X-Ray Scanning

X-ray scanning is an important process for removing dense foreign material such as stones, metal, soil and glass fragments.

X-ray scanning is an important process for removing dense foreign material such as stones, metal, soil and glass fragments from product. Product is passed under an x-ray source on a conveyor belt, and the rays are directed down through the product onto a detector array beneath the belt. In this way an x-ray shadow picture of the product is created and any denser pieces show up as dark spots on the picture, these are then rejected from the product flow. It is particularly useful where there is a contamination of broken glass in a product. Because of the translucent nature of glass, a colour sorter can often miss it as a contaminant whereas the x-ray will always see it as a dark dense object and reject it.

Like the colour sorters the x-ray is limited in the size of contaminant that it is able to detect, our x-ray has a 0.4mm pixel size in its detector array which is the highest resolution that is currently available.

Some of the more common products that we process with X-ray scanning include:

  • Adzuki Beans
  • Alubia Beans
  • Amaranth
  • Baby Green Lima Beans
  • Baby White Lima Beans
  • Beluga Lentils
  • Black Barley
  • Black Kidney Beans
  • Black Lentils
  • Black Quinoa
  • Black Rice
  • Black Turtle Beans
  • Blackeye Beans
  • Borlotti Beans
  • Brown Beans
  • Brown Linseed
  • Brown Rice
  • Buckwheat
  • Bulgur Wheat
  • Butter Beans
  • Channa Dall
  • Chia Seed
  • Chick Peas
  • Coriander
  • Cracked Freekeh Wheat
  • Cranberry Beans
  • Cumin Seed
  • Dark Red Kidney Beans
  • Dark Speckled Green Lentils
  • Desi Chickpeas
  • Flageolet Beans
  • Freekeh Wheat
  • Golden Linseed
  • Great Northern Beans
  • Green Lentils
  • Gunga Peas
  • GWS Pumpkinseed
  • Hemp Seed
  • Large Lima Beans
  • Maize
  • Maple Peas
  • Marrowfat Peas
  • Millet
  • Mung Beans
  • Mung Dal
  • Peabeans
  • Pearl Barley
  • Pearled Spelt
  • Pinto Beans
  • Popcorn
  • Poppy Seed
  • Pumpkinseed
  • Red Quinoa
  • Red Rice
  • Red Split Lentils
  • Rosecocoa Beans
  • Rye Berries
  • Sorghum Seed
  • Spelt Wheat
  • Sunflower Seed
  • Toor Dall
  • Urid Beans
  • Urid Dall
  • Wheat Berries
  • White Quinoa
  • White Rice
  • White Maize
  • Whole Brown Lentils
  • Yellow Split Peas

To view the full range of processing services that we offer, click here.

If you would like further details on our X-ray scanning service, or to discuss your processing requirements then please do get in touch on 01223 834100 or hello@granta.uk.com.

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