Eriez Magnetics will unveil a new metal detector for pharmaceutical applications at the upcoming Interphex show in New York, US, next month.
The E-Z Tec Pharmaceutical Metal Detector can pick up tiny pieces of ferrous, nonferrous and stainless steel contaminants from tablets and capsules, and then helps remove them from the product stream, according to the company. Such particles sometimes enter the product stream from deteriorating processing equipment components such as worn sieve wires or splintered dies.
Eriez said the unit has been engineered with an adjustable sensing head and has one of the largest and easiest to clean product chutes in the industry. A new QuickStart feature allows users to pass sample product, test and begin production in less than five minutes.
By fixing the downslope of the unit's polished, stainless-steel head at 30 degrees, lengthy timing adjustments of downstream reject equipment are eliminated, the company says, while the easy-clean chute reduces cross-contamination during product changes.
The unit can also be configured with an array of reject devices, alarms and relays.