A broad array of X-ray, metal detector and checkweigher solutions for food, pharmaceutical and consumer product quality and safety will be featured by Thermo Fisher Scientific at the Interpack 2017 trade fair.

Making its debut at the show is the Thermo Scientific NextGuard Pro, the latest model in the Thermo Scientific NextGuard X-ray inspection platform. In addition, the Thermo Scientific Versa Flex checkweigher will be on display for the first time in Europe.

The NextGuard Pro has been engineered to handle heavier product weights of up to 50 kilograms (110 pounds). The long, rugged, washdown conveyor is completely removable to facilitate maintenance and repair. To meet the needs of processors in countries with more stringent X-ray radiation regulations, additional shielding options are available.

The NextGuard technology platform, including the C330 conveyor and C500 wider-aperture models, is already used in more than 30 countries.

Thermo Scientific NextGuard C500

Thermo Scientific NextGuard C500

The Thermo Scientific Versa Flex (fixed height) and Versa Flex GP (height-adjustable cantilever) checkweighers are suited for dry applications and designed to enable users to control accuracy and reliability, helping to decrease product giveaway, maintenance and total cost of ownership.

Also on display will be the Thermo Scientific Xpert S400 X-ray inspection system. The unit was developed for tall-profile package inspection with a flexible, easy-to-use and cost-effective horizontal beam X-ray system. It’s designed to detect metal, glass, dense plastics and other foreign objects in vertically-oriented containers such as metal cans, plastic bottles, cartons and standup pouches.

Bob Ries, lead product manager, product inspection, Thermo Fisher, commented, “Customers around the world need to respond to increased regulatory requirements with inspection and detection technologies that are easy to use and reliable. At the same time, the solutions must support customers’ goals for operating effectiveness.”

“Drawing on our more than seven decades of product inspection experience, our applications and product experts understand our customers’ needs and respond with solutions designed to meet these growing requirements,” Ries added.

Rounding out the company’s interpack offerings are the APEX 500 metal detector, the Global VersaWeigh combination checkweigher and metal detector, the Versa RxV marking and verification pharmaceutical checkweigher, and the Versa 8120 chain checkweigher.

Interpack 2017 will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany, from the 4th-10th of May, Hall 8a, Stand C77.