Metal detector VARICON+

Quick and reliable metal detector of all ferrous and non-ferrous metals in packaged and unpackaged piece goods.

Compact metal detector system for inspection of piece goods of up to 50 kg. The robust stainless steel conveyor belt construction guarantees highest search sensitivity and stability. For automatic ejection and rejection of metal-containing packages, an optional separating system including pneumatic or physical pusher and reject bin is available. Thanks to Bizerba's extensive range of accessories, numerous different systems can be combined to suit your specific requirements.


The VARICON+D metal detector series is designed for dry areas and the VARICON+W series for wet areas. The devices all conform to BRC, IFS and HACCP guidelines integrated models are available for example the Bizerba standard checkweighers with metal detector or weigh price labellers including the GLM-I series.


A metal detector system in the food industry or production plant can be placed in one or multiple areas along the production line. Where raw material enters the production line, it may be prudent to check the product very early in the process. In addition, you may want to place a detection system further down the line in case of a machine failure and metal fragments enter into the food production channel.


Generally, a metal detector will be placed at the beginning or middle of the line to ensure no metal contaminants are present early in the production area. Then finally at the end of the line an x-ray inspection system will detect all and any types of contaminants including, glass, metal, bone, plastics and so on. A final check to the production line would be a vision inspection system. These units are ideal for checking pack seal integrity and labelling.


If you are looking for a metal detector for the food or non-industry or any other inspection system then why not contact us today. We offer free site surveys and consultation visits.


Area of Use

  • Detection of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in the food industry


  • GLS or GHF coil for a new dimension in detection sensitivity
  • Stainless steel design with IP65 rating (optionally IP 66/IP 69) to meet the strict hygienic requirements in accordance with HACCP, IFS and BRC
  • Maximum sensitivity and discriminatory capability while maintaining high resistance to interference Easy training of device for specific products; speeds adjustable
  • Multi-product memory for up to 240 product faciliates the set-up process and optimizes the system’s overall performance
  • _statistic.BRAIN software for reporting

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Already minor complaints concerning quality and health risks can seriously jeopardize a company's existence since a negative image in the eyes of consumers or in trade can have a dramatic impact on a company's sales and market share even years later.

More advantages of Bizerba metal detector VARICON+:

  • Extremely reduced metal-free zone
  • Available with multi-frequency technology for optimum product recognition
  • Standard interface WS-Food
  • Bizerba industrial software .BRAIN
  • Separating system including pusher and reject bin
  • Signal lamps and horns



Mechanical design

Conveyor belt and metal detector; stainless steel 1.4301 (AISI 304), glass beaded finish, frame construction with four height-adjustable feet and fastening drill holes, stainless steel 1.4301 (AISI 304), glass beaded finish, drive, guide, and tension rollers; stainless steel 1.4301 (AISI 304). Drum motor drive with variable speeds and automatic thermal contact monitoring, sliding plate for the belt made of low-wear and coated melamine resin plate, conveyor belt made of white FDA quality polyester (PES): conveying side made of polyurethane (PUR), running side made of impregnated polyester fabric, operating side in conveying direction to the right .


Maximum load:

  • Size 1: 20 kg up to a belt width of 400 mm
  • Size 2: 50 kg as from a belt width of 500 mm


Conveying direction

left to right, right to left


Electrical design

Combined control and operating unit for conveyor belt and metal detector, factory-set belt stop in the event of metal detection, wiring,


Conveyor belt speed

0.2 m/sec, 0.4 m/sec, 0.6 m/sec, 1.0 m/sec; variable belt speed (-60 % to +30 %) optional


Protection type

IP65 (jet-proof), optionally IP66/IP69, NEMA 4

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