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NextGuard™ X-Ray Detection Systems

Seamlessly Transition from Metal Detection to X-Ray Inspection

NextGuard™ X-Ray Detection Systems

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The NextGuard system offers enhanced capabilities to inspect packaged products for missing pieces or components, under and over-fills, and other quality problems with easily customizable vision software.


When finding contaminants in your packaged food products is critical to protecting your brand, Thermo Scientific™ X-ray Inspection Machines for food offer high-tech, cost-effective, easy-to-use solutions. We work with you to find the food x-ray inspection equipment best suited to your business, so you no longer worry about the little things that can cause big problems. Learn more about our x-ray machines for the food industry.



System Features

  • Product verification software option allows users to execute a wide range of size, position and count inspections

  • Additional algorithms target the detection of less dense contaminants such as glass or rocks in complex, textured products such as nuts or tea bag boxes

  • Optional mass estimation software uses the density information in the X-ray image to estimate weight and detect under and filled products

  • Configurable for dual rejection, separating contaminated products from other quality errors

  • Standard system processor is now six times faster than the first generation NextGuard system, supporting high-speed contaminant detection and inspection as well as improved user responsiveness

  • Optional 0.4mm-pixel detector offers 3.2 times better resolution for improved metal detection in lightweight, homogeneous products such as powders or cheese


Additional Benefits

  • Compact size for easy installation and use

  • Unique non-linear detector to eliminate inspection blind spots

  • Removable conveyor for simple directional change and maintenance

  • Intuitive Thermo Scientific VersaWeigh user interface and software

  • Modular design for high reliability and quick diagnosis and repair

  • Source and detector lifetime indicators to minimize expensive downtime

  • Built-in remote monitoring for quick problem determination


Options to Customize Your System

  • Complete rejection systems or rejection mechanisms for use on downstream conveyor

  • Stainless steel air conditioner for washdown environments

  • Alarm horn, no lead curtains, casters, guiderails

  • Radiation safety meters

  • UL or CSA site inspection

  • Spare parts kits

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