The AluScan Metal Detection System is now designed for wet environments, in the food industry. For increased operation, the control system is now located separately, making it more user friendly and easier to work with.
The AluScan only detects rest-magnetism, this ensures reliable detection of even the smallest stainless steel and ferrous metal contamination for products packed in Aluminium, for example; ready meals, pies, tartlets, snack products, chocolate, chewing gum and soup sachets.
The products presented for inspection travel along the AluScan conveyor through a permanent magnet, where it is magnetized and carried over the magnetic sensor bed. For products over 50mm, an additional sensor can be placed above the product to ensure an accurate level of detection.
As aluminium cannot be magnetized, the magnetic sensors do not “see” the aluminium packaging. Therefor any products contaminated with ferrous and/or stainless steel are detected and automatically rejected by the reject mechanism, without interrupting the production process.