Guide to Metal Detection | Eclipse Magnetics

Metal Detection Systems Play An Essential Role In Process Line Protection

Metal is one of the most common contaminants found in production lines, and one of the processing industry’s biggest challenges when it comes to ensuring the maximum integrity of the finished product.

Metal contamination can be introduced at any point in the process; from machinery components to utensils and handling equipment. Due to the high risks involved in contamination, including harm to customers, and damage to brand reputation, it is absolutely critical to use metal detection and magnetic separation throughout the production process.

Gravity Feed System

Gravity Feed

Bulk Goods and Powder Metal Detection

Gravity feed metal detection systems from Eclipse Magnetics provide complete protection for your process line. Designed specifically to inspect granular and powdered free-falling bulk products, our systems are easily integrated into existing process lines to facilitate HACCP systems and comply with safety standards.

Our metal detection systems are fully automatic in operation, and remove any metallic contaminants from bulk materials such as granulate, powder, or flour. As the metal particles are captured from bulk materials in free fall, they are then removed using either an reject flap or a swivel funnel. Easily available standard connections mean that systems can be integrated into existing pipes with minimal effort, in horizontal, vertical, or inclined vacuum and pressure conveyor pipes.

Bespoke Solutions for Granulate, Powder, or Flour

By automatically removing metallic contaminants our bespoke solutions will reduce metal contamination and the risk of product recalls. Combined with a magnetic separator we can help you achieve operational efficiency, increased profitability, and reduce risk of metal contamination in final products. The sophisticated design of our metal detectors also prevents back-jamming, clogging, and the formation of material deposits, allowing thorough and time-saving inside cleaning.

For gravity feed metal detection see Rapid 4000

Pneumatic Feed System

Pneumatic Feed

For Suction and Pneumatic Conveying Lines

Pneumatic feed metal detectors are designed to detect and reject metal contamination from pneumatic conveyor pipes, and perfect for high flow rate vacuum conveying or suction lines. By detecting and rejecting metal contamination, our pneumatic feed metal detectors reduce the risk of damage to machinery, reduce the risk of product recalls, and increase process performance, providing a great return on investment.

For Existing Vacuum or Pressure Conveyor Pipes

Our pneumatic feed metal detection systems can be integrated quickly and easily into existing vacuum or pressure conveyor pipes. Even at high temperatures and high conveying speeds, they reliably remove contaminants from pneumatically conveyed bulk goods with minimal loss of material.

Suitable for use in the plastics-processing, chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries, our metal detection systems can be used in conjunction with a pneumatic feed magnetic separator to provide a full turnkey and high performance solution for removing metal contamination from your process line.

For pneumatic feed metal detection see GF4000

Conveyor Feed System

Tunnel Systems

End of Line Tunnel Metal Detection System

Tunnel Metal detection systems are perfect for end-of-line detection of metal contamination. Positioned on conveyors or chutes our tunnel systems allow for the inspection of bulk or packed goods.

Our systems can be fitted onto existing conveyor lines, or have an integrated conveyor system. Our hygienic housing design allows for efficient cleaning and complies with food and safety standards. Smart sensitivity adjustment and intuitive software design helps avoid inaccurate activation and detection.

For conveyor feed metal detection see C-Scan