Application note: Enhancing metal detector performance

Innovative signal processing software enhances metal detector performance for challenging applications with high product effect.

Industrial metal detectors have been widely used in manufacturing facilities to identify unwanted metal contaminants in packaged, unpackaged, and bulk goods. In the food industry, products with a high salt and/or moisture content are particularly challenging for metal detectors, due to a high product effect that can cause false rejects, reducing manufacturing efficiency and profitability. The innovative Thermo Scientific™ Intellitrack XR (IXR) signal processing software is designed to enhance metal detector performance for demanding applications with high product effect, including:

• Dairy products with high salt content, such as cheese and butter
• Marinated meats and seafoods
• Cleaning products, such as wet wipes and wet floor mopping cloths
• Pickled vegetables and fruits