Mettler-Toledo has launched its GC series conveyorized metal detection systems to improve compliance and reduce total cost of ownership. The new systems support frozen food manufacturers’ quality and production objectives by providing, easy to use, modular equipment, which is readily re-configurable to support future requirements.
The systems offer a configurable design that can adapt to the changing requirements of the food industry and the manufacturers’ needs. They can be supplied with a variety of Safeline metal directors, polyurethane or modular belts, and different reject mechanisms. It is also possible to re-configure the system to adapt to changing production and retailer demands.
Integrated Systems Go Beyond Metal Detection
Having a sensitive metal detection system with a production line is important. It allows manufacturers to fulfill their basic regulatory requirements by providing a fully tested solution for detecting metal contaminants, increasing consumer safety and quality assurance.
“We know the benefits a metal detector can bring to a production line, however, having an integrated conveyorized metal detection system provides for greater benefits than merely the detection of metal contaminants,” said Mike Bradley, product inspection specialist at Mettler-Toledo. “The GC Series’ modular system also makes operation and maintenance producers far more efficient. Supplementing the system with electronic data collection software takes it one step further to ensure manufacturers have a fully integrated process solution that enhances compliance and increase production efficiency,” Bradley continued.
Precise Performance Starts with the Right Metal Detector
When selecting from the new GC Series systems portfolio, customers start with a choice of five Safeline metal detectors, ranging from solutions for standard applications, through to options optimized for advanced detection performance. Integrated sensors and reject mechanisms ensure contaminated products are successfully rejected and removed from the production process.
Optimized Quality Assurance
Maintaining a hygienic production line is key to ensuring high-quality products and reducing potential incidents of biological contamination. The GC Series is designed to minimize risk for food manufacturers by allowing quick, effective cleaning processes to be completed. Elements such as the quick release mechanism mean conveyor belts can be removed in under 10 minutes, and the tabular, open-frame design and sloping surfaces of the metal detector case minimize dirt traps.
Safeline’s conveyor systems are designed to comply with worker health and safety standards, including the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, and are manufactured to support the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) principles. Systems can be supplied with a detailed risk assessment to ensure full compliance with these safety standards.
All Safeline metal detection systems are compatible with Mettler-Toledo’s ProdX data management software, which automatically collects critical inspection process data in one location, reducing the need to interact directly with critical control points. ProdX also facilitates faster set-up between production batches and can convey warnings generated by product inspection devices of adverse trends that may lead to downtime and threaten the efficiency of the production line.