"The X-ray inspection equipment is used to measure bell peppers. It's kind of like a medical X-ray procedure. In the case of bell peppers, the thickness of the flesh varies with season and the type of pepper.
After measurement by the X-ray inspection equipment, the peppers are ranked using a sorter. The unit can measure 200-250 peppers per minute.
"We photograph the X-ray image. We then estimate the weight using the density of the image to make very accurate measurements. The biggest advantage of using X-rays is the ability to accurately weigh bell peppers, despite being hollow and having varying flesh thickness."
Ishida plans to make a formal product announcement toward the end of this year.
VIDEO Ranking and Sorting Bell Peppers at High-speed