Reliable Foreign-Body Detection with Bizerba’s INTUITY Metal-Detection Coil
Balingen, 9 Nov 2017 | Suitable for use in dry and wet areas, the INTUITY metal-detection coil from Bizerba reliably detects any metallic contaminants in products or bulk goods. Using the multi-simultaneous frequency technology, the metal-detection device uses at least two frequencies to check packed or unpacked goods for steel, stainless steel, iron or non-ferrous residues.
INTUITY improves product quality and minimizes the risk of recall campaigns, thereby increasing product safety and consumer confidence. To ensure contaminant-free goods, the metal-detection system generates an electro-magnetic field near the coil. Each product passing the detector leaves a specific pattern, and any deviations from this pattern indicate a contamination. Affected products can be ejected via a pre-installed conveyor belt. Improved product compensation and increased sensitivity enable more precise detection results in combination with steel, stainless steel and non-ferrous metals. The metal-detection coil especially excels with meat products and similar goods that exhibit a strong product effect (intrinsic conductivity).
INTUITY is controlled using the innovative INTUITY CONTROL user interface. It enables the pre-selection of products and associated settings to predict the object size to be detected. INTUITY includes a multi-product memory and provides HACCP, IFS and BRC compliant quality control including audit check, a password-protected system log and a menu-driven validation system.
Providing a 7-inch touch display as a standard feature, INTUITY also features high mechanical stability and interference immunity and is largely insensitive to vibrations, impacts and temperature changes. The metal-detection coil can be flexibly integrated into conveyor systems like VARICON+, checkweighers and price labeling systems. As an additional option, it can also be combined with a separating system or a materials slide. Straightforward cleaning is facilitated by the hygienic design not having any dirt-collecting edges. For an efficient wet cleaning of the tunnel, INTUITY meets the requirements of IP66/69 for the detection tunnel and IP65 for the entire device.
Bizerba offers its customers in industry, trade, and logistics a globally unique solutions portfolio of hardware and software around the central value "weight". This portfolio includes products and solutions related to slicing, processing, weighing, cashing, checking, commissioning and labeling. A wide range of services from consulting and service, labels and consumables to leasing complete the portfolio.
Since 1866 Bizerba has made a significant contribution to the developments in the area of weighing technology and today is represented in 120 countries. The customer base includes globally operating companies in trade and industry as well as retailers, bakeries and butcheries. With around 4.100 employees worldwide and with its headquarters in Balingen, Baden Wuerttemberg, Bizerba has been in the same family for five generations. Additional production facilities are located in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, China and USA. Bizerba also has a global network of sales and service locations.