Hybrid pixel detectors are used in the food industry for various quality control, inspection, and safety purposes. Their unique characteristics make them suitable for imaging, analyzing, and detecting contaminants or irregularities in food products. Hybrid pixel detectors are commonly used in food safety and quality control to detect and locate metal fragments, glass, bone, and to measure the fat content, moisture content, and other properties of food products.

X-ray Inspection

Hybrid pixel detectors are used in X-ray inspection systems for food products. These detectors capture high-resolution X-ray images of packaged or unpackaged food items, allowing for the detection of foreign objects, such as metal, glass, or plastic contaminants. The detectors’ sensitivity and resolution enable the identification and removal of contaminants, ensuring the safety and quality of food products.

Quality Control

Hybrid pixel detectors are contributing to quality control processes in the food industry. By capturing detailed X-ray images, these detectors can help identify defects, such as cracks, voids, or air pockets, in food items. They can also be used to monitor the uniformity and consistency of food products, ensuring that they meet specified standards and maintaining product integrity.

Packaging Inspection

Hybrid pixel detectors are suitable for inspecting the integrity and quality of food packaging materials. These detectors can detect and visualize defects or flaws in packaging, such as leaks, seals, or foreign particles. By ensuring proper packaging, direct conversion detectors help maintain the freshness, shelf life, and safety of food products.

Density Analysis

Hybrid pixel detectors are utilized to analyze the density of food products. By measuring the attenuation of X-rays passing through food items, these detectors can provide information about the density or composition of different components within the food. This is particularly useful for assessing the fat content, moisture content, or uniformity of food products.

Process Monitoring

Hybrid pixel detectors are integrated into food processing equipment for real-time monitoring and control. By continuously capturing X-ray images during processing, these detectors can assess the uniformity, consistency, and quality of food products. They can detect variations, such as uneven cooking, undercooking, or foreign object contamination, allowing for immediate corrective actions.


  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Spectral Imaging