Vertical Metal Detectors | Vertical Form Fill Seal Packing (VFFS)

Vertical Metal Detectors

For inspection in vertical packing applications

Vertical Metal Detectors

Integrate with Vertical Packing Solutions

Throat and Super Throat vertical packing application metal detectors are designed for integration with Vertical Form Fill Seal (VFFS) equipment to inspect free-falling products in food processing and packaging applications. These metal detectors are particularly suitable for inspecting snack food and confectionery products where metallized film packaging is used. The use of Safeline's ZMFZ (Zero Metal Free Zone) technology allows the metal detector to be installed in restricted space application...

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Throat and Super Throat vertical packing application metal detectors are designed for integration with Vertical Form Fill Seal (VFFS) equipment to inspect free-falling products in food processing and packaging applications. These metal detectors are particularly suitable for inspecting snack food and confectionery products where metallized film packaging is used. The use of Safeline's ZMFZ (Zero Metal Free Zone) technology allows the metal detector to be installed in restricted space applications.

Detection of metal contaminants within the product flow takes place immediately before the product enters the bag, overcoming any limitations created by the wrapping material for very high levels of detection sensitivity.

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Unlock Productivity Performance

Profile Throat and Super Throat metal detectors are available with enhanced performance monitoring test features. Automatic Test System (ATS) improves the accuracy of performance monitoring tests and reduces the time it takes to carry out the tests. Reduced Test Mode reduces the frequency of routine performance monitoring testing. These features support compliance, increased production capacity, improved productivity and enhanced worker safety benefits.

Reduce Total Cost of Ownership

Reduce Total Cost of Ownership

Profile Throat and Super Throat metal detectors can lower the total cost of ownership though Automatic Test System and Reduced Test mode, as well as through seamless integration with Vertical Form Fill Seal (VFFS) and other packing and bagging equipment. Emulation technology allows operators to manage the metal detector remotely to improve operator efficiency and worker safety and eDrive delivers enhanced sensitivity to improve quality processes for  enhanced compliance with industry stand...

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Profile Throat and Super Throat metal detectors can lower the total cost of ownership though Automatic Test System and Reduced Test mode, as well as through seamless integration with Vertical Form Fill Seal (VFFS) and other packing and bagging equipment. Emulation technology allows operators to manage the metal detector remotely to improve operator efficiency and worker safety and eDrive delivers enhanced sensitivity to improve quality processes for  enhanced compliance with industry standards and regulations.

 

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Bespoke Solutions to Suit Your Application

Our vertical metal detectors can be customized for easy integration into almost any vertical packaging process. A design service is available to provide the necessary support frames and feed funnels to integrate our Vertical Throat and Super Throat metal detectors with all new and existing weigher bagger combinations. Ancillary and support equipment available includes non-metallic feed funnels, fixed mounting brackets, sliding frame mounting and swing frame mounting.

Bespoke Solutions to Suit Your Application
Solutions for Hazardous Locations

Solutions for Hazardous Locations

In some manufacturing locations, the presence of flammable substances and potentially explosive atmospheres represent a significant source of danger. For environments subject to risk from potentially flammable dusts, our Profile T Series and ST Series metal detectors are cETLus-certified, fulfilling the requirements of Class II Division 2 / Class II Zone 21 Hazardous locations. These systems are offered in addition to the existing ATEX & IECEx compliant metal detectors.

Test Samples to Verify Performance of Your Metal Detector

We provide a range of certifiable test samples to assist your metal detection testing processes. These are available in a selection of materials, sizes and carriers for any metal detection application, including conveyorized systems, vertical and gravity fall metal detection systems and pipeline systems. Having the correct test pieces to conduct the testing supports accurate and consistent performance verification processes for compliance and due diligence requirements.

Test Samples to Verify Performance of Your Metal Detector

Sample FAQ

How is a Vertical metal detector used in food processing?

Throat and Super Throat vertical metal detectors are typically installed in Vertical Form, Fill and Seal processes, situated between a multi-head weigher and bagmaker equipment.

Inspection takes place immediately before the product enters the bag, overcoming limitations created by the packaging material to deliver very high levels of sensitivity performance for all metal types.

Vertical metal detectors do not have a reject mechanism. Instead, they integrate with the bagmaker equipment, which either stops the line or makes a double bag following a detection event, so that metal contaminated product can be identified and removed from the production line.

 

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 support achieving the highest possible levels of sensitivity performance.

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.

METTLER TOLEDO 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 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 integration and compatibility with 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.

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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 reduces the requirement for line operators to have to reach across installed equipment to drop the test samples through the aperture of the metal detector.

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