New Metal Detector for Wet and Dry Products

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 10th September 2012

Manufacturers of food products with high moisture content may be interested in the latest with Mettler-Toledo Safeline’s Profile Select metal detector.  The new rectangular metal detection system offers sensitive detection system capabilities for both wet and dry products on food production lines is based on Variable Frequency technology.

Traditionally, only dry products can be successfully inspected at metal detectors’ maximum sensitivity setting. This is because wet or “conductive” products create an electrical signal, called a “product effect” that can disguise the signal generated by metal contaminants

Profile Select allows the operating frequency to be adjusted in small 1kHz increments. This precision frequency adjustment allows a variety of products with differing size, moisture content and packaging material to be inspected on the same productions line.

Mettler-Toledo Safeline is one of the world’s leading suppliers of metal detection and x-ray inspection solutions for the food and pharmaceutical industries.