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White Paper: Single Energy vs. Dual Energy X-ray

Single Energy Versus Dual Energy

Two types of x-ray technology are used for food inspection today – single energy and dual energy. The concept that dual energy offers more accuracy and sensitivity, regardless of the application, is not true. Both types of x-ray technology have advantages. When deciding whether to opt for single energy or dual energy x-ray inspection technology for contaminant detection, manufacturers should consider the following five factors:

  1. Likely contaminant(s)
  2. Product
  3. Packaging
  4. Production speed
  5. Customer specification

This White Paper, ‘Single Energy vs. Dual Energy – How to Select the Right X-ray Technology for Your Application’, illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of both x-ray technologies giving examples for the kinds of applications they are best suited for when inspecting for physical contaminants such as metal, glass, steel, stone or plastics.