Minebea Intec Mitus ensures maximum product safety and efficiency on the production line

Minebea Intec’s new metal detection system promises users “a whole new level of foreign object detection”.

Thanks to its flexible modulation feature MiWave, the inspection solution detects contaminated products of a wide range of sizes, shapes and compositions ensuring maximum product safety and efficiency on the production line.

First introduced at interpack 2023, the metal detector Mitus is available now.

Minebea Intec says the high-precision inspection solution for detecting foreign objects in almost all applications in the food and drinks industry. The system ignores high product effects caused by product shape, size and composition, and minimises incorrect separations in the process. This enables Mitus to reliably detect foreign objects. The metal detector is the variety of models available, which ensures it can be easily integrated into existing systems.

According to Minebea Intec, in the food industry, reliable metal detection devices make a difference in how effectively they offset product effects, ie how the product itself affects the electromagnetic field. The size of the product effect depends on a range of factors, including product shape, size, temperature, moisture and the concentration of ingredients, particularly the salt content of the product.

Generally speaking, if these properties change, it can lead to unexpected product effects, which can pose problems for conventional metal detectors. Mitus handles this challenge thanks to its flexible modulation feature MiWave. MiWave artificially modulates transmitter waves and intelligently resolves and analyses the receiver spectrum. This enables Mitus to automatically minimise the problem of incorrect rejections and therefore provide maximum detection sensitivity for foreign objects made from ferrous and non-ferrous metals, stainless steels and light metals like aluminium.

Mitus is also easy to integrate into existing systems: the inspection solution is available in most standard sizes and as a rectangular, round or compact detection coil, which means it can be integrated into a system even if there is limited space available.

The device’s design complies with hygienic design guidelines. The metal detector is made from stainless steel and protected against pressure jet cleaning.

“With Mitus we are offering users a premium metal detection solution: as a critical control point, it ensures that foreign objects are reliably detected despite high and variable product effects,” says Linus Dellweg, global product manager at Minebea Intec. “Users can also rely on our products being of premium ‘Made in Germany’ quality: we have now been manufacturing detection solutions for over seven decades, with consumers and manufacturers alike benefiting from our reliable product inspection technology.”

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