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X5 4-inch Pipeline for higher volume inspection

Why do we need a 4-inch product

The 4-inch Pipeline X-ray detection system has been introduced to compliment the current pipeline range.Following our customer back innovation programme, our customers highlighted the need for a product with 4-inch couplings and higher throughput. While the current 2.5-inch and 3-inch products offered excellent contaminant detection, our customers required higher volume inspections.

Product Sectors
The X5 4-inch Pipeline is perfect for large hams, gammon, salami, corned beef, etc. Products made from re-formed muscle and protein. Plus, the X5 4-inch Pipeline is equally capabile with fast, free-flowing products such as jam, chutneys, soups or sauces, where you want to detect more than just metal.

Our development journey of the 4-inch manifold:
The X-ray section is a rectangle, in effect, it changes the shape of the contents rather than compressing it. There is minimal reduction in flow or risk of back pressure issues. Plus, the feed to the X-ray section is on a gradual incline to aid flow and reduce back pressure.

Reject valve options

ARL suitable for 2.5-inch | 3-inch | 4-inch

ARL Reject Valve

Arc design for vacuum filler applications with strip-down cleaning suitable for whole muscle meat.


Lee Ball Valve

Lee Ball Valve

Whole muscle (raw meat) applications require a sharp cutting action, and a Lee Ball valve would be advisable.


The 4-inch Pipeline has all the flexibility of the X5 range

  • Excellent Detection of Bone, Metals, Glass, and Stone. The X5 Pipeline provides the capability to inspect for bone, ceramic, glass,and dense plastics.
  • In addition, it improves the metal detection levels, in comparison to a pipeline-based metal detector, detecting stainless steel, ferrous and nonferrous metals.
  • Peace of mind that no contaminants will pass inspection.
  • The X5 Pipeline includes an Icon-driven full-color touchscreen control interface with easy-to-use product learning and features and layout.
  • Enhanced production data visibility.
  • An easy-to-use capacitive 8 touchscreen Ensure the highest levels of regulatory compliance through real-time data collection. - Easy to recover data if required.
  • Easy access to all machine areas. The IP69 comes as standard for harsh wash-down environments.Reduced risk of cross-contamination through poor cleaning regime.
  • The easy-to-remove cassette makes cleaning and maintenance a walk in the park.

Ideal for these products

Downloads for the X5 4-inch Pipeline for higher volume inspection

To find out more about Loma's X-ray Inspection range download our brochure.


Additional Features

  • Check product integrity including counting and missing items
  • Features AAT Technology
  • Manufactured with LOMA's "Designed to Survive" philosophy
  • Lead free construction


Material of Construction: 304 Brushed stainless steel
System Length: 400mm (Without Reject)
Line Height Option: 750 - 1000mm (+/- 50 adjustment)
X-Ray Output: 100W (50kV 2 mA)
IP Rating: IP69K
Pipe Diameter ("): 2.5" | 3" | 4"
Speed Range: 20 - 80 m/min
Supply Voltages: 85 to 265 V, single phase 50/60Hz, neutral & amp;Earth
Cooling: Vortex (requires compressed air connection)
Operating Environment (standard): 10 - 35°C (50 - 95 °F)
Operating Environment (warm-up enabled): 0 - 10 °C (32 - 50 °F)
X-Ray Safety: Leakage less than 1 μSv/h
Reporting: Event, Batch, Shift
Data Retrieval: Via USB, Ethernet