Will x-ray inspection systems irradiate our product?

Are CXR’s x-ray inspection systems safe for our product? Will it irradiate our product?

This is both a good and common question most often asked when people are considering the lease of a CXR x-ray machine for non-destruction testing (NDT) of their products.

Radiation safety is a priority

Have you seen the Disney Movie titled ” Wall-E”?

If so, you’ll remember the scene when Wall-E first visits the contained ship, and he is found to be filled with “foreign contaminants”.

While CXR inspection equipment will not go around cleaning up contaminants within your product — like a little robot, it will identify any invisible issues your product my have.

Rest assured the CXR’s x-ray inspection systems are safe for your people and product(s).

Our x-ray equipment is in full compliance is Government Regulations 21 CFR 179.21, as highlighted on the right.

This regulations does warn for cabinet x-ray …

no food shall be exposed to radiation sources so as to receive an absorbed dose in excess of 10 grays.

CXR Company’s x-ray inspection machines do more than meet the limit, our xray inspection non-destructive testing equipment is well within these established limits.

CXR inspection systems safe design has one purpose

Our equipment is designed specifically to inspect products for foreign particle contaminants, product defects, etc. across various industries for numerous applications.

Within the scope of this inspection our x-ray machines do not perform irradiation, or sterilization of your goods /product(s).

As stated on the FDA’s Radiation- Emitting Products FAQ Page:
“The radiation dose typically received by objects scanned by a cabinet x-ray system is 1 millirad or less. The average dose rate from background radiation is 360 millirad per year. The minimum dose used in food irradiation for food preservation or destruction of parasites or pathogens is 30,000 rad.”

If you have any further questions about the safety of x-ray inspection equipment, or CXR Company’s NDT services using x-ray machines, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

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