Shield design and product handling
The design of the product handling must take into considerations product and process specificities. It is rarely a standard of-the-shelve 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
30 x 30 x 30 cm products
Alternative to Gamma Cell (GC220)
Inhouse – inline
4 – 10 MeV
150 – 200 m²
Installed in existing buildings
Boxes or pallets
5 – 12 MeV
350 m² +
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.
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.
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, …