If your business can’t afford foreign contaminants in your products, then the chances are high that you need an X-ray product inspection machine.
These high-tech yet surprisingly affordable machines are predominantly used in the food processing, pharmaceutical and packaging industries – which rely on potentially harmful foreign contaminants being detected along the production lines, but they are also essential equipment for businesses in many other industries that require the detection of foreign materials. These foreign materials range from organic to metallic contaminants, and include all types of metals, bones, ceramics, concrete, glass, PVC plastic, rubber, stones, hair, insects, paper, cardboard and many more.
There are many reasons why contaminants get into the production process. Very often, there are multiple locations along the line where contamination may occur and it’s imperative that these contaminants are identified and removed safely and quickly. Essentially, where there’s a risk of foreign contaminants in any product, there’s a need an X-ray inspection system.
Here are some of the reasons why your business needs an X-ray inspection system.
Improves quality control
X-ray inspection is the most complete inspection system available and businesses are able to utilise the technology to detect many different contaminants and process faults with pin-point accuracy to ensure they operate to the highest possible quality control standards. They also help with regulatory compliance.
Reduces risk of customer complaints
Accurate detection of physical contaminants will significantly reduce – if not eliminate – the risk of customer complaints.
Product recalls can be extremely costly – not only in terms of the actual cost of the recall, but attendant costs such as legal fees, advertising, financial settlements and so on as well as less tangible penalties such as erosion of brand value and loss of customer goodwill.
Minimises opportunity for brand erosion
An investment in an X-ray product inspection machine is an investment in brand value. By ensuring the highest possible quality controls, businesses can safeguard their brand and nullify the risk of reputational damage arising from negative publicity around a contamination issue.
Many machines are fully customisable to meet a customer’s specific needs. What’s more, the equipment is easy to retool and recalibrate to handle new products – which means reduced standstill times and increased productivity.
Data is recorded
If any contaminant is found, the whole control process is fully documented so that the data can be evaluated and analysed.
Versatile and easy-to-use
Technological advances have enabled greater automation of these X-ray systems. Operators no longer require expert knowledge and lengthy training, plus the equipment is largely automatic – thereby enabling faster throughput rates.
X-ray product inspection systems offer a comprehensive range of benefits to the user and if you think your business needs this important technology, speak to us AccuPak, suppliers of an extensive range of product and food inspection equipment across Australia. We have a reputation for professionalism, industry knowledge, experience and customer service and with eight offices right across mainland Australia there’s one near you. Contact us today.