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NextGuard™ – X-Ray Detection Systems

Find metallic and non-metallic foreign objects and eliminate “wet” product effects common with metal detectors with the Thermo Scientific™ NextGuard™ X-ray Detection Systems. Designed for a wide variety of food applications, NextGuard systems offer enhanced capabilities to inspect packaged products for missing pieces or components, under and over-fills, and other quality problems with easily customizable vision software. Both the Conveyor and C500 models are easy-to-use, cost effective and thoughtfully designed systems that eliminate common barriers when migrating from metal detection to x-ray inspection.

New and improved NextGuard X-ray Detection 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/over 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
Belt Speed C330SPSR, C330 HPSR, C330 HPHR: 10-80m/min (33-262ft/min), C330HPSR: 10-120m/min (33-393ft/min)
Belt Material USDA/FDA Approved Urethane
Certifications/Compliance ISO9001 certified facility
Description NextGuard C330 X-ray Detection System
Digital Inputs Four inputs, 24VDC 25 mA, NPN/PNP (jumper selectable), assignable function
Digital Outputs Four outputs, 24VDC 0.5A, assignable function
Conveyor Heights Available 800 mm (31.5 in.), 900 mm (35.4 in.), 1000 mm (39.4 in.), 1100 mm (43.3 in.) all ± 80 mm
Detector Scan Rate Up to 1667 lines/second
Detector Resolution 0.8 mm standard, 0.4 mm optional
IP Rating IP65 with air conditioner, IP54 with cooling fans
Package Type Maximum Product Width and Height: 340mm X 185mm (13.4in X 7.3in)
Sensitivity ≥ 1mm diameter for Fe, non-Fe, SS, ≥3mm for other dense contaminants such as glass or stone (always verify application performance via a product test)
USB Port Watertight USB 2.0 Standard
X-Ray Curtain Material Teflon coated (no-lead)
X-Ray Power 100 W (80 kV/1.25mA) or 160 W (80 kV/2mA)
Electrical Requirements 208 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, autosensing, single phase, 10 amps
Export/Safety Conformance CE, cCSAus
Human Machine Interface Windows™ 7, touchscreen, 307 mm (12.1 in) diagonal, Windows™ 7, touchscreen, 307 mm (12.1 in) diagonal
Inspection Algorithms Available Image processing/thresholding/blob analysis, grayscale profiling and mass estimation
Interface Languages English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Czech, Portuguese, Dutch, Thai, Indonesian. Contact factory for additional languages
Maximum Conveyable Product Weight 10kg (22lbs)
Network Port Watertight Ethernet port standard
Operating Temperature 5°C to 30°C (41°F to 86°F) with cooling fan or 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
Outputs Excel, PDF, or xml format selectable
Radiation Safety Conformance FDA CFR 21 part 1020.40, RED act (Canada), IRR99 (UK), NCF 74-100 (France), UNE 73-302 (Spain), GB18871-2002 (China) and others. Note UK, Canada and Spainrequire optional extended guarding and France requires optional extended shielding
Rejector Integrated variable speed conveyors. Air blast or pusher. Lockable reject bin and reject/bin full photo sensors. Dual rejectors possibleEnvironment, electrical
Relative Humidity 20 – 90% non-condensing
Safety Features X-ray power key, four level password system, emergency X-ray/conveyor stop button, lead/lead-free curtains, failsafe LED x-ray imminent and on indication light
System/Conveyor Lengths Available Standard Length 1m (3.3ft), C330: Extended 1.4m (4.6 ft)
Weight (English) 780 lb
Weight (Metric) 354 kg
Detection Algorithms Available Simple Threshold, Gradient, Morphologies and Contaminant Area Measure
Unit Size Each