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Glass bottles inspected by ScanTrac x-ray inspection

Ensure Glass-Free Product With ScanTrac

Any company working with glass containers needs to inspect their product with X-Ray; even the most robust QA process cannot prevent glass shards from ending up in the final product. Even the best rinsing process is not enough – the only way to keep glass out of product is to thoroughly inspect every single container and remove contaminated ones. Couple ScanTrac X-Ray systems with our new advanced analytics tool Operations Guardian to gain powerful insight on vital metrics and continuously improve your operation.

The Best Solution For Glass:  ScanTrac Trio

Glass containers represent special inspection challenges. Container shape and sizing can make glass difficult to inspect – glass jars have punts and are often irregular shapes and sizes. Triple Beam ScanTrac machines can completely inspect all aspects of the glass container and its contents because the side beams can “see around” the punt to inspect the entire container.

ScanTracs Find A Wide Range of Contaminants

ScanTrac systems can find a wide range of contaminants in glass containers, including but not limited to:


ScanTrac Trio Superior Glass Inspection By Design

Outer Beams See Around Glass Walls and Push Ups

The illustration below demonstrates how a glass bead could hide in front or behind this region of a bottle. The high concentration of glass in this region would typically render the area worthless for inspection; however, as the illustration shows, what hides from one beam of the Trio lies in clear sight for another beam. Some glass shards and other foreign materials may be easier to detect from one angle vs. another. The Trio's three beams provide a statistically significant increase in probability of detecting foreign materials in your product.


ScanTrac Trio Inspection Layout (Top View)

Precise Fill Level Inspection

The center beam of the Trio captures a head X-Ray image of the container, allowing for precise fill level detection.


The difference in fill between the images shown above is less than 5 grams in an 8 ounce glass jar. The inspection area (dotted line rectangle bracketed by yellow dashed line) can be adjusted vertically and horizontally for optimal fill control.

Center Beam Inspects for Cap Presence

The cap inspection can be positioned precisely in this image from the center X-Ray beam to provide accurate missing cap control.

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trio cap right


The images above demonstrate Trio's ability to detect the presence (left image) or absence (right image) of a container's lid or cap.

Center Beam Eliminates Product Spacing Issues

For complete inspection of a glass jar using only two beams, the jars must be spaced. Even if the inspection is made after naturally separating systems such as labelers and cappers (or even when jars are transferred to an accelerated conveyor), the jars may move close to another jar and eliminate the typically required half diameter spacing.


When containers are inspected without adequate separation in a dual beam system (see red circle above), the images are combined, creating an “overlapped” image as shown above. This condition can be detected by the X-Ray system but the inspection is incomplete. With only two images, the options the user has are to either a) accept all overlaps, or b) reject all overlaps. With the Trio, an assured inspection is always provided.

The Advantages of ScanTrac

Smart Technology

Our remote diagnostics system can solve 90% of problems without a technician visit.

Smart Analytics

Get deep insight into inspection performance that will help your entire business run more smoothly!

Best in Class Cost of Ownership

ScanTracs are among the most robust X-Ray inspection machines on the market. This means that they cost less to own and are available with a very affordable extended maintenance offering!

ScanTrac Minimizes False Rejects

The best inspection systems need to both find defects when they occur and minimize false rejects. False rejects are expensive not just due to the loss of salable product but because of the labor allocated to addressing them.

ScanTrac minimizes rejects because it offers an exceptionally repeatable inspection process that is not sensitive to temperature, humidity, condition of product, etc.

In many applications the false reject rate on ScanTrac systems is on the order of 1:100,000!

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Recommended ScanTrac Models

ScanTrac Trio


The ScanTrac Trio uses three X-Ray beams to providing industry leading performance in X-Ray inspection of glass bottles and jars. The outer beams see around the push up and sidewalls of glass containers, while the center beam provides precise fill level and cap inspection.

Trio Highlights

  • Inspect glass jars without any conveyor spacing requirement
  • Speeds up to 2400 containers per minute
  • High performance beryllium X-Ray tube

Typical Applications:

  • Any glass food or beverage container

ScanTrac Crescendo


The ScanTrac Crescendo is ideally suited for taller glass containers. Note that the suitability of the Crescendo or the Solo for an application is driven by the complete container dimensions.

Crescendo Highlights

  • Patented vertically adjustable X-Ray beam
  • Speeds up to 2400 containers per minute
  • High performance beryllium X-Ray tubes

Typical Applications

  • Gallon glass jugs
  • Taller rigid containers

ScanTrac Solo


The ScanTrac Solo can find metal in glass, metal, bones in tuna, stones in beans in a variety of sizes of simple glass containers. Simple glass containers have no punts or complex shapes.

Solo Highlights

  • Designed for smaller simple glass containers
  • Speeds up to 2400 containers per minute
  • High performance beryllium X-Ray tube

Typical Applications

  • Baby food jars
  • Any smaller rigid container (ScanTrac Trio recommended for most glass applications)