An operator uses an x-ray system to check for contaminants in packaged food products.

See every little thing. Eliminate every big worry.

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.

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Transition easily and quickly from metal detection to x-ray inspection with the versatile Thermo Scientific NextGuard Conveyor X-ray Detection System. 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.

Detect foreign objects anywhere in cans and bottles with the Thermo Scientific Xpert Sideshoot X-Ray Inspection System. This high speed, high performance horizontal x-ray beam (back to front) system provides single beam x-ray inspection for tall, upright packages and includes software specifically tailored to detect objects in all regions of cans and bottles.

Protect product integrity with flexible food x-ray inspection systems that detect a range of contaminants and product flaws in nearly any size or shape packaged food product. The Thermo Scientific Xpert Bulk X-Ray Inspection Systems find contaminants such as metal, rock, plastic and glass and remove them prior to further processing, providing instant cost savings.

Detect a wide range of foreign materials in larger cases, bags and trays with Thermo Scientific Xpert Heavy Duty X-ray Inspection Systems. Three x-ray inspection widths are available to optimize performance in your food production environment.

Protect food safety and improve quality with a high performance food x-ray contaminant detection and product inspection for bags, boxes and other flat packages. The Thermo Scientific Xpert Conveyor X-Ray Inspection Systems meet HACCP and retailer food safety and quality requirements, and can be configured for any application or challenging factory environment.

Optimize detection probability and sensitivity using the Thermo Scientific POWERx X-Ray Inspection for Pharmaceutical Vials. POWERx systems offer high x-ray power sideshoot inspection, or high speed production and patented dual beam, dual detector systems for food and pharma glass in glass detection.


Sophisticated x-ray detection and inspection systems can distinguish between contaminants (like metal, glass, stone, plastic and other dense foreign objects) and packaging materials (such as metallized film or foil). But how do you know which x-ray food safety system is best for your food production quality program?

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Keep consumers safe, protect your brand

Read A Practical Guide to Metal Detection and X-ray Inspection of Fooda newly updated and expanded foreign object detection ebook for the food industry, to:

  • Learn the basics of technology options.
  • Gain insights into the factors to considering when selecting a detection technology.
  • Learn how our process can pinpoint the best fit for your application.

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Metal Detection and X-ray Inspection of Food
Protecting Nutritional Powders with NextGuard

Nutraceutical Business Review article: see how the HUT Group inspects metalized film pouches with our easy to use NextGuard X-ray Inspection System.

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Is X-ray inspection of packaged foods safe?

X-ray inspection is one of the most effective ways to keep food products safe, but some people are under the false impression that it may be a health hazard. So is X-ray inspection equipment for packaged foods safe?

Check out this infographic to find out!

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