A manufacturer of X-ray systems for the food and aviation industries is developing a new system which requires a conveyor that can accommodate X-ray plates. The material to be conveyed, in this case large fish, must be X-rayed on the conveyor as it passes through the system and then conveyed through a CT scanner. The system will be integrated into an inspection area without food standards.
A belt conveyor with a metal-free conveyor belt was developed based on the GUF-P 2041. Since the area above the X-ray plates must be metal-free for X-ray processing, the slide bed was made of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) instead of steel. The entire conveyor frame was removed in the area where the CT scanner operates. The customer installed the conveyor in their plant and used an alternative metal-free solution for the missing conveyor frame.