Dual Energy X Ray (MDX)

Traditional single-energy x-ray inspection technology has been used as a foreign body detection tool for more than two decades.

However, conventional x-ray inspection machines have proven to be unreliable when it comes to inspecting complex, variable density foods such as pre-packaged bags of lettuce and inorganic food contaminants like glass, plastics, rubber etc.

This is why Eagle Product Inspection decided to develop its highly evolved Material Discrimination X-Ray (MDX) System.

Dual energy x-ray methods add extra value to food x-ray inspection as they enhance contrast, which is important in detecting contaminants like fish or chicken bones.

Originally designed for use within the security sector, our Material Discrimination X-Ray (MDX) System can also discriminate materials by their chemical composition (atomic number). This state of the art feature enables the detection of historically undetectable inorganic food contaminants, such as

  • Stones
  • Flat glass
  • Bone
  • Rubber
  • Some plastics