X-Ray and Checkweigh Solutions for Food Packaging
Beyond the challenge of detecting different tray materials and colors, x-rays also require visual alert aids that notify nearby operators when the x-ray machine is powered on. The TL50 LED Tower Lights are available with custom laser etching to specify which light indicates an ON status for the x-ray. The K50 is available with current monitoring to detect when the LED is burnt out, incompliance with FDA requirements for indicators on x-rays.
Washdown-rated products are also important for x-ray and checkweigh stations. Banner Engineering offers a wide variety of products that have been rated to IP69K for washdown environments.
The EZ-BEAM Q25 retroreflective sensor is ideal for this application. It emits a high-powered beam that will reliably detect any dark object that passes over the scale. If clear objects are to be detected, a Q25 polarized retroreflective model is used. With its IP69K-rated housing, the Q25 is designed to withstand the harsh washdowns required in food applications. Setup is easy; the Q25 has no adjustments.
Banner Engineering's QM26 washdown sensor detects dark plastic food trays as they approach a checkweigh machine that confirms the correct weight of the filled trays.