New system takes foreign object detection to ‘whole new level’

MINEBEA Intec has launched the new Mitus metal detection system, described as offering a ‘whole new level’ of foreign object detection.

Thanks to the machine’s flexible modulation feature MiWave, the manufacturer explained that the inspection solution detects contaminated products of a wide range of sizes, shapes and compositions.

First introduced at interpack 2023, the metal detector is available now and, due to the variety of models available, can be integrated into existing systems.

Minebea Intec said that, in the food industry, reliable metal detection devices make a difference in how effectively firms can offset product effects. The size of the product effect depends on a range of factors, including shape, size, temperature, moisture and the concentration of ingredients, particularly the salt content.

If these properties change, it can lead to unexpected product effects, which can pose problems for conventional detectors. Mitus handles this challenge thanks to its MiWave feature, which artificially modulates transmitter waves and resolves and analyses the receiver spectrum. This, Minebea Intec added, enables Mitus to automatically minimise the problem of incorrect rejections and provide maximum detection sensitivity for foreign objects made from ferrous and non-ferrous metals, stainless steels and light metals like aluminium.

“With Mitus we are offering users a premium metal detection solution: as a critical control point, it ensures that foreign objects are reliably detected despite high and variable product effects,” said Linus Dellweg, global product manager at Minebea Intec. “Users can also rely on our products being of premium ‘Made in Germany’ quality: we have now been manufacturing detection solutions for over seven decades, with consumers and manufacturers alike benefiting from our reliable product inspection technology.”