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Sideshoot Xpert – X-ray Inspection System

Meet the challenge of detecting 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. The system is designed to use an existing conveyor to reduce cost and floor space. The system meets HACCP requirements and can be upgraded to meet IP69K washdown specifications.

  • Designed for tall-profile package inspection such as metal cans, plastic bottle x-ray, cartons and standup pouches.
  • Large horizontal beam provides improved sensitivity and more accurate results when scanning vertically-oriented containers.
  • Specific software algorithms developed for tall profile packages look for contaminants in problem areas such as package edges, bottom center and top.
  • Performs product verification inspections to estimate fill level or determine whether a package is dented or has a missing closure.
  • Engineered for high-speed can, bottle, carton and pouch lines of up to 500 packages per minute.
  • Easy to install and use — compact length fits into tight production spaces, height easily adjusts to match existing conveyor.
  • Available in straight or curtainless chicane line configurations.
  • Optional conveyors for turnkey configurations.
Belt Speed 5m/min to 80m/min (16ft/min to 263ft/min), built-in VFD optional to control conveyor speed
Description Xpert Sideshoot X-Ray Inspection System
Detection Area Bottom, sides, body and top
Digital Inputs 6 available (two reserved for photoeyes, one for encoder)
Digital Outputs 4 available (one reserved for a rejection device)
Compressed Air 80 psi to 100 psi (5.5 bar to 6.9 bar)
Conveyor Heights Available 900 mm +/- 100 mm (35.4 in. +/- 3.9 in.), customer supplied or optionally supplied by Thermo Fisher
Detector Scan Rate Up to 2800 lines/second
Detector Resolution 0.8 mm standard, 0.4 mm optional
IP Rating IP65
USB Port 2.0 watertight port on outside of machine
X-Ray Curtain Not Required in Chicane Configuration
X-Ray Curtain Material Proprietary No-lead Material
X-Ray Power 80 kV, 6 mA (480 W)
Electrical Requirements 190 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 20-amp service
Export/Safety Conformance CE, UL508A standard in North America
Human Machine Interface 15-inch diagonal touchscreen with protective cover
Inspection Algorithms Available Gross underfill, general cap/bent can detection and other customizations
Interface Languages English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Chinese; Others available on request
Intrusion Protection Rating IP65, optional upgrade to IP69K
Machine Cooling Built-in 3750 BTU (1100W) cabinet air conditioner
Minimum Product Gap 10mm (0.4 in) required for x-ray acquisition and accurate rejection
Network Port Ethernet
Operating Temperature 5°C to 38°C (41°F to 100°F)
Radiation Safety Conformance FDA CFR 21 part 1020.40, UK IRR 1999, RED act (contact factory for other regional certifications)
Relative Humidity 20% to 90% non-condensing
Safety Features X-ray power key, emergency stops, radiation curtains, LED X-ray imminent/on lights, all doors equipped with magnetic interlocks
System/Conveyor Lengths Available 1.8 m (5.9 ft) straight configuration with curtains, 3.1 m (10.2 ft) chicane configuration no curtains (not including optional conveyor).
Detection Algorithms Available Binary Thresholds (several types) and 1D/2D Contrast
Unit Size Each