ramiro Espinoza Kowi’s Plant Director
“We chose Eagle’s Pack 430 PRO because of the machine’s software capabilities – in particular, the multitask features which offered more options, compared to competitors’ machines, such as checkweighing.”
 Schuman Cheese
Vincent Angiolillo VP Engineering and R&D Strategic Initiatives, Schuman Cheese, Inc.
“The Eagle x-ray machine has resulted in a dramatic reduction of bones in our boneless products—basically down to zero. By purchasing a dual-lane system, we’re able to double our output, or run different products at the same time.”
 Giannone Poultry
Bruno Giannone Vice-President and CEO
“These machines do an excellent job of looking for and pinpointing any foreign matter, with instant and easy-to-use metal detection capabilities. And they can be taught and programmed to identify other unwanted substances by measuring product density. ”
 Unilever Canada
Galen Sienicki Factory Director

Industry RESOURCES

Videos Advanced X-ray Inspection Capabilities for Fruit & Vegetable Products
Fruits & Vegetables

Advanced X-ray Inspection Capabilities for Fruit & Vegetable Products

Fruit & vegetable processors can now perform quality control checks simultaneously with x-ray inspection technology.

Application Notes Bulk Whole Potatoes
Fruits & Vegetables
Bulk Whole Potatoes

Eagle’s Pack 720 PRO with MDX technology tackles contaminant detection and offers 3 key benefits to bulk potato distributors.

Application Notes Salad Kits
Fruits & Vegetables
Salad Kits

Eagle’s Pack 430 PRO with MDX technology can detect missing components and physical contaminants in salad kits.

Case Studies X-ray Inspection Enhances Food Safety for Wild Blueberry Processor
Fruits & Vegetables
X-ray Inspection Enhances Food Safety for Wild Blueberry Processor

Quebec Wild Blueberries Inc.—x-ray inspection of blueberries overcomes contaminant detection in freeze or thaw conditions.

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