Dairy X-ray Inspection Systems


Dairy X-ray Inspection Systems

X-ray Inspection for Butter, Cheese, Milk, Yoghurt, Ice Cream, and Other Milk Based Products.

We understand that dairy manufacturers face fast production rates, stringent hygiene standards, and the threat of recall. Our x-ray inspection systems meet the highest hygiene standards and can be adapted to fit the requirements of your production lines with inspection options for loose dairy products, packaged dairy products, and liquid dairy items.

Through contaminant detection and various product conformity checks, x-ray systems can enhance product safety and quality, protecting your relationships with customers. The flexibility of dairy inspection that a Sapphire x-ray system provides is illustrated below (Dairy X-ray Applications).

Dairy X-ray Applications

Ensure product conformity and product completeness
Check product uniformity (e.g. check there is an appropriate distribution of fruit in cheese)
Confirm accurate fill-levels for liquid based dairy products such as milk and yoghurt
Verify seals and caps are on packaged dairy items correctly
Component verification (e.g. ensure yogurts with toppings contain both components)
Measure product mass (e.g. confirm blocks of cheese are cut accurately to meet a weight requirement)
Zoned mass inspection (e.g. ensure the correct mass on a tray of yoghurts)
Identify foreign objects such as metal, bone, glass, certain plastics, and other items

Why Choose X-ray Over Metal Detection for Dairy Items?

A dairy x-ray inspection system offers more sophistication than a metal detector because x-ray allows multiple inspections to be conducted by one machine, enhancing product quality and enabling detection of metal and non-metal contaminants.

End-of-line x-ray inspection is possible on packaged dairy goods, regardless of packaging materials; x-ray can inspect items with metal and foil packaging (whereas metal detectors cannot).

Why Choose a Sapphire X-ray System?

Unrivalled for speed, sensitivity, & sophistication of detection
Adaptable ergonomic design
Automatic calibration & automatic set-up
User-friendly interface and controls
Designed for quick and easy wash-down
Hygienic design, up to FMSA standards
Reject options to suit your production line
Most systems can be integrated into your production line with ease
All systems and key components are designed and manufactured at our Cambridge HQ in the UK
Customised and bespoke x-ray inspection solutions are available for unique requirements

X-ray Inspection Systems For Dairy Products

Bestselling X-ray Inspection System G20


Bestselling versatile x-ray inspection system for 100s of loose and packaged dairy items

G30 X-ray System for Small Rigid Containers


X-ray inspection for small rigid containers such as jars and pots


X-ray tall rigid containers such as bottles of milk


Inspect large containers up to 300mm in height

customised x-ray inspection system

Designed and manufactured especially to meet your unique requirements

Speak to our team of x-ray experts

Cheese photo by Alexander Maasch on Unsplash