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HEUFT eXaminer II XB

Simply detecting more:  top-down inspection with pulsed X-ray technology based on the HEUFT SPECTRUM II.

The HEUFT eXaminer II XB achieves simply more when specifically detecting solid foreign objects in packaged and unpackaged food:  the unique combination of pulsed X-ray technology and full-field image converters carries out a careful top-down inspection with a new dimension in precision, flexibility and range with maximum operational reliability.  The continuous examination of particularly large-sized products with a minimum amount of radiation is accomplished simply safely.  The high level of automation of the HEUFT SPECTRUM II device platform and the self-explanatory HEUFT NaVi user guidance make the error-free operation of the end of line system simply easy.


Foreign object detection

Maximising detection reliability:  top-down inspection with unique pulsed X-ray technology.

Glass, metal and stones:  foreign objects such as these have as little place in flow packs, thermoform packaging, pouches and composite packages as in solid products or food jars.  The HEUFT eXaminer II XB finds them!  A unique combination of X-ray strobes, compact full-field image converters and HEUFT reflexxA.I image processing, available exclusively from HEUFT, ensures the maximum range, speed and precision of the top-down inspection.


Larger sized products can be examined continuously and with high precision due to the large, sensitive detection surface.  Even the border areas of the extremely clear X-ray images remain free of distortions and aberrations.  The low radiation level is unequalled.  It is emitted as X-ray flashes which only last a thousandth of a second.  In addition this prevents motion blurs at line speeds of up to 1,200 products per minute and therefore ensures maximum detection accuracy.


The inspection of product and packaging

Simply detecting more:  the detection of damaged and incomplete products.

Defective, incomplete products and missing packaging components:  the HEUFT eXaminer II XB also identifies such faults using pulsed X-ray technology and full-field image converters with an unprecedented precision.  The HEUFT reflexxA.I real-time image processing system with teaching in capability clearly differentiates between real faults and harmless product inhomogeneities and packaging structures in the course of this.


This is also achieved reliably in the case of oversized products due to the extended sensitive detection surface.  In contrast to metal detectors neither the product's own signal nor metal packaging components can impair the detection reliability.
A static inspection is also possible because there is no permanent beam emitted but merely X-ray flashes only lasting a millisecond.  The product can also be precisely examined when the conveyor is not moving e.g. for internal quality assurance purposes.


Fault rejection

Preventing recalls:  the reliable rejection of faulty containers.

Fast, careful and accurate:  highest precision when detecting faults is only effective if the products in question are also removed afterwards.  The single-segment and multi-segment rejection systems of the HEUFT rejector series deal with this both precisely and carefully.

Product monitoring and self-tests

Playing it safe:  exact product tracking and regular self-tests.

Always knowing the current location of a particular product:  each one is tracked precisely for this.  This ensures that none remain uninspected.


The integrated reject verification checks that each product identified as faulty is really removed.  Standard test programs guarantee a regular examination of the detection performance.  Network-based continuous documenting and long-term archiving of the results.


Optional additional functions

Detecting even more:  extensions to the range of functions.

The HEUFT SPECTRUM II systems with their modular design can be extended at any time.  Thus the optional multi flash option carries out a complete top-down inspection of particularly long products.  Dividing the conveyor up makes the parallel examination of two smaller products at the same time possible.  This increases the maximum throughput of the HEUFT eXaminer II XB up to 2,400 products per minute!


Lifetime-optimised pulsed X-ray

Simply better and more sustainable detecting: Unique technology with extended reliability.

More precise, gentler, more durable: what makes the HEUFT X-ray systems so unique is above all the pulsed X-ray technology which is exclusively available from us. Instead of an uninterrupted continuous beam only a short X-ray pulse of a millisecond is emitted. And only at the moment when a product to be examined for dangerous foreign bodies and other safety risks is actually in the detection area. Even if the line speeds are extremely high or fluctuate, full detection reliability is achieved with unrivalled low radiation. The specially developed X-ray tube and other sustainably optimised components not only increase the coverage and sensitivity of radiometric inspection. The same applies to reliability and lifetime, so that the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is significantly reduced.



Long before individual X-ray components can lose performance or fail, users are also informed in good time so that they still have enough time for preventive maintenance. Filaments are even integrated redundantly: if one should fail, the other takes over immediately and fully automatically, so that production can continue without interruption. Furthermore novel full-field image converters for which HEUFT can now guarantee a lifetime of eight years* within the framework of an existing maintenance contract and a free replacement within this period in the case of a defect ensure considerably more sensitivity, availability and operational reliability with a reduced TCO.








Simply automating:  universal device platform for maximum performance.

Highly automated, universal and powerful:  the HEUFT SPECTRUM II ensures optimum detection and operational reliability during an in-line quality assurance for the sustainable safeguarding of product quality and line efficiency.


The cross-system control unit with multiprocessing capability for different modules, systems and applications convinces due to its exceptional degree of automation.  Brand and format changes can be carried out without manual intervention.  The unique human machine interface of the universal device platform is self-explanatory.  Human resources are effectively saved in this way.  In-house developed hardware and software of the latest generation and a future-proof network connection achieve highest computing power and data transmission in real time.  The result:  maximum precision during purposeful product tracking, inspection and rejection.



HEUFT reflexx A.I.

Simply detecting more:  real-time image processing with artificial intelligence.

The AI discipline of machine learning for targeted object classification has been mastered by our self-developed image processing since 2010! And since then it has learned a lot: intelligent filters distinguish drops of water on the container from air bubbles in the glass and even make it possible to identify tiny defects which are hidden behind ACLs or embossings. HEUFT reflexx A.I. now also uses deep learning!


Appropriately trained neural networks are used for example to denoise X-ray images or to find dangerous foreign objects in structured products and to reliably distinguish them from good objects which are extremely similar in their shape, size and density. With true artificial intelligence, the hardware and software from our own development and production again increases detection reliability - and minimises the false rejection rate. The smart image processing can be directly integrated into the HEUFT reflexx A.I. camera which was developed in-house and which processes and evaluates its own images directly in real time and raises the adaptive image analysis to a top level.




Simply knowing what to do:  self-explanatory audiovisual user guidance.

Intuitive, individual and audiovisual:  previous knowledge is not required in order to operate the HEUFT SPECTRUM II systems reliably.  The HEUFT NaVi user guidance is self-explanatory and supports the respective user step by step.


An RFID login with user-related access rights provides an overview and makes the respective user's work simply easy:  he only sees what he really needs to on the clearly arranged touchscreen user interface with a flat menu structure, integrated tutorials and precise auxiliary tools in order to fulfil his specific tasks optimally.  He is supported by a virtual assistant in the course of this.  She speaks to him and clearly explains what has to be done when and where.  Purposeful and focussed on the essentials – the audiovisual HEUFT NaVi user guidance makes the reliable operation of HEUFT systems simply easy!



HEUFT checkPoints

Simply seeing where what has to be done:  trouble-free localisation.

Clear, direct and purposeful:  the user can cope immediately on the rare occasions when manual intervention is needed.  Because eye-catching HEUFT checkPoints make it clear at a glance exactly when it is necessary to take matters in hand in addition to the audiovisual information which the HEUFT NaVi provides.


The orange tags not only flash on the touchscreen but also at the respective component if the worst comes to the worst.  The problem is located without a long search.  This saves time and human resources, shortens standstills and therefore increases productivity.


Network technologies

Networking everything:  online connection for increased efficiency and quality.

Information transmission in real time, production data acquisition, line analysis and remote maintenance:  networking is the answer!


HEUFT systems have future-proof network interfaces (Gigabit Ethernet and TCP / IP) for an online connection via the Internet and the database interface (SQL / DDE) for top line efficiency and an optimum quality management with considerably faster and easier workflows.  Therefore production data, shift records, productivity faults and HACCP limit value analyses are available network-wide.  The result:  early identification of quality and efficiency problems.  The firewall protected direct connection to the HEUFT TeleService makes competent remote maintenance possible all around the clock.


HEUFT CleanDesign

Cleaning quite simply:  hygiene-optimised construction.

Accessible, clean and safe:  its HEUFT CleanDesign predestines the system for use in hygienically sensitive areas.


Sloping surfaces facilitate cleaning and prevent the accumulation of stubborn dirt.  Special channels and openings allow the liquids required for cleaning purposes to be drained off completely.  Consequently dangerous germs and bacteria have no contact surface whatsoever.  Specially constructed casings and doors create optimum accessibility.  The electronics are totally encapsulated.  Sensitive areas such as the inspection units are dust-proof and protected against contact as well as water jets.



  • ideal for products and packaging in larger formats
  • large, sensitive detection surface due to unique combination of pulsed X-ray technology and compact full-field image converters
  • maximum detection reliability with minimum radiation exposure
  • reliable check of up to 2,400 products per minute during the two in one parallel inspection
  • independent of product's own signal and metal packaging components
  • compact construction in accordance with the hygiene-optimised HEUFT CleanDesign
  • minimum false rejection rate due to the HEUFT reflexxA.I real-time image processing system and an individual teaching in procedure
  • highly automated HEUFT SPECTRUM II platform with self-explanatory HEUFT NaVi user guidance
  • automatic adjustment of the detection units during brand and format changes
  • extensive self-diagnosis, monitoring and documenting functions