It all began in 1895.
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen stuck his hand in a beam of radiation and got a nice picture on a fluorescent screen. He rushed off to tell his wife and take her hand picture as she had a nice wedding ring and produced the first images showing the inside of the material as well as a ‘foreign’ object. He set about studying this new phenomenon. He labelled the rays ‘x’ as an unknown quantity and concluded that they are highly penetrative, travel in straight lines at the speed of light, and can produce ionising, fluorescent and scattered radiation.
Mantex AB use an advanced configuration of his miraculous discovery to measure organic materials – inside and out, and detect foreign objects, and a lot more besides.
All processes that refine or use harvested trees, plants or crops are influenced by variations in the properties of the raw material. In particular the large differences in water content causes challenges for purchasing and processing organic matter in industrial quantities. We know of no other effective method to detect, measure, and instantly apply the results to achieve the benefits.
Globally we believe that combustion of renewables as well as the pulp and paper industry, the timber industry and the bio-fuel industry together have a turnover of more than EURO 1000 billion. These industries are constantly trying to compensate for the unpredictability of the raw material. The effect is that countless millions are wasted in energy, chemicals, yields, quality and labour costs. If the true potential of the feed material could be utilised the huge economic advantages to the producer would be accompanied by improvements to the environment.