Xray Food Inspection Explained. Completely different from the medical radiation x-ray systems.
X-rays are used for many different purposes and it’s important not to confuse those used for food inspection with radioactive materials, such as uranium. Radioactive materials are physical sources of radiation, which emit radiation continuously and can’t be switched off. By contrast, X-rays used for food inspection can be switched on and off, like light from a bulb. When the electricity supply to the X-ray system is switched off, the flow of X-rays ceases instantaneously.
In addition the amount of radiation omitted is minute, even if you stood under one of these units it would not pose any threat to health, no more x-rays are omitted compared to every day background radiation which is around us at all times. X-Ray food systems are ideal for identifying contaminants including, bone, rubber, plastic and metals, the list is endless. Normally used with checkweighing systems offering you full control over your production line. “Checkweighing Explained”
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