detection tool minimises food loss, says US developer
By Jane Byrne ,
Source of Article: http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Quality-Safety/Metal-detection-tool-minimises-food-loss-says-US-developer
metal detector targeted at the food processing sector offers minimal loss of
good material due to a fast reacting, powerful pneumatic drive for the reject
gate, says the manufacturer.
marketing manager at Bunting Magnetics Company, said that the new Quicktron 05 RH detector
provides reliable detection of metals such as ferrous, bronze alloys and
stainless steel in any type of food in the raw form without process
Metal detection in
food is required due to the fact that different processing equipment
throughout a facility gives off tiny stainless steel filings that must be
removed prior to further processing or packaging. Locating their presence can
prove to be difficult task for manufacturers, so detectors can help ensure
product safety and quality.
FoodProductionDaily.com that this Quicktron model
differs from conventional detectors in that it has a removable flap and
diverter that can be quickly disconnected without tools; in addition, he
said, it has a built-in sensing tube to block out outside interference.
He explained that the
detection process involves two sender coils and one transmitter coil working
in tandem so that as metal
passes through the system the electromagnetic field is disrupted, enabling a
signal to be sent to the controls for automatic separation of the metal from
According to Whitt,
the detector’s open framework and its round reject mechanism without critical
edges prevents dust and dirt settlement, while the product contacting parts
are made from food grade materials such as stainless steel, polypropylene,
silicone, and Teflon.
The Quicktron 05 RH is suitable for all applications and
throughputs, with round apertures available from 50 to 300mm diameter (2 to
12 inches), he continued.
Whitt said that the
metal detector features a touch pad control panel that has easy to follow
menus, and it is also easy to integrate into an existing plant as it has low
headroom and compact dimensions.
He added that the
detector should be placed within the processing line where raw food product
is being gravity fed into the production process.
based company said the Quicktron 05 RH is available
to European food manufacturers as well as its US client base.