Why Our Side-View Systems Are the Best on the Market

– Hi, I’m Rich Cisek, and I’m here today with this installment
of Quick Tips with Rich. Today I’m going to show
you why the PecoInspX side-view x-ray machine is by far the best in the market. (upbeat music) This is our single-beam solo machine which is designed to
primarily inspect cans. What are some of the features that you need to know? One, it sits over your
existing customer conveyor, so it’s a 100% non-contact, which means it doesn’t interfere with the operation of
your line whatsoever. Next thing, because of its design, the system is completely
indifferent to container spacing. That means if your containers
are spaced like this, back to back, okay. Spaced like this, okay. Indiscriminate spacing okay. That means it’s exceptionally
tolerant to whatever kind of operational scenario
you’re encountering. Let’s talk about the inspection features. The difference between our x-ray system and everything else on the market, bar none is the image quality. Let’s look at the components
that make that happen. This is a metal ceramic x-ray tube. 600 watts, highest imaging
contrast on the market, period. That’s a physical fact. There’s no one else on the market that has this quality of imaging. Second, the detector. This is our high-resolution detector, with a Kevlar strip. Very low imaging noise, what does all that mean? Better detection of small
pieces of foreign material in addition to very low false rejects. People think I’m kidding when I tell them we have this machine in production at a can manufacturer
and the false reject rate is about one in one billion. It is a fact. These are excellent machines. Let’s talk a little bit more
about the high performance. So, this is the fastest
inspection machine on the market. Everyday these things are inspecting cans, food and beverage, at speeds
up 2,200 cans a minute. Extremely fast. Let’s talk about the
inspection capability. So, this a three piece can. Nice can seam right here. So, we are the only people in the market to have a very sophisticated way of inspecting the container itself, as well as what goes inside. So let’s take a look. So if we can look here, there’s a small dent degradation. That the system can detect. In addition to this
piece of foreign material that’s stuck in the bottom of can. And I want to make sure people understand when you’re inspecting cans, a single-beam system will work well for 95% of the applications. It’s extremely easy to use. For customers that want
to find asymmetric objects like bones and glass, we
recommend the multi-beam system for those, and we’ll cover
that in a separate episode. So let’s talk about the container integrity inspection a little bit. So, one of the things
that we’ve found customers appreciate is our machine can find gross defects with the can. Seam problems and severe dents. But what they don’t want is the ability of the system to reject smaller dents, so we’re just starting to introduce some dent discrimination capability, which will allow you to say those dents are okay and please pass them. Imagine you have a dent right here, and you’re just going to
just put a label over that. You don’t want to reject that. It’s perfectly good. This will give our customers
much more operational control over what’s good and what’s not. Sensitivity, what kind
of defects can we find. So in a can like this, we can
find down to .8 millimeter in the body, and down to
one millimeter in the base. Glass is somewhere between
two and a half and three in the body, and usually around
three to three and a half in the base. And remember, when I say in the base, I mean it gets down in
the ridges of the can. So that’s the worst case scenario. Some other features we
want to be aware of. A lot of people in our industry
talk about remote support. It’s the most over used
and incorrectly phrased terminology out there. Our systems are designed,
and please check out our separate video on
this, to be real time telemetry collection machines. Everything in the machine is instrumented, it’s constantly telling
us how it’s performing, and when you come up to the machine, you can get statistics on everything. What does that mean? We can constantly assess
how the machine is working, and when it breaks, we
know exactly what’s wrong, and so we can fix over
95% of our field problems through a remote support connection. The other part of that that’s important, easy to replace components. This is the x-ray tube. The fact that I can lift it with one hand should suggest, you know
I’m not the biggest guy in the world, but on the other hand, this is not a very heavy
piece of equipment, and to insert this into the machine, all you do is remove a cover, lock it in place, and
there are three connectors. It can literally be done
in about 15 minutes, and you’re back up and running. Unlike some of the large mono-blocks that are used in our competitive machines that make the machines very difficult to do that kind of action on. The other thing about this tube that’s really important
for people to understand is it has beryllium window, and for low density applications, which we have a separate
great video on that, I encourage you to check out our beryllium tube information video, it makes a phenomenal
difference in detection. We’re the only ones in the market that have this kind of tube
on this class of machine. Finally, the machine
comes in configurations if we need them, that ensure harsh
environment survivability. Full standard IP66 rating, available IP69K, and beyond that we have IP69K max I call it, which is a destruction proof machine for the harshest sanitation conditions. And so if you’re looking at
a side-view x-ray machine, you should strongly consider this machine because it is the best in the market. Made in the US, used by almost every
major canning manufacturer in the world, clearly the market leader. To learn more, click on the link. (upbeat music)


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