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The Antares Vision Group XR Bulk X-ray scanner system is designed to inspect food ingredients and raw materials, such as cereals, rice, legumes, coffee, and sugar. Incorporating a vertical piping system, the unit utilizes gravitational fall to inspect a range of contaminants in a manner that ensures contained, smooth product flow.
The XR Bulk system is situated vertically, with product entering through a steel infeed pipe at the top. Following inspection, product exits from an outfeed pipe at the bottom of unit. All product is contained inside the pipe and inspection chamber, both of which offer a hygienic design. The machine also features a proprietary custom sensor that is sealed and protected from potential dust accumulation.
To ensure inspection is consistently effective, the XR Bulk unit reconfigures product flow from a cylindrical to a rectangular pathway, creating a layer with uniform thickness whose width aligns with inspection sensors.
The XR Bulk system:
- Creates homogeneous product flow without “peak” or “empty” stretches
- Includes a proprietary sensor that operates at high speeds, identifies the position of contaminants, and rejects only affected portions of the flow, increasing efficiency and minimizing product waste
- Eliminates belts, motors, and other components, allowing the horizontal X-ray beam to pass only through the product, ensuring high sensitivity even at high speeds