The X36 Series bulk flow x-ray inspection system from METTLER-TOLEDO Safeline, Tampa, Fla., incorporates high-performance technology and software algorithms developed specifically for bulk flow product lines.

Ideal for inspecting dried fruit and nuts, processed meats, frozen fruit and vegetables and seafood, as well as other bulk flow products, the X36 Bulk Flow is a single vertical x-ray beam system capable of sensitive detection of dense contaminants, including metal and glass shards, calcified bone, mineral stone and high-density plastic and rubber. The system is capable of inspecting throughputs up to 14,000 kg an hour. Advanced detector technology also allows for lower power consumption.

A specially-developed 3- or 6-scoop rejection mechanism enhances precision contaminant removal with minimal rejection of good product, while a troughed conveyor prevents product spilling from the line, reducing product waste.

Built according to the principles of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG), the X36 Bulk Flow features an Ingress Protection (IP) 69 rated stainless-steel cabinet, making it capable of withstanding the harshest washdown regimes. Sloped surfaces and curved edges minimize bacteria traps and allow water to run off. In addition, the x-ray cabinet gives easy access to internal mechanisms for essential maintenance, while the rejection mechanism can be easily removed for cleaning. The conveyor’s automatic tracking feature corrects any belt misalignment without the need to stop the conveyor.

The X36 Bulk Flow features a 15-inch touchscreen display with intuitive software and automated setup to facilitate quicker product changeovers. The X36 Bulk Flow can also be connected to the manufacturer's network, giving authorized personnel the ability to store and analyze inspection and performance data from a remote location.

Mettler-Toledo Safeline, a division of Mettler-Toledo, Inc.