More precision during the pipeline inspection
The pulsed X-ray technology in the highly automated HEUFT eXaminer II XT has now also been further optimised for the reliable identification of foreign objects in an unpacked product mass.
The compact pipeline inspector not only offers more performance and precision during a careful foreign object detection but also during the rejection of contaminated partial quantities due to further developed pulsed X-rays and computing power on a HEUFT SPECTRUM II level. The X-ray flashes cover an even larger area than before with perfected generators and extensive new full-field image converters. Moreover they now also penetrate larger volumes of highly absorbent product mass such as sausage meat just as completely as syrup or yoghurt in order to identify small pieces of metal, glass particles, stones or bone fragments even before the filling and packaging process starts.
The further developed pulsed X-rays ensure clear detection images without motion blurs with minimum radiation even when the transport speed in the pipeline is very high or fluctuates which make high density foreign objects clearly visible and distinguishes them from harmless product inhomogeneities distinctly using special filters during the HEUFT reflexx² real-time image processing.
And the compact, easily accessible construction of the hygiene and maintenance optimised HEUFT CleanDesign in combination with the strong performance of the highly automated HEUFT SPECTRUM II device platform ensures the highest accuracy when specifically rejecting partial quantities contaminated with dangerous foreign objects: the pipeline which is illuminated by unique X-ray strobes is now positioned vertically instead of horizontally. Therefore the mass in question can simply flow downwards through a valve while the product which is free of foreign objects carries on to be filled and packaged.
Brand and program changes are carried out fully automatically and without time-consuming recalibration. The audiovisual HEUFT NaVi user guidance supports each user individually and step by step in the course of this. And also during the regular self-tests in order to check the detection performance by means of an innovative procedure. For this up to four carbon fibre fingers prepared with different test objects are sent directly into the radiation path so that the detection accuracy can be checked under real production conditions and fully documented.
The result: a space-saving, careful and precise foreign object detection on a true HEUFT level even before the filling and packaging process starts. The pipeline inspector of the new generation achieves exactly that which is becoming increasingly important in the supply chain with a significantly increased life cycle for all the X-ray components: the delivery and processing of already pre-inspected bulk goods free of foreign objects. This minimises the risk of small pieces of metal, glass splinters or stones only being found in the ready packaged end product and at the same time provides effective protection against food and packaging waste.