Thermo Scientific

Sentinel Multiscan Metal Detectors

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Food & Beverage
Overcome the limitations of fixed single or dual frequency metal detectors with the Thermo Scientific™ Sentinel™ Multiscan Metal Detector. By scanning up to five user-selectable frequencies running at a time, the Sentinel provides unmatched sensitivity and the highest probability of finding ferrous, non-ferrous, and stainless steel metal contaminants in challenging applications such as dairy, meat, poultry, bread, and other foods with high product effect.

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Sentinel 5000 Multiscan Metal Detector 

The Sentinel 5000 model is the first multiscan metal detection platform to scan a combination of up to five user-selectable frequencies to find all random sizes, shapes and types of metal foreign objects. Sentinel 5000 identifies contaminants that are up to 50% smaller in volume than the Thermo Scientific™ APEX 500 metal detector, and has the same dimensions and conveyor mounting for easy upgrade.  The Sentinel 5000 can be used in a metal detection-checkweighing combination system, but due to its size must be mounted on a standalone infeed conveyor.

Sentinel 3000 Multiscan Metal Detector 

Choose the more compact Sentinel 3000 model for metal detection-checkweighing combination systems. Sentinel 3000 can be integrated into Thermo Scientific™ VersaWeigh™ and Versa GP checkweigher, reducing the total footprint while combining important functions like program changes, alarms and rejection statistics. Sentinel 3000 detects contaminants up to 35% smaller in volume than the Thermo Scientific™ APEX 300.

Both offer the following features to achieve the highest level of food safety:

  • Frequency Range 50 to 1000 kHz, multiscan runs up to five frequencies
  • Easy-to-use touchscreen with new Autolearn function to quickly optimize set-up
  • Detailed graphical displays for phase, rejects, quality test, and detection thresholds to enable easy fine tuning and troubleshooting
  • IP69K for severe washdown and dust, eliminating repair costs
  • All electronics are integral, so mounting is easy and flexible
  • All balance functions are implemented in software, so no need for manual, hardware rebalance in the field
  • Wide ambient temperature range assuring reliability
  • Fe, non-Fe and 316 SS test pieces included to fit specific application
  • In combos the user interface is available on the metal detector AND the checkweigher screens


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