Company News • 10.11.2017
Reliable foreign-body detection with Bizerba’s INTUITY metal-detection coil
Detecting metallic contaminants in products or bulk goods
Suitable for use in dry and wet areas, the Intuity metal-detection coil from Bizerba reliably detects any metallic contaminants in products or bulk goods. Using the multi-simultaneous frequency technology, the metal-detection device uses at least two frequencies to check packed or unpacked goods for steel, stainless steel, iron or non-ferrous residues.
Intuity improves product quality and minimizes the risk of recall campaigns, thereby increasing product safety and consumer confidence. To ensure contaminant-free goods, the metal-detection system generates an electro-magnetic field near the coil. Each product passing the detector leaves a specific pattern, and any deviations from this pattern indicate a contamination. Affected products can be ejected via a pre-installed conveyor belt. Improved product compensation and increased sensitivity enable more precise detection results in combination with steel, stainless steel and non-ferrous metals. The metal-detection coil especially excels with meat products and similar goods that exhibit a strong product effect (intrinsic conductivity).
Intuity is controlled using the innovative Intuity Control user interface. It enables the pre-selection of products and associated settings to predict the object size to be detected. Intuity includes a multi-product memory and provides HACCP, IFS and BRC compliant quality control including audit check, a password-protected system log and a menu-driven validation system.
Providing a 7-inch touch display as a standard feature, Intuity also features high mechanical stability and interference immunity and is largely insensitive to vibrations, impacts and temperature changes. The metal-detection coil can be flexibly integrated into conveyor systems like VARICON+, checkweighers and price labeling systems. As an additional option, it can also be combined with a separating system or a materials slide. Straightforward cleaning is facilitated by the hygienic design not having any dirt-collecting edges. For an efficient wet cleaning of the tunnel, Intuity meets the requirements of IP66/69 for the detection tunnel and IP65 for the entire device, resp.
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