E-beam and X-ray System Configurations

E-beam and X-ray System Configurations

Shield design and product handling

The design of the product handling must take into considerations product and process specificities. It is rarely a standard off-the-shelf configuration which is implemented.

Deciding how to handle products, how to bring them to the irradation area, how to present them to the beam and how to integrate the irradiation system with other production and storage processes are critical decisions Mevex helps customers to take.

Main shield configurations

Inhouse – inline


4 – 10 MeV

E-beam, optional X-ray

Steel shielding

150 – 200 m²

Continuous processing

Installed in existing buildings

Dedicated facility

Boxes or pallets

5 – 12 MeV

E-beam and/or X-ray

Concrete shielding

350 m² +

Continuous processing

Dedicated irradiation facilities

Custom solution designs

Besides traditional configurations, Mevex also proposes custom designed systems for specific demands such as in house or in line processing.

Markets like phytosanitary treatment of food have specific needs depending on the food produce to be treated.

Research institute have also very particular needs which need a dedicate design.

One size doesn’t fit all!

Bunker design options

Trays, boxes or pallets

Packaging constraints will drive the product handling requirements.

Customer boxes may be loaded directly on the conveyor, on trays or on pallets.

Dual side beam

Opposite side irradiation increases the overall height of the bunker but makes it possible to irradiate boxes from both sides without flipping.

This set-up is particularly usufull for fragile products which may be damaged with excessive handling.

Redundant Linacs

Linacs can be installed next to each other. This allows starting a business with a single Linac and increase capacity when needed by adding a second Linac next to the first one.

A second Linac brings redundancy. The facility is not down if an issue occurs on one of the Linacs.

Safety system

The Mevex safety system has been designed to meet the most stringent safety standards to provide the safest environment for your workplace.


Mevex also supplies and integrates robots for automizing product handling, palletization, integration with customer production lines.

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