Operators use metal detectors to identify contaminants in packaged food products

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Protect your product and your reputation in today’s competitive marketplace with Thermo Scientific Metal Detectors for the food industry. Our customized industrial food metal detection equipment provides reliable, cost-effective protection from even the smallest metal contaminants found in food production anywhere in a process. Learn more about our industrial metal detectors.

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Overcome the limitations of fixed single or dual frequency metal detectors in the food industry with the Thermo Scientific Sentinel Multiscan Metal Detector. Scan up to five user-selectable frequencies at a time for unmatched sensitivity. Your brand is your most valuable asset. Provide the highest levels of food safety with the Sentinel 5000 featuring multiscan.  

Choose the more compact Sentinel 3000 Multiscan Metal Detector 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.

Selectscan technology enables food processors to have an easy way to rapidly identify the single best frequency for an application. It tunes out product effect and adapts results to account for temperature changes and electromagnetic interference. At the same time it provides documentation of results from each production run. It is a completely new and holistic approach.

Improve operational efficiency and eliminate expensive downtime, service costs and repair bills with uniquely-designed food industry metal detectors. Thermo Scientific industrial metal detectors are suited for a wide range of demanding food processing and packaging environments.

Fulfill your quality goals or new product challenges while reducing product effect and costly waste caused by false rejects with the highly sensitive Thermo Scientific APEX 500 High Performance Metal Detector for the food industry.

Detect metal contaminants in hard to reach places with the Thermo Scientific APEX 300 Flexible Metal Detector, a small, easily installed, customizable industrial metal detector to fit your drop through, pipeline and check weighing needs. 

Protect your products from common metal contaminants found in food production. The Thermo Scientific APEX 100 Entry Level Metal Detector is an outstanding value for cost-sensitive applications in the food industry.

Achieve cost-effective, industry-leading sensitivity in the most demanding pharmaceutical environments while meeting the U.S. Federal Drug Administration's stringent requirements for validated production.

Get the most out of your Thermo Scientific APEX Metal Detector with a high quality conveyor suitable for most food packaging and bulk flow food industry metal detection applications.

Improve food safety with the most up to date industrial metal detectors. Now you can breathe new life into your old metal detector at a fraction of the cost of installing a new metal detector with the Thermo Scientific APEX Upgrade.


Get all the details about trade in offers for the Sentinel 1000:

  • Trade in a Thermo Scientific APEX 100 or APEX 500 metal detector head for a new Sentinel 1000 metal detector head
  • Trade in any competitor's metal detector head for a Sentinel 1000 metal detector head
  • Add a complete conveyor system to a new Sentinel 1000 head

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Setting up metal detectors can be difficult, but Sentinel Autolearn makes things simple, fast, and accurate. Sentinel Autolearn is up to 20 times faster than previous manual learn/adjust processes (including in Sentinel), and requires almost no knowledge of the underlying metal detection technology.

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Selectscan technology enables food processors to have an easy way to rapidly identify the single best frequency for an application. It tunes out product effect and adapts results to account for temperature changes and electromagnetic interference.

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Trade Up and Trade In

Enjoy special trade-in savings when you trade up to a new Thermo Scientific Sentinel 5000 Multiscan Metal Detector. Trade in a metal detector from any brand. Make your food safety program safer than ever with our new multiscan technology. These offers apply only to orders placed by December 31, 2020.

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Metal Detection and X-ray Inspection of Food
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Do you have the right food product inspection equipment in place to keep consumers safe and protect your brand? X-ray inspection systems and metal detection equipment can find virtually any foreign object in your packaged food products. To find out how they work, and which one will work best for you, read
A Practical Guide to Metal Detection and X-ray Inspection of Food.

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