The company claims that the Insight range delivers “class-leading” sensitivities to magnetic and non-magnetic metals, avoiding downtime and damage to process machinery. In addition to ensuring metal contaminants are identified and rejected, the machines incorporate Optix detector management software, which provides time product, batch and performance data capture and reporting capability.
The company adds that the Optix software provides an easy-to-use interface and DDS (Direct Digital Signal) vector diagrams, which help meat manufacturers achieve quick automated product set-ups and a high level of traceability. Live graphical feedback gives production staff the ability to ‘see’ if a metal has been detected, allowing them to eliminate false triggering without sacrificing metal sensitivity.
“Due to the highly conductive nature of all meat goods, the signals meat products naturally give off can falsely be interpreted by a detector as a contaminant. This false triggering can lead to unnecessary high levels of rejects and production downtime,” commented Lock Inspection’s marketing and sales manager Simon Taylor. Processors and packers can extract inspection data in a variety of ways, including a USB portal or via ethernet. They can also directly feed data into the onsite Scada system for monitoring purposes.