Industrial Metal Detector for food & non-food

Conveyor metal detection system for the food and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industries. Al Thika Packaging Gulf’s leading supplier.

Industrial metal detectors and metal detection systems can safely detect and reject metal contamination from production lines to help manufacturers achieve compliance, minimise risk of product recalls and reduce production downtime. Metal detection systems are available for a range of food, non-food and pharmaceutical applications. Our portfolio includes tunnel and throat metal detectors, and gravity fall, pipeline, pharmaceutical and conveyorized metal detection systems. Mettler Toledo Safeline is the global market leader in the field of industrial metal detector for the food and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industries.

Our Metal Detection system range

Ferrous and non-ferrous metals

Tunnel Metal Detector

Rectangular Aperture Metal Detectors, metal detector, Safeline, Mettler Toledo

When integrated with conveyors, these metal detectors provide product inspection for a range of industrial food and non-food processing applications.

Detection of all Metal Types
The Wide range of stable, reliable inline tunnel metal detectors that can detect all metal types, for use in industrial conveyorised food and non-food applications.

Gravity Fall Metal Detection System

Gravity Fall Metal Detection Systems, gravity fall, metal detection system

Safeline Gravity Fall metal detector systems inspect bulk, free falling fine powdered and granular products in food production and non-food applications.

Unlock Productivity Performance
Increase productivity with reduced performance testing. Increased sensitivity enables a smaller piece of metal contaminants to be detected.

Pharmaceutical Metal Detector System

Pharmaceutical Metal Detector Systems

Fully integrated pharmaceutical metal detector solutions for inspection of tablets, capsules, powders and granules.

Advanced Metal Detection For Maximum Compliance
Advanced detection coil design, combined with proven Safeline software, ensures metal contaminants as small as 0.3mm in diameter can be detected and rejected.

Pipeline Liquid, Paste & Slurry Metal Detector

Pipeline Liquid, Paste & Slurry Metal Detectors

Pipeline metal detectors are designed for inspecting pumped liquids, pastes, slurries, high viscosity fluids and vacuum-packed products in industrial food and non-food processing applications.

Optimised Metal Detection
The Wide range of stable, reliable metal detection systems that can detect all metal types in liquid, paste and slurry products as they travel through process pipelines.

Data Connectivity, Collection and Automation & Control

Data Connectivity, Collection and Automation & Control

Discover more about our connectivity and data collection solutions for integrating metal detectors into production-line management information systems.

Improving Production Performance
Increasing process control and analysis at your Critical Control Points (CCPs) to support your performance improvements and brand protection initiatives.
ProdX Data Management Software
Productivity, Product Quality, Security and Clarity come together in ProdX, Mettler Toledo’s data management software.

Safeline Test Samples, Tablets & Cards

Test Samples, Tablets Cards for product inspection, product inspection, Mettler Toledo

Our test sample pieces support ongoing verification of equipment performance helping your business meet international food safety standards and retailer codes of practice.

Test Samples For Every Application
Test samples for all our metal detection applications are available. A wide range of sizes, metals types and hygenic carrier materials allow testing across your metal detection application.
Certified To Meet Compliance Needs
A formal certificate of conformance can be supplied with Safeline test samples. This confirms the test piece size, manufacturing standards and authenticity along with a traceable history of manufacture.
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Supporting Regulatory Compliance Requirements

Installing a metal detection system can help food manufacturers achieve compliance with the following Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)-based Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-recognised standards, which include but are not limited to:

Food and beverage based standards:

  • The British Retail Consortium (BRC v6) Global Standard for Food Safety
  • International Food Standard (IFS v6)
  • The Foundation for Food Safety Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000)
  • Safe Quality Food Code 7.2 (SQF)

Other schemes do exist but the five schemes listed above equate to probably over 90% of the adopted standards currently being applied.

Pharmaceutical-based standards:

  • 21 CFR Part 210 – GMP Predicate Rule
  • 21 CFR Part 211 – GMP Predicate Rule
  • 21 CFR Part 11 – Electronic Records & Signatures
  • Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP)

Our product inspection equipment can also help pharmaceutical manufacturers comply with Good Manufacturing Practice, especially 21 CFR Parts 210 and 211, GAMP and 21 CFR Part 11, which are enforced by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) in Europe and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US.

So when selecting a metal detection solution for a food or pharmaceutical application, there can only be one choice

Why you Purchase a Metal Detector?

The purchase of a metal detection system can represent a significant capital investment for many companies, so it’s important that the equipment is reliable, of appropriate design for the intended application, and used in the most effective way. This will ensure a good return on investment through decreasing costs and maximising product safety. Benefits include:

  • Improved brand and customer protection
  • Compliance to international food safety standards and retailer codes of practice
  • Cost reduction
  • Increased productivity

Additionally, metal detection systems can effectively improve your overall equipment efficiency (OEE) and thus reduce your total cost of ownership (TCO).

Where can a metal detection System Be used?

Metal detectors may be used at various stages of a production process:

  • Bulk “In-Process” Inspection
  • Finished Product Inspection

What are the types of metal?

Metals can generally be categorised as being either ferrous, non-ferrous or stainless steel. The sensitivity of a metal detector will vary dependent upon the type of metal present. The ease of detection depends on the magnetic permeability (how easily they are magnetised) and the electrical conductivity of the metal.

What is a metal detection system?

An industrial metal detection system is a sophisticated piece of equipment used to detect and reject unwanted metal contamination. When properly installed and operated, it will help to reduce metal contamination and improve food safety.

Mettler Toledo – Al Thika Packaging LLC

Al Thika Packaging is the exclusive distributor of Mettler Toledo in the Middle East. Since 1994, Al Thika has been supplying a wide range of machinery including Garvens dynamic Checkweighing systemsSafeline X-ray inspection, Safeline integrated metal detection systems and CI-Vision product inspection systems for food and non-food industries in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Al Ain – UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and the many other Gulf countries and Pakistan.


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