How Packaging Impacts X-ray Machine Choice
Tall rigid containers are used extensively across the food industry. Typical applications include beverages, dairy products, condiments, confectionery, fish and seafood, fruit and vegetables, infant foods, meat, ready meals and snacks. These products are typically packaged in cartons, composite cans or tubes, metal cans, plastic and glass containers. However, inspecting these types of packages for physical contaminants and quality defects using x-ray inspection can prove challenging for numerous reasons.
Eagle’s white paper, ‘How to Ensure the Safety of Products Packaged in Tall Rigid Containers’, divides tall rigid containers into three categories – cartons, plastic containers and composite cans or tubes; metal cans; and glass containers and explores the challenges each packaging material presents. It then looks at the various x-ray inspection solutions available as an understanding of these is crucial for manufacturers trying to find the right x-ray food inspection system for their application.