Mettler-Toledo will launch its GC Series conveyorized metal detection systems designed to improve compliance and reduce total cost of ownership. It will support food and non-food manufacturers' quality and production objectives by providing easy to use, modular equipment that is readily re-configurable to support future requirements.
The systems offer a highly configurable design that can adapt to the changing requirements of the food industry and to manufacturers' needs. They can be supplied with a variety of Safeline metal detectors, 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 reliable and highly sensitive metal detection system within 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 far greater benefits than merely the detection of metal contaminants," says Mike Bradley, Product Inspection Specialist from Mettler-Toledo. "With a complete solution from the same supplier, manufacturers can rest assured their metal detection system is fully compliant with food safety legislation and retailer requirements, and be confident that it delivers the best possible mechanical integration for maximum production uptime. The GC Series' modular system also makes operation and maintenance procedures 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 increases production efficiency.”
Reliable, 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 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
The GC Series is available with a range of options. Solutions range from simple 'stop-on-detection' systems to fully-automated detect-and-reject systems, including pushers and air-blast devices. Three levels of due diligence packages, with a suite of failsafe monitoring options, are available to meet specific compliance requirements. The modular design leads to a reduction in spare parts inventory required for manufacturers with systems installed on multiple lines because common parts can be used across multiple systems. Fewer wear parts also contribute to a lower total cost of ownership.
Highly configurable conveyors designed for long lifetimes
The design of the new GC Series systems provides interchangeable reject devices and greater configuration flexibility of components. "This is the key to a completely future-proof conveyorized system," says Bradley. "We have created a design that meets changing requirements for food and non-food manufacturers. With production costs increasing, our customers need solutions that help reduce total cost of ownership and grow and change with their business. The modular design also means that servicing the systems is safer, faster and easier – reducing production downtime."