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When it comes to x-ray inspection, Metrix NDT says you need look no further than its new service
Who are you and what do you do?
Metrix NDT is a new UK-based ‘one stop shop’ for x-ray inspection; supplying high quality x-ray generators, tubes, and digital detectors, as well as complete turnkey systems, accessories, training and advice.
The team at Metrix NDT have over 20 years’ experience in the fields of x-ray inspection, instrumentation and industrial inspection and work closely with customers to understand their particular inspection needs. We then propose appropriate and cost-effective solutions.
We can supply cost-effective integrated x-ray camera packages, bringing together matched generator and detector sets, which OEM customers can integrate into their own system designs, reducing R&D time and costs.
What have you focussed on recently?
Since its formation in early 2014 Metrix NTD has supplied equipment for inline / online inspection systems for quality control and research facilities. We have also started to look at the development of the next generation of advanced x-ray based NDT equipment.
What is your latest service / innovation?
Metrix NDT has recently signed an agreement with Detection Technology, Finland, to supply a range of high performance detectors.
How can you benefit the pharmaceutical sector?
Safety and security requirements are paramount for the production of pharmaceutical products. Detection of contaminants in solids, liquid or cream using x-ray can ensure product safety and security, protecting customers and brand image.
X-ray inspection can detect a wide range of contaminants including non-ferrous metals in foil, stainless steel, powders, bone, glass, wood, PVC, plastics, stone, ceramic, cement and rubber.
Foil and metallised film used in pharmaceutical packaging make contamination difficult to detect using conventional metal detection techniques. X-ray systems can scan foil blister packs and tablet/capsule containers with foil safety seals. X-ray can also be used to monitor fill control to ensure the correct dose is supplied to the customer.
In addition, x-ray can be used for final inspection, eliminating the need for gravimetric or volumetric checking, to confirm pack integrity and completeness.
The team at Metrix NDT are experienced in the needs of the pharmaceutical industry and can supply x-ray components, systems and advice at cost effective prices.
We are working closely with customers and manufacturers to develop and offer new products which meet customers’ needs.