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Mettler-Toledo upgrades Profile metal detection systems for food manufacturers

FBR Staff Writer Published 23 July 2013

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has upgraded the software of its Profile metal detection systems to allow food manufacturers to boost the flexibility of their processing lines.

Mettler Toledo Profile system enhancements

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has upgraded the software of its Profile metal detection systems to allow food manufacturers to boost the flexibility of their processing lines.

The new software enhances detection sensitivity in wet and dry food products and, with Profile metal detectors' existing product clustering feature, it simplifies product changeovers, allowing manufacturers to process a range of products on a single frequency setting.

With its upgraded data monitoring and storage, it allows manufacturers to demonstrate due diligence in their production processes thus minimizing the potential for product recall.

The Product Clustering function allows food products of similar moisture content or conductivity to be grouped in one detection frequency setting during set up which ensures the detector is set at the optimum frequency for identifying contamination while allowing it to overcome the electrical signal emitted by foods or packaging.

A software algorithm allows the software to optimize the Profile metal detector's sensitivity for ferrous and non-ferrous metal fragments as well as stainless steel.

With this upgrade, the Profile metal detectors now provide improved identification of irregularly-shaped metal fragments as small as 0.25mm in diameter, the company said.

According to Mettler-Toledo, the enhancements comply with food safety standards such as the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards Version 6 and the International Featured Standards (IFS) Version 6.

Profile metal detectors already installed on production lines can be easily upgraded with the software enhancement, allowing food manufacturers to benefit from the optimized sensitivity and simplified product changeover with minimum disruption to their processing line.

Mettler-Toledo Safeline is a supplier of metal detection and x-ray inspection solutions for the food and pharmaceutical industries.


Image: The new software enhances detection sensitivity in wet and dry food products. Photo courtesy of Mettler-Toledo.