There are several types of systems that can help detect foreign matter in a food process, among which are metal detectors, X-ray units and magnets. Here are some of the newest products on the market. Follow links to see complete details of each product.

Anritsu X-ray system

The XR75 is designed to detect contaminants as small as 0.4 mm (SUS) in packaged and bulk foods. 

Bunting Magnetics Tunnel style metal detector

The meTRON 07 CI coil with bulk sense kit is a tunnel-style metal detector designed to handle large bags of dry bulk products, such as flour, sugar and rice. 

Eriez Metal detector

The Xtreme unit is designed to detect small ferrous, nonferrous and stainless steel metal contaminants in packaged, loose and free-fall applications. 

Fortress Technology Metal detector/checkweigher

The company has custom-designed a twin aperture Stealth metal detector and dual lane Raptor 200 checkweigher for dairy. 

Heat and Control Metal detector

The CEIA THS/MS21 multi-spectrum technology metal detector is available with optional USDA-certified construction. 

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Modular metal detection system

The M30 R-Series GC is designed to identify contaminants in a range of food manufacturing applications, with SENSE software that extends intelligent control across the system. 

Prospection Solutions LLC Foreign material detection

The IP69 FMI system inspects product from the top and bottom simultaneously, in high-definition color. 

Thermo Scientific Metal detector

Sentinel 1000 Selectscan has a single user-adjustable frequency and is designed to be easy to use. 

P&P Optica Smart imaging system

The company’s smart imaging system uses physics to understand the chemistry of food, telling processors exactly what is in their products.

Peco InspX X-ray inspection

Shield Trio EGX for empty glass x-ray inspection features Non-contact high-speed inspection of containers up to 1,300 packages per minute, no mechanical changeover requirements and automatic rejection of glass defects.


The SC-6000 features a high-performance camera detector equipped with HD-TDI technology, yielding high resolution and sharp X-ray images while providing the optimal basis for the company's image processing software.

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