Throat and Super Throat vertical metal detectors are designed for integration with Vertical Form, Fill and Seal (VFFS) equipment to inspect free-falling products in food processing and packaging applications. These vertical metal detectors are particularly suitable for snack food and confectionery processing where metallized film packaging is used. Inspection of metal contaminants within the product flow takes place immediately before the product enters the bag, overcoming any limitations created by the wrapping material - and ensuring the highest levels of sensitivity is achieved.
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How easily can METTLER TOLEDO Safeline metal detectors be integrated with other vertical packing solutions?
Optimizing process efficiency is essential to meet the demands of your customers and maximize the profitability of your business. Our Vertical Throat and Super Throat metal detectors are a flexible, easy-to-install solution, offering a wide range of benefits to enhance productivity and minimize downtime.
Our range of Vertical metal detectors offer full integration and compatibility with all leading weigher and bag-maker combinations, to make installation and ongoing manufacturing processes seamless.
How can a Vertical metal detector system boost productivity?
METTLER TOLEDO Safeline's Profile technology allow manufacturers to reduce the frequency of routine performance monitoring tests through Reduced Test Mode and decrease the time taken to conduct performance monitoring tests through its Automatic Test System (ATS) - – boosting productivity on the production line.
RT mode has the ability to monitor the metal detector's performance on the production line to a level of certainty that the frequency of routine performance monitoring can be significantly reduced, subject to quarantine periods.
ATS decreases the time taken to conduct performance monitoring tests by >80% (from 3-5 minutes per line, to under 40 seconds per line to complete the end to end process for a three metal test).
In some cases, depending on the testing protocol undertaken by your business, Reduced Test Mode and ATS can lead to significant uptime advantages, improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and cost savings – all highly desirable attributes in today’s demanding production environments.
How do I choose the right Vertical metal detector?
Throat and Super Throat vertical metal detectors are particularly suitable in instances where metallized film packaging is used in Vertical Form, Fill and Seal bagging operations. Inspection of the product takes place immediately before it enters the bag, overcoming limitations created by the wrapping material to ensure that the highest levels of sensitivity are achieved.
Vertical metal detectors are available in a choice of finishes to suit all applications:
- Painted finish can be selected for use in dry, non-aggressive environments
- Stainless steel construction is available for more demanding applications
- A rugged stainless steel version with heavy-duty sealing is available for the most challenging situations such as Individual Quick Frozen (IQF) product packaging applications.
Safeline Super Throat metal detectors offer enhanced sensitivity in vertical inspection applications, however our Throat vertical metal detectors can be installed where space is particularly restricted and deliver extremely high levels of sensitivity to all metal contaminant types.
How can a Vertical metal detector enhance worker safety?
METTLER TOLEDO Safeline Profile Throat and Super Throat vertical metal detectors can contribute to safer working practices in food manufacturing environments.
By reducing the frequency of metal detector testing using new Reduced Test Mode technology, there is a corresponding reduction in the number of ladder climbs required by an operator to conduct the test, either to drop the sample through the aperture, or to access the HMI to run the test routines.
Emulation, another feature available on our Profile metal detectors, allows the metal detector HMI to be controlled from a variety of networked devices such as a tablet or mobile phone, again reducing the need to work at height if the HMI is installed in an awkward location, as is the case in many dry product inspection applications.
ATS virtually eliminates the need to work at height to conduct most routine performance monitoring tests, and removes the requirement for line operators to have to reach across installed equipment to drop the test samples through the aperture of the metal detector.