Mettler Toledo: Safeline X34

Pharmaceutical manufacturers can verify the presence and quality of tablets or components in a quicker and more reliable manner with the new X-ray inspection system from METTLER TOLEDO Product Inspection.

The new SAFELINE X34, introduced to the U.S. market at PACK EXPO 2018, performs component presence verification for packaged medical devices, prescription, and over-the counter medications, eliminating costly manual inspections, and ensuring product quality.

The X34 is designed for the inspection of a wide range of small and medium-sized packaged products. Its key features include an energy-efficient Optimum Power Generator (OPG), which automatically determines the right power level to create the most optimal X-ray image for inspection.

The OPG is complemented by an advanced 0.4 mm Hi-Gain detector to enhance image resolution for precise detection of very small hard-to-find contaminants. Having this right configuration of advanced core components ensures maximized total inspection performance. The X34 does not always have to run at its full 100 W output to achieve the best results, delivering power savings to the end user.

The system also incorporates advanced software that allows for automated product set-up without the need for manual adjustment from the operator, leading to consistent product inspection.

Intelligent automated product set-up increases ease-of-use, minimizes operator errors, reduces training time and optimizes detection results, all while reducing false positives. New products only need to be passed once through the system for the power to be automatically tuned.

Intuitive software requires minimal passes to effectively set the inspection tools. Our goal is to increase our customer's production uptime, reduce waste and ensure product safety. This makes for more efficient and profitable operations, while delivering an excellent return on investment.

The X34 comes with METTLER TOLEDO’s advanced ContamPlus inspection software, which enhances contamination detection capabilities, helping manufacturers achieve a minimal False Reject Rate (FRR). This is a crucial means of reducing product waste and ensuring product safety. By lowering FRR, manufacturers can achieve higher production outputs without adding extra lines, boosting productivity and profitability. Subsequently, Total Cost of Ownership is reduced and Overall Equipment Effectiveness scores are increased.

With the company’s Integrity-Check tools, the X34 can inspect pharmaceutical packages for broken or missing tablets in a blister pack, missing or damaged components in a medical device kit, and package seal integrity. 

The flexibility of the Integrity-Check tools allows for multiple simultaneous inspection on each individual package, ensuring that even the most complex inspection needs can be met. The X34 can be equipped with the ProdX advanced data management tool, which maximizes production efficiency and quality control. The ProdX software can store images of foreign body contamination, which can be viewed remotely, in full support of connectivity, traceability and compliance.

The X34 comes with METTLER TOLEDO’s advanced ContamPlus inspection software, which enhances contamination detection capabilities, helping manufacturers achieve a minimal False Reject Rate (FRR). This is a crucial means of reducing product waste and ensuring product safety. By lowering FRR, manufacturers can achieve higher production outputs without adding extra lines, boosting productivity and profitability. Subsequently, Total Cost of Ownership is reduced and Overall Equipment Effectiveness scores are increased.

Additionally, through the use of METTLER TOLEDO’s intuitive Integrity-Check tools, the X34 can inspect pharmaceutical packages for broken or missing tablets in a blister pack, missing or damaged components in a medical device kit, and package seal integrity.  The flexibility of the Integrity-Check tools allows for multiple simultaneous inspection on each individual package, ensuring that even the most complex inspection needs can be met. The X34 can be equipped with the ProdX advanced data management tool, which maximizes production efficiency and quality control. The ProdX software can store images of foreign body contamination, which can be viewed remotely, in full support of connectivity, traceability and compliance. The launch of the X34 with its optimized detection and automated set-up complements METTLER TOLEDO’s existing vertical X-ray range. Other systems include the compact, easy-to-use X33 for effective contamination detection with a low Total Cost of Ownership, and the highly configurable, advanced integrity inspection solution of the X36 for applications with multiple lanes.

All METTLER TOLEDO X-ray generators come with a 5-year warranty when a standard or comprehensive service contract is purchased, offering full protection of the most valuable part of the machine.