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Keeping Breakfast in the Kremlin Safe.

Happy World Nutella Day! It’s been a strange few months for this sweet treat spread. Considering a jar of Nutella is sold every 2.5 seconds, the love from consumers seem to be quashing any negative stories that have recently hit the brand.

Don't Miss the IRR17 Deadline
If your company uses x-ray equipment you need to make sure you re-register on the new IRR17!
Merry Christmas from Cheyney

Cheyney Design and Development would like to wish all our customers a very happy Christmas and New Year.

The Camembert Inspection Solution
Cheney stablemate, Sapphire Inspection Solutions offers an insight to their x-ray inspection solution for a tricky cheese.
New Xray Inspection
Euroscan launches new Xray inspection services company. Conveniently located just off the M1/J36, the offers fast turnaround food and consumer product and Xray machine rental.
Platform 2015
The new 2015 Platform is released.  Featuring a new range of high reliably hardware and software framework designed for differentiation, along with drop-in replacement components.
Cheyney has moved!
Cheyney is moving to a new,  larger facility, from January 2010.
Sapphire 2009 training
The 2009 Sapphire training week has taken place at Cheyneys Lodge.
Sapphire Technical Conference
The 2009 Sapphire Alliance Technical Conference has been held in the Nihon Room at Pembroke College, Cambridge.  We have been pleased to welcome delegates from Australia, France, Germany, Spain, USA and United Kingdom.
Mobile Xray at France Scan
France Scan has taken delivery of a new mobile system for product rework and recovery.
Featured project
Flame-retardant paper
Flame-retardant material is analysed and recovered with CDD special solution.
CDD Hardware Control Cards
CDD Hardware Control Cards  End-of-line Xray stsyems comprise a series of mandatory hardware interface functions. A family of Xray Control Circuits is avalible to implement this in a robust and simple way. 

The Xray Control Circuit brings together all of the hardware functions needed to build a complete Xray system. The circuit comprises a microcontroller with input/output circuits which communicates with the computer via a USB or RS232 serial channel, so that the various functions can be controlled. The Xray Control Circuit checks and monitors the state of all the safety interlocks connected to the Xray system, and interfaces with the Safety Relay. It maintains the state of the lamp-stack and monitors the condition of the lamps, as required by law.

It controls the reject outputs and uses encoder signals or timers to produce precise activation of the rejectors and confirms correct ejection of the product. All outputs are protected and monitored.

As part of this control and monitoring process, the Xray Control circuit will identify a series of fault or warning conditions. These may be written to an event log. The entire Control Circuit makes a standalone sub-assembly which makes the system as a whole, very serviceable and easy to maintain, and is fully conformant with the Code of Practice of major retailers.


Xray Control Circuit controls: 

  • Lamp-stacks and indicators 
  • Interlocks and safety relays 
  • Xray generator controls (up to 8 generators) 
  • Motor controls and encoders 
  • Auxiliary I/O and flow control 
  • Triggering, Rejecting and Verification 
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