At Anuga Foodtec Xnext presents XSpectra, the most advanced inspection system for quality control for food products


XSpectra is the food production inspection system capable of detecting low density foreign bodies not detectable with other instruments, such as wood, glass, insects and plastics. Customisable according to the product and applicable at different points in the production line, on raw materials as well as on bulk and packaged products.


Ensuring food safety and product quality through innovative technologies: this is the aim of Xnext, an Italian deep tech company specialized in multi-energy X-ray inspection systems for real-time quality control of industrial processes. Xnext at Anuga Foodtec will present its patented and proprietary XSpectra technology (stand: Hall 5.2 – Stand B040-C049).

Combining three levels of technological innovation such as photonics, nuclear microelectronics and artificial intelligence, XSpectra is now the world’s most innovative and advanced real-time food inspection system, capable of detecting contaminants that are not otherwise detectable, in particular high-density foreign bodies, such as stones, glass, metals, and low-density foreign bodies, such as plastic, non-calcified bones, insects, wood, mud.

XSpectra’s technology can be applied to inspect bulk products such as meat and vegetables or packaged products such as biscuits, tortellini and sauces. In fact, each inspection system is highly customisable to meet the needs of each type of product.

On the hardware side, the machine is designed according to the specifications of the production line in which it will be inserted (belt width, speed, etc.) and can be integrated with other technologies, such as weight control systems and inspection modules in the visible/infrared range.

XSpectra can be installed at different points along the production line, depending on specific needs and to provide full coverage of all possible contamination issues: at the inlet for an initial inspection of raw materials coming from the field, along the line to inspect bulk foodstuffs and to be able to detect and discard only the individual contaminated product, and at the end of the line to analyse the packaged product.

XSpectra also uses XInspector, the most advanced neural network-based inspection software on the market. The software can be customised for each product type and can be trained, once the machine is installed on the line, to inspect new product/contaminant combinations and to recognise whether or not food products are compliant on a wide variety of items.


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Once up and running, XSpectra is able to analyse each product directly on the production line in a few milliseconds to determine whether or not it meets the required quality standards. By adopting this multi-spectral inspection system, companies can control production quality and safety with unprecedented efficiency and reliability, thereby reducing waste and the risk of batch recalls. Each XSpectra machine installed on a production line can inspect, for example, 2 million tortellini, 6 million packs of biscuits, 36 million cheeses per month. 

“Two years ago, our technology was just a prototype, but today it is a fully automated machine that is receiving an excellent response from the market, with installation requests coming in from all over the world, particularly from France, where we have opened an office, the United States, Asia and the Middle East,” explains Bruno Garavelli, CEO and Co-Founder of Xnext.  “For 2022 we have already acquired orders for more than 30 systems.” 

Via Valtorta 48 – Milano – Italy
Tel. +39 02 45390524
email: info@x-next.com


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