Metal Detection vs. X-Ray Inspection: Which Is Right for Your Food or Pharmaceutical Operation?

Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Pharma Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Drug Safety, Food, Food Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Food Testing, Food Safety & Regulation,
  • Monday, November 05, 2018

It is a top priority for food and pharmaceutical companies to ensure their products are safe and free from foreign body contamination such as metal, glass, stone and calcified bone. To do this, most companies invest in inspection equipment such as metal detectors and X-ray inspection machines as part of their quality control process. However, this equipment has been around for a long time and over the years there have been huge technological and engineering advances made in both. With all the progress made, it may be unclear which equipment is best for your operation.

In this webinar, Loma’s North America Technical Director will help you understand the strength and weaknesses of both metal detectors and X-ray systems to help you determine which system will ensure you are protecting your consumers from foreign body contamination.

Key takeaways include:

  • Metal detection and X-ray inspection basics
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each technology
  • Key application specific concerns
  • Case study examples


Tom Wolcott, North America Technical Director, Loma Systems, an ITW Company

Tom is the North America Technical Director at Loma Systems. He is responsible for leading and supporting all external and internal technical requirements for Loma’s complete product line. Tom and his team ensure that the equipment and system solutions provided are at the highest level of performance, quality and customer satisfaction.

Tom received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Technology from Bradley University and his Master’s of Science degree in Product Development from Northwestern University. He comes to Loma with over 27 years experience designing equipment for the food processing industry.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar is ideal for food and pharmaceutical professionals responsible for selecting and purchasing inspection equipment.

Roles include:

  • QA/QC Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Plant Engineer
  • Engineering Manager

What You Will Learn

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • Metal detection and X-ray inspection basics
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each technology
  • Key application specific concerns
  • Case study examples


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Loma Systems

Established in 1969, LOMA SYSTEMS® designs, manufactures and supports inspection equipment used to identify contaminants and product defects within the food, packaging and pharmaceutical industries, principally offering metal detectors, checkweighers and X-ray inspection systems.  LOMA® operates from several locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and works closely with the world’s largest food and packaging companies to meet industry needs and comply with retailer codes of practice. 

LOMA has earned a reputation for consistent quality and advanced technology, the result of continuous and far-reaching research and development programs.  Our passion to provide the best solutions allows our customers to comply with, and exceed, product safety standards, weight legislation and retailer codes of practice while maximizing production uptime and enjoying lower lifetime equipment costs. 

Loma operates as part of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a global Fortune 250 diversified industrial manufacturer of value added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses.  

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