Frequently asked questions
Here are the most frequently asked questions about our most innovative x-ray inspection systems and food safety.
What happens if I do not have any x-ray inspection system?
It is always a big risk to take having a product go into the market without any inspection. If there are contaminants which manufacturer failed to detect early on that could cause harm to consumers, the product’s brand would not only suffer, there is a huge possibility of product recall which would negatively impact the profit. And while traditional metal detectors can find metal particles in your production line, they cannot detect other hazards such as stones mixed in with the raw materials, or glass from broken light bulbs, so it’s better to have a more advanced x-ray inspection systems.
What type of contaminants can an x-ray food quality system detect?
Food safety x-ray systems can identify pieces of metal, glass fragments, stone splinters, bones, and hard plastics, to name a few. Such an x-ray inspection system detects packaging without contents, packaging defects, and containers with damaged contents.
Do I need to be concerned about operator or product safety while using the system?
The MEKI, MidMEKI, and CombiMEKI food inspection systems use less power and emit lower radiation levels compared to similar systems used in medical or airport baggage control applications. Stringent quality control ensures that our products neither leak radiation nor affect the quality of food being inspected.
How can an x-ray inspection system detect metal contaminants in products packaged in metal, such as aluminum?
Metal detectors will not work on products with metal packaging. With MEKI, packaging and potential contaminants can share the same composition and still be detected. Our x-ray systems can pick up irregular densities, suspicious shapes, and identify metal-in-metal as well as glass-in-glass contaminants.
Is the cost of x-ray inspection higher than metal detection systems? If so, why consider it?
MEKI technology is more cost-efficient versus traditional metal detection systems. We offer product inspection solutions that can save your brand protection and costly product recalls. For any food producer, this capability is nothing short of a necessity. Read more about food x-ray inspection.
What is MEKI?
The MEKI system is an innovative food inspection concept that combines the relative affordability and compact size of metal detectors with the stringent inspection performance of x-ray systems. The system allows for greater flexibility whenever food production managers and business owners need to make decisions regarding quality assurance. Besides foreign object detection, MEKI offers a checkweigher option and high-speed lines and multi-line inspection capabilities.
How does MEKI deal with weight control?
MEKI can approximate product mass. For superior reliability and accuracy, be sure to pair the system with a checkweigher module that enables high-precision weighing AND x-ray inspection with every product being screened.
Who is Mekitec?
Mekitec’s founders and key members have more than 25 years of combined experience in x-ray detection technology. The company was established in 2005, and its proprietary MEKI technology was developed in 2011. The company remains at the forefront of brand protection through its x-ray product inspection solutions for the food safety industry.
Why are MEKI-systems relatively inexpensive in terms of maintenance and spare parts?
Mekitec develops its systems—software, x-ray generator and detector, in collaboration with its technology partners. By assembling a compact system we can expedite our suppliers to meet demand, thereby eliminating delays and margin stacks. We have designed this concept specifically to challenge the use of metal detectors, and to that end, we focus on ease of production, performance, cost-efficiency, and long useful life.