Safeline X-ray Inspection Systems - Overview - METTLER TOLEDO

Safeline X-ray Inspection Systems

Safeline X-ray Product Inspection Solutions Enhance Product Safety and Quality Control


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Unrivalled Contaminant Detection and Quality Assurance

Contaminant detection

Our market-leading x-ray inspection systems provide outstanding detection of the following hazardous contaminants – irrespective of their shape, size or location within a variety of applications:

  • Glass shards detection (including glass-in-glass detection)
  • Metal detection (even within metal cans and foil packaging)
  • Mineral stone detection
  • Some plastic and rubber compounds detection
  • Calcified bone detection (including chicken bones)

Safeline X-Ray are experienced in providing product inspection solutions for  food and pharmaceutical products in unpackaged formats such as raw, bulk-flow (loose) and pumped as well as in a wide variety of  packaged formats like:

  • Glass containers - jars and bottles
  • Metal cans – all shapes and sizes of cans
  • Retail packaging - including tall rigid containers, plastic containers, cartons/boxes, pouches, bags/sacks, trays and tubes, and blister packs/sachets.

Quality Control Inspection

In addition to catching contaminants, Safeline X-ray inspection equipment can simultaneously help manufacturers increase productivity by solving a wide range of quality control issues. In a single pass, and at high line speeds, X-ray machines for food and pharmaceuticals are simultaneously capable of performing a range of product integrity checks:

  • Measuring mass
  • Counting components
  • Identifying missing or broken products
  • Monitoring fill levels
  • Inspecting seal integrity
  • Checking for damaged packaging

Regulatory Compliance

Installing an x-ray inspection system can help food manufacturers achieve compliance with the following Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)-based Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-recognised standards:

  • The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety
  • International Food Standard (IFS)
  • Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Code
  • The Foundation for Food Safety Certification (FSSC) 22000

In addition, Safeline X-Ray product inspection equipment can help pharmaceutical manufacturers comply with Good Manufacturing Practice, especially 21 CFR Parts 210 and 211, GAMP¬¬- 4 and 21 CFR Part 11, which are enforced by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) in Europe and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US.


Safeline X-ray is a leading provider of contamination detection and quality control inspection equipment. Food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide rely on our in-line x-ray inspection systems to protect the welfare of consumers and safeguard brand reputations, minimise the risk of expensive product recalls and help with regulatory compliance.

Safeline x-ray inspection machines offer safety and quality assurance at every stage of the production process for raw, bulk-flow (loose), pumped and packaged products. Neither foil nor metallised film packaging affect the sensitivity of contaminant detection by x-ray.

Packaged Product X-ray Inspection Systems
InspireX R50 X-ray Food Inspection System
Canned Food X-ray Inspection Systems

Packaged Product X-ray Inspection Systems

Glass Container X-ray Inspection Systems

Canned Food X-ray Inspection Systems

X-ray inspection systems provide complete contamination detection within products in various types of retail packaging.
Glass inspection systems offer unsurpassed contamination detection within products in glass bottles and jars.
X-ray inspection equipment provides outstanding contamination detection with complete quality assurance for food packaged in cans.
Packaged Applications
A range of single or multiple retail packaging’s can be inspected, from small to large formats.
Contamination Detection
Physical contaminants such as metal, glass, dense plastic, mineral stone and calcified bone can be detected in a wide range of packaging materials without product effects.
Product Quality Checks
X-ray systems can simultaneously measure mass, check fill levels and detect missing and damaged products at high production line speeds.
Reduced Total Cost of Ownership
The most energy efficient and adaptable x-ray system available, offering a future-proof investment and reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Glass Applications
Safeline X-ray inspection systems are ideal for the detection of glass-in-glass and other contaminants within a wide range of glass containers, ensuring complete product safety.
Quality Control
Our glass x-ray systems are capable of simultaneously performing multiple quality control inspection routines.
Improved X-Ray Container Inspection
Multiple x-ray beams reduce blind spots in the glass container and optimise detection in the base, neck and sidewall of the bottle or jar.
Cost-Effective Quality Assurance
Glass-in-glass x-ray detection systems automatically detect and reject contaminated glass containers from the production line, at very high line speeds.
Canned Applications
Detection of contaminants including metal within food, beverages and pet food packaged in a variety of metal cans.
In-line Quality Checks
Product integrity checks, such as monitoring fill levels and detecting damaged cans, can be performed simultaneously to contamination detection.
Increased probability of Detection
X-ray inspection systems for metal cans offer complete coverage, increasing the probability of contaminant detection.
Avoid Product Recalls
Canned food x-ray systems simply straddle existing production conveyors and take up minimum line space, providing quick, easy and cost effective inspection.
Unpackaged Product X-ray Inspection Systems
Bulk Product X-Ray Inspection Systems
Pipe X-ray Inspection Systems

Unpackaged Product X-ray Inspection Systems

Bulk Product X-Ray Inspection Systems

Pipe X-ray Inspection Systems

Safeline's x-ray detection equipment provides unrivalled contamination detection in unpacked food products.
Bulk x-ray equipment provides outstanding contamination detection and quality control in bulk-flow (loose) products prior to packaging.
Pipe x-ray equipment provides unsurpassed contaminant detection in pumped products (typically meat and poultry), slurries, semi-solids and fluids.
Unpackaged Applications
Inspection of unpackaged products such as frozen pizzas, loose-flow products like burger patties and dough balls, as well as pumped and bulk products.
Contamination Detection
Food x-ray inspection systems are specifically designed to detect unwanted contaminants within the product, regardless of their shape or location.
Cost Saving
X-ray machines placed early in the production line ensure contaminants can be removed at the source and immediately traced back to the supplier.
Complete Quality Assurance
Safeline X-ray systems deliver the highest detection sensitivity ensuring accuracy, reliability and ease of operation for all unpackaged products.
Bulk Applications
Inspection of Bulk, loose and unpackaged conveyorised products, typically pet food, nuts, cereals, fruits & vegetables and meat, before processing and packaging.
Improved Food Inspection
Detection sensitivity is increased due to a homogenous layer of product during inspection, ensuring easy contamination detection.
High Throughput Capabilities
A troughed belt and adjustable levelling plates retain product on the belt, minimising spillage and improving the transport of the product at a constant depth.
Minimum Product Waste
Bulk food products are inspected before further value is added and removed via multi-flap reject systems.
Pipeline Applications
X-ray inspection of slurries, semi solids and fluids in the food industry such as meat and poultry, dairy, bakery.
Superior Product Safety
Pipeline x-ray inspection systems deliver outstanding detection of contaminants such as glass, metal, stone, calcified bone and high density plastic, protecting consumers and helping you to avoid product recalls.
High Inspection Throughput
Pipe x-ray equipment is capable of inspecting food products at a rate of up to 18 tonnes per hour, dependant on application, without damaging the product.
Reducing Product Waste
X-ray systems for pumped products are typically used to inspect products at the early stages of production, to minimise wastage and to save costs.