Loma Systems, Carol Stream, Ill., developed the new X5c (compact) model x-ray machine aimed at food manufacturers, processors and packers running multi-product, retail-ready lines.
The new X5c features multi-level password protection for improved data management, which means the system can log events against individual operators. Produced from brushed 304 stainless steel, it also offers an ultra-hygienic design for easy cleaning and low maintenance and serviceability. A quick release belt can be completely removed without the need for tools and the belt tension can be eased for cleaning. The sloping surfaces prevent food particles and water droplets accumulating in crevices, thus reducing drying time.
Ideal for the detection of glass, calcified bone, dense plastic, rubber, stone and ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless-steel metals in various packaging, the X5c operates at line speeds up to 164 feet per minute and measures just 3.3 feet in length. It is capable of handling products up to 100mm (3.94 inches) in height and 300mm (11.8 inches) in width and weighing no more than 6.6 pounds.
The X5c also incorporates a detector array with 0.8mm diode pitch offering a low power of up to 80W per hour and self-contained high efficiency x-ray generator. Additional features include an easy-to-use 8-inch intuitive touch screen, an integrated PC with a Windows Embedded Standard operating system, a high-speed USB port and simple Ethernet connection for easy reporting.