ABM provides x-ray rentals to manufacturers who find themselves in sudden need without the capacity in their existing machines. We deliver high-performing, reliable machines quickly with the option to have one or more accompanying technicians train your staff, assist them, or do the entire inspection themselves.
With over 30 rotating machines in stock and hundreds of “product reclaims” under our belt, we are the largest x-ray rental provider in the Western United States. Despite the growing demand caused by government lockdowns and lengthening machine lead times, we can supply most companies with the right machine for their application immediately without requiring an immediate return.
To learn more about x-ray rentals or to purchase a new one of your own, give us a call or fill out a form. We can help.
We can find most physical contaminants in most packaging types.
30 machines in stock, 24/7 emergency service, and responsive technicians.
Our reporting software provides analytics and proof of inspection.
X-ray rentals are becoming increasingly important for the food industry as a means of ensuring the safety and quality of food products. X-ray technology is a non-destructive method of inspecting food products and can detect a wide range of contaminants, including metal, glass, plastic, and other foreign objects that may be present in the food. This technology can also detect defects in packaging, such as leaks or missing seals, which can compromise the safety and quality of the food inside.
X-ray rentals for the food industry typically include the use of a high-resolution x-ray machine and the services of a trained operator. The x-ray machine uses electromagnetic waves to create images of the food products, and these images can then be analyzed by the operator to detect any contaminants or defects. The operator will also provide a detailed report of their findings and make recommendations on how to improve the overall quality and safety of the food products.
There are several benefits to renting an x-ray machine for the food industry:
- Cost-effective: Renting an x-ray machine is often a more cost-effective option than purchasing one outright. This is particularly beneficial for small and medium-sized food companies that may not have the budget to invest in expensive equipment.
- Flexibility: Renting an x-ray machine allows food companies to use the technology on an as-needed basis. This is particularly useful for companies that may only need to use the technology occasionally or for a specific project.
- Expertise: Renting an x-ray machine also provides access to the expertise of a trained operator who is familiar with the technology and can provide valuable insights into how to improve the safety and quality of food products.
- Latest technology: Renting an x-ray machine also gives access to the latest technology, which can be more accurate and efficient than older models.
When choosing a company to rent an x-ray machine from, it’s important to consider the following factors:
- Experience: The company should have experience in providing x-ray rentals for the food industry and should be able to provide references from other food companies they have worked with.
- Equipment: The company should have the latest and high-resolution x-ray machines that can detect a wide range of contaminants and defects.
- Service: The company should have a team of trained and experienced operators who can provide a detailed report of their findings and make recommendations on how to improve the overall quality and safety of the food products.
- Maintenance: The company should also provide maintenance and repair services for the x-ray machine during the rental period.
In summary, x-ray rentals for the food industry are a cost-effective and flexible way for food companies to ensure the safety and quality of their products. Renting an x-ray machine also provides access to the latest technology, expertise of trained operators, and maintenance services. It’s important to choose a company with a good track record in providing x-ray rentals for the food industry, and with a team of trained and experienced operators.
What contaminants can you find?
X-ray inspection systems can find physical contaminants which have densities that vary enough from the product, regardless of packaging. This includes but is not limited to: metal (ferrous & nonferrous), glass, stone/rock, bone, and sometimes plastics and rubbers.
What kind of products can you inspect with x-ray?
Virtually any product in any type of packaging is inspectable with x-ray to very tight specifications, including glass and metal.
X-ray inspection finds more than just metal. It’s incredibly safe and can find multiple contaminants as well as perform other quality checks such as package integrity, weight, and item count if needed. X-ray also performs better than metal detector in most applications and is not thrown off by frozen or thawing foods.
What's the turnaround time?
As soon as the product parameters are set-up on the x-ray machine, inspection can begin. We have enough staff on-hand to handle large jobs quickly, and they can be supplemented with your own on-site to speed things up even more!
How do we know you actually found the contaminant(s)?
Not only do we have some of the current-best equipment on the market, we also have the best software. A detailed report of the inspection including all data and analytics, as well as x-ray inspection images if desired.
Which X-Ray Systems Do You Use?
We use Eagle PI’s systems, and we are their principal distributor. And this is not by chance. Originally called Smiths Detection, Eagle was the first well-known company to develop x-ray for food, they were the first to use x-ray for metrics like product weight, fat analysis, and item count, and the first to use multi-layer imaging to distinguish contaminants in “messy” images (called MDX). And now, again in partnership with ABM, Eagle was the first to develop the PXT solution, which is currently the highest-performing on the market. Other manufacturers have begun to follow suit but have not yet solidified the methodology.