AIS X-Ray Ultra Scan

15x more powerful than a standard food inspection system

High resolution x-ray of contaminant in meat product

The AIS X-Ray Ultra Scan offers a resolution 15 times more powerful than a standard food inspection system1.

Powerful Detection Capabilities

The x-ray scanner (although not as powerful as the new Micron Scan) uses advanced contaminant detection technology capable of detecting metal fragments of 0.4mm and a large range of non-metallic substances as low as 1.2 mm:

  • Glass, stone and calcified bone fragments
  • Specific rubbers and plastics such as PTFE

The new scanner is typically deployed at near-line and off-line locations, as ultra-high resolution sensors cannot match the high speeds used on production lines.

Certified since 1999

Premier in Europe to achieve ISO 9001

Potential recall crisis?

Our service is always fast and reliable

Available to hire

The Ultra Scan can be installed on a short-term lease at your manufacturing facility to provide a much higher level of detection than your on-line equipment.

For the ultimate level of sensitivity and detection performance, find out more about our newest and most powerful scanner, the Micron Scan.

AIS X-Ray Micron Scan

The superior Micron Scan offers a resolution 225 times more powerful than a standard food inspection system, available only at AIS.

  1. The following resolution can be achieved in a 15cm x 15cm product sample:
    Typical food inspection system – 140,000 data points
    AIS X-Ray Ultra Scan – 600,000 data points
    AIS X-Ray Micron Scan – 9,000,000 data points

Request a Free Sample Inspection

We offer a reasonably immediate appraisal of what can be achieved with your product or particular container. Simply send a sample of your product for inspection, or call us – we can often evaluate the issue on the phone.

Free sample inspection

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Equipment to hire

Customisable x-ray systems and metal detectors at your premises

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FAQs

What type and size of things can AIS detect?

As a general statement, x-ray can identify anything which has a reasonable absorption differential to the product in which it is surrounded. Typically, we detect foreign objects such as metal and glass fragments or higher density plastics and rubber compounds.

The size of object that we can identify is influenced by the density and size of the contaminant and the product, the position of the contaminant within the pack, and the type of packaging.

Detection of missing items and quality concerns is subject to similar factors.

Our highest resolution x-ray scanner (the Micron Scan) can detect a sieve wire of just 0.2mm in a single item or a piece of metal just 1.0mm sphere in a multi-pack or case. It can also detect glass fragments down to 1.0mm as well as stone, calcified bone and certain rubbers and plastics.

We will always give a clear and honest appraisal of what is achievable and be prepared to demonstrate that to you at any time.

Request a Free Sample Inspection for AIS to evaluate your product and problem.

How reliable are the inspection techniques?

AIS has many years’ of experience in providing specialist x-ray inspection services. We are ISO accredited to help you achieve compliance for potential recall incidents, HACCP and TACCP.

Over 95% of our business is repeat business from long term clients, mainly within the food and pharmaceutical sectors.

Reliability can differ due to many factors. We will always give a clear and honest appraisal of what is achievable and be prepared to demonstrate that to you at any time.

Request a Free Sample Inspection for AIS to evaluate your product and problem.

What is AIS’ Free Sample Inspection?

Our Free Sample Inspection service offers a no obligation evaluation of what is achievable for your product and problem. Simply complete the form here and send a sample of your product for inspection at AIS’ premises.

This initial evaluation is reasonably immediate, confidential and free and we will always provide an honest appraisal of what is possible. All enquiries are treated as 100% confidential.

You can also call us – we can often evaluate the issue on the phone.

Is the x-ray equipment for hire?

Yes, some of our customisable x-ray inspection systems and metal detectors are available to rent at your premises. These can be hired, subject to availability, on flexible contract periods – usually for an immediate or short term requirement.

Find out more about X-Ray Equipment Hire.

Can the new scanners operate on-line or near-line?

Ultra-high resolution sensors cannot match the high speeds used on modern production lines.

The AIS X-Ray Micron Scan is designed to operate off-line and be operated by AIS’ expert staff to achieve its optimum accuracy.

The AIS X-Ray Ultra Scan can be deployed at near-line and off-line locations.

How are the machines set up?

All systems consist of a conveyor cabinet and x-ray generator plus high powered PC and software for x-ray detection and image processing.

To take full advantage of the higher resolution, the image processing hardware and software must be able to handle the data rate that the detectors produce. The hardware and software within the Micron Scan and Ultra Scan are optimised to handle these high data rates.