The metal detection system Mitus offers a new level of foreign object detection, according to Minebea Intec, as the new inspection solution detects contaminated products spanning a wide range of sizes, shapes and compositions to avoid incorrect product rejections. This ensures overall product safety and efficiency on the production line.
Thanks to its flexible modulation feature MiWave, the system ignores product effects caused by product shape, size and composition, to reduce the number of incorrect separations during the production process. Another feature of the metal detector is the variety of models the company offers, which means it can be easily integrated into existing systems.
In the food industry, reliable metal detection devices make a world of difference in how effectively they offset product effects such as how the product itself affects the electromagnetic field. The size of the product effect depends on a range of factors relating to shape, size, temperature, moisture and the concentration of ingredients – such as the salt content of a product.
If any of these factors change this can lead to unexpected product effects, which can cause problems for conventional metal detectors. The Mitus system handles this challenge thanks to its flexible modulation feature MiWave, which artificially modulates transmitter waves and resolves and analyses the receive spectrum.
This enables Mitus to automatically minimise the problem of incorrect rejections and provide maximum detection sensitivity for foreign objects made from ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
It can also be easily integrated into existing systems, as the inspection solution is available in most standard sizes and as a rectangular, round or compact detection coil. It can be combined with other inspection solutions such as weighing technology and integrated into existing production lines.
“With Mitus we are offering users a premium metal detection solution: as a critical control point, it ensures that foreign objects are reliably detected despite high and variable product effects,” explained Linus Dellweg, Global Product Manager at Minebea Intec. “Users can also rely on our products being of premium ‘Made in Germany’ quality: we have now been manufacturing detection solutions for over seven decades, with consumers and manufacturers alike benefiting from our reliable product inspection technology.”
Cleaning and maintenance are also easier thanks to the system’s design, which complies with Hygienic Design guidelines. The metal detector is made from stainless steel and protected against pressure jet cleaning. Easy cleaning saves time and cleaning materials and therefore costs for the producer.
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