Go Beyond Metal Detection - Future Proof Integration

Integrated conveyorized metal detection systems based on production and compliance needs

What if you could go beyond metal detection and introduce an integrated converyorized metal detection system for futureproof flexibility?  Download this free guide which discusses the benefits of an integrated conveyorized metal detection system and how their future proof design can meet the changing requirements of the food industry and  manufacturers’ needs when detecting metal contaminants.

Having a reliable and highly sensitive metal detection system within a production line is important for food manufacturers to fulfil their basic regulatory and compliance requirements. 

Reliable, precise performance starts with choosing the right metal detector

At the most basic level, metal detectors are installed to help ensure compliance with food safety standards, and to protect expensive downstream equipment. In these instances, it may be enough to install an entry-level metal detector that offers a solid level of performance and reliability, particularly if the product is dry and not subject to product effect.
However, what if you could have an integrated conveyorized metal detection system that will grow and change with your business needs? This is the next level of metal detection aimed at providing far greater benefits than merely the detection of metal contaminants.

Highly configurable systems deliver future-proof flexibility

With an integrated conveyorized metal detection system, manufacturers can be confident they are compliant with food safety legislation and retailer requirements, safe in the knowledge that it delivers the best possible integration for maximum production uptime. Supplementing the system with intelligent data collection software takes it one-step further, to deliver a fully integrated process solution that enhances production efficiency.
A flexible, modular design leads to safer, faster and easier service interventions, thus reducing production downtime. Systems that provide interchangeable reject devices and greater configuration flexibility of components allow for future-proofing. The most innovative systems can be modified in-situ with no welding, drilling, or cutting required.

If productivity and brand protection are the key drivers, then a metal detector optimized for a specific application so it delivers higher sensitivity performance may be the most cost-effective investment in the long run.
Integrated conveyorized metal detection system can offer a unique combination of Multi-Simultaneous Frequency and Product Signal Suppression technology to overcome a phenomenon called ‘Product Effect.’ This is where the product’s own characteristics, such as moisture, salt content, temperature and other factors, can limit the metal detector’s ability to distinguish between the products itself and a contaminant.
Overcoming the issue of Product Effect by minimizing the active product signal has two key advantages.

It can detect significantly smaller irregular-shaped contaminants and ultimately decreases the chances of metal contaminated products reaching retailers' shelves and end consumers.

It can virtually eliminate false rejects. Food manufactures can reduce their risk of a product recall, and increase their staff efficiency by reducing the investigative burden associated with those false rejects, as well as reducing unnecessary product waste.

Optimized Quality Assurance

By investing in an integrated future-proof solution, food manufacturers benefit from having a solution that delivers the best possible integration for maximum potential uptime. Conveyorized applications make it easier to inspect a wide range of food products at Critical Control Points (CCPs) to provide reliable quality assurance.

Contaminated products are detected, and can be rejected and removed from the production process with a range of options, from stop-on-detect through to fully automated reject systems. Due diligence packages provide failsafe monitoring options to meet specific compliance requirements.
Looking Ahead
The key to a future-proofed, integrated conveyorized metal detection system is a design that meets food manufacturers changing requirements for light to heavy-duty products. Configuring feature sets to suit manufacturers' own processes allows for future-proofing regardless of the working environment. With production costs increasing, food manufacturers need solutions to help reduce their total cost of ownership.