In-line pipeline X-ray inspection for high speed inspection of pipelines of varying diameters (typically 2″ to 4″)

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Key Stats

X-ray tube
600W metal ceramic
Metal detection size
0.8 mm SS
Glass detection size
1.5 mm SLG
Up to 233 m/min
Available in 2,3 and 4 inch

Typical Applications

Bulk tomato inspections
Ground beef inspections
Pumped chicken/turkey

The Fermata provides high resolution inspection of piped goods.

The ScanTrac Fermata provides a high resolution x-ray inspection for product conveyed through a pipeline. The Fermata includes a variable diameter inspection pipe assembly for accurate and repeatable inspection of product flow. The high resolution of ScanTrac’s metal ceramic x-ray tubes enables the Fermata to identify small pieces of foreign material, such as bone, metal, glass, and rubber.

The compact inspection assembly installs in a short linear space and can be equipped with a remote monitor to enable installation on pipelines well off the production floor. The standard Fermata configuration includes a 4 inch diameter inspection pipeline assembly and positive acting two-way discharge valve assembly with mounting.

Tech Specs

Machine Architectures Side-view X-Ray system
X-Ray Tube Configuration One metal ceramic tube – one X-Ray beam
Pipeline Size Diameter minimum: 2 inch

Diameter maximum: 4 inch

Environment IP 65 (IP 69K optional)
Speed Up to 600 fpm
Voltage System 117V / 230V, 50/60 Hz single phase
Air For ejection only (as required)
Temperature 1ºC – 40ºC (up to 45ºC with optional air conditioner)
Dimensions (LxWxH) 914 x 1219 x 1369 mm


High Speed Operation

The Fermata’s high speed image acquisition and processing assures a high resolution inspection at speeds in excess of 600 feet per minutes. With a four inch diameter pipe, this means inspection processing of greater than 300 gallons per minute.

Continuous Image Processing

The Fermata’s high resolution x-ray beam inspects through the specially designed pipeline inspection assembly to optimize the image resolution across the full pipeline diameter.

Compact Design

The total linear profile of the Fermata inspection assembly is slightly more than three feet. With the ejection valve assembly mounted immediately downstream of the inspection system, less than 5 feet of linear space is required.

Quick Access

The Fermata’s quick access doors and flexible pipeline connections assure convenient access for review of the inspection assembly and cleaning.


Operations Guardian

Operations Guardian is a revolutionary monitoring system that offers a variety of advantages:

  • Real time system and performance monitoring of each machine
  • Proactive outreach from Peco-InspX service when problems occur
  • Insight into operational performance bottlenecks
  • Automatic archiving and classification of reject images
  • Optional archiving of all inspection images
Custom Engineering Solutions

Because Peco-InspX is a dedicated manufacturer of automated inspection equipment, we bring a wealth of engineering expertise on an almost unlimited number of inspection applications. If you have a unique inspection requirement, please talk to us.

IP69K Enclosure

The Fermata can be equipped with an IP69K enclosure for high pressure wash down environments.

Remote Operator Console

The remote operator console provides complete system monitoring and control up to 6 meters from the system unit.

Diverse Ejection Options

Peco-InspX offer over 15 distinct ejection solutions to handle any application. All diverters and ejectors are designed and built in California, USA.