Processing Magazine

Heavy-duty gravity flow metal detector

July 10, 2007

Mettler-Toledo Safeline, Inc., introduces its heavy-duty gravity flow metal detector. Designed for high volume dry processing applications, the GravityFlowHD metal detector is easy to operate, compact, and has a unique high-speed reject system that minimizes product loss. Providing the high sensitivity that users have come to expect from Safeline, the GravityFlowHD detects ferrous, non-ferrous, and stainless steel contaminants in bulk powdered products. Constructed of stainless steel with a user-friendly, washdown-rated control panel, this detector enables simplified operation and maintains a stringent inspection standard. The system also offers simple in-line testing and performance validation.Access and retrieval ports are supplied on the inlet and outlet pipes. Line personnel simply drop a standard test sample embedded with a metallic test ball into the product flow. Removable stainless steel grids that are mounted on the accept and reject ports allow the sample to be easily recovered. The detector automatically calls for performance checks when required and issues a "Test Overdue" warning if the test is not promptly completed. Once the test is successfully completed, the detector reverts to normal operation.