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Mettler-Toledo Launches X2 Series of X-ray Solutions to Bring Enhanced Product Safety to a Wider Audience

By Mettler Toledo   

The X2 series is designed to improve product safety for all food manufacturers; food brands can benefit from superior detection performance and enhanced product quality control to help reduce product recalls

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched the X2 series of high-performing X-ray systems to help enhance product safety at an incredible price point for all food manufacturers. With two X-ray systems currently in the X2 series, X-ray inspection is now accessible for all budgets, offering manufacturers software that is designed to last longer and perform better.

The creative design of the X2 series helps enhance brand protection and product safety while also increasing product quality. Helping manufacturers to meet food safety compliance requirements, while also offering enhanced productivity, the X2 series delivers outstanding reliability with a smart industrial design.

The X2 series helps prevent product recalls with outstanding contamination detection capabilities that go beyond detecting just metal. The X-ray inspection technology inspects a wide range of contaminants, including glass, metal, mineral stone, calcified bone, dense plastic and rubber compounds whilst simultaneously completing a number of quality control and integrity checks. The X2 series offers significant benefits both in-line and at end-of-line inspection by using innovative technology, all designed for optimum performance and output.

Intelligent Software
State-of-the-art ContamPlus™ software is an innovative inspection process that scans products for every kind of contaminant and not just the ones optimized during the initial automatic product setup. The automatic setup detects the most hard-to-find foreign bodies and rejects only the contaminated products, reducing production waste and protecting productivity. This is especially crucial for food manufacturers, where product integrity and completeness is key as missing information or products can lead to costly recalls and, sometimes, dangerous results.

ContamPlus™ facilitates new product setup with just a few passes and without the need for complicated programming or extensive training. Product details are stored and easily recalled for smooth and fast product changeovers to help minimize downtime and boost productivity.

Smart Industrial Design
Every detail of the X2 series technology is optimized to offer superior performance. At the heart of the design is a new product inspection chamber and a revolutionary modular mechanical design which allows full frontal access to all the most common operations. It offers a range of new features to improve operations such as product handling, cleaning and service routines. The X2 series’ range of standard length and height configurations is complemented by bespoke designs to allow total customization to meet exact customer needs.

Food manufacturers can significantly reduce cleaning output and maintenance routines as well as the need for complex operator training with the X2 series’ front-opening hygienic design. Designed for efficient cleaning, the solution makes it easy for operators to perform regular maintenance routines. The conveyor belt can be removed swiftly and without tools by releasing the tension with the handle situated on the infeed roller. The lead-free, low-friction curtains also allow smooth product transition through the machine, with the presence of curtains constantly monitored to help keep the operator safe.

The new multi-fit reject device option is suitable for most common applications, with other options available on request. With reliable rejection and due diligence of products, the design enhances brand protection and helps ensure all end products are the optimum quality when they reach the customer.

With the X2 series, manufacturers are easily able to comply with industry standards and regulations through ProdX™, a data-management software, which provides full traceability through an audit trail and recorded-image database. A review of contaminated products is also easily managed with the new stainless steel reject bin, which safely collects substandard products to avoid production line contamination, allowing manufacturers to review the product and its contamination.

Improved Total Cost of Ownership
The X2 series combines superior industrial design with simplified cleaning routines. Its intuitive user interface and a highly reliable set of state-of-the-art subsystems such as the generator and detectors, help to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness and lower Total Cost of Ownership. With extensive service solutions and a five-year generator warranty, manufacturers can feel confident in keeping their systems running at optimal capacity for longer periods of time.

Manufactured in Europe, the X2 series consists of two models – the X12 and X32, both are available in multiple line configurations and 800-, 1,300-, 1,800- and 2,000-mm line lengths:

  • X12 High Performance X-Ray System: This high-performing single-lane X-ray inspection system comes as standard and is available at an incredible price point, featuring the HiGain detector, which generates sharper images to deliver outstanding contaminant detection.
  • X32 Advanced X-Ray Solution: Offering enhanced sensitivity and product integrity performance, this X-ray inspection solution features the HiGain+ detector and is available in standard and custom configurations, with single or multi-lane capabilities.

“We are hoping to change the mindsets of all food manufacturers with our new X2 series that they can now install a high-end X-ray inspection solution at an affordable price point for all,” said Mike Pipe, Head of Global Sales & Product Management for Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray. “By utilizing global service hubs and reducing spare parts, we are confident we have created an innovative solution that is easy to install, environmentally more sustainable and suitable for any budget. With a current 14-day lead time, we can work with manufacturers to install one of our new X2 series X-ray systems quickly and efficiently, helping them to increase product quality and protect their brand reputation.”

For more information on X12, click here, or for more information on X32, click here.


METTLER TOLEDO is a global manufacturer of precision instruments and a service provider. The company ranks highly in a number of market segments and is a global market leader in many areas. METTLER TOLEDO is a large provider of weighing systems and analysis instruments for use in laboratories and in-line measurement within demanding industrial and food-production processes.

The Product Inspection division of METTLER TOLEDO designs standalone and fully integrated automated inspection technologies to help food, pharma, chemical and other non-food manufacturers boost productivity and improve product quality and safety. The division includes METTLER TOLEDO Safeline Limited, manufacturing metal-detection solutions that automate essential processes and reduce recall risks. Safeline X-ray inspection designs X-ray technologies that go beyond contamination detection to help improve product quality and enhance brand protection. Garvens and Hi-Speed Checkweighing provide advanced precision weighing technologies to reduce costly overfills and improve production line efficiency. CI-Vision designs label inspection solutions to detect label defects, thereby reducing the risk of rework and product recalls. PCE Track & Trace solutions help pharmaceutical manufacturers to support compliance with innovative, automated and proven technology. For food manufacturers, data management software ProdX™ monitors all product inspection data in real time to digitize food-safety compliance.

In summary, METTLER TOLEDO smart product-inspection solutions help manufacturers to boost productivity and offer consistently high product quality and safety, thereby working to protect consumers, and the brand reputation of manufacturers as well as their products.

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