Mettler-Toledo Safeline Limited, a market leading provider of metal detection systems for vertical packing applications, has launched a series of enhanced features for Profile Throat metal detectors and Gravity Fall systems. These enhancements allow manufacturers to benefit from increased productivity, enhanced brand protection and improved product and process quality. The four elements are aimed at making metal detection a smoother, safer, less disruptive process that adds to the profitability of operations.

Reduced Test (RT) Mode is the first area of improvement. RT enables a significant reduction in the frequency of metal detector testing. For example, a customer who was testing metal detector function every two hours can extend this to every 12 hours with RT, providing the extended test period is still within the customer’s quarantine period for the product concerned.

The Automatic Test System (ATS) was developed to keep downtime to an absolute minimum. ATS automatically introduces three test pieces into the metal detector’s aperture in a controlled manner via a pneumatic system – one ferrous, one non-ferrous and one stainless steel – at the touch of a button.

In terms of performance, new eDrive™ technology drives greater power to the transmit coil of the metal detector, enabling it to detect significantly smaller real life metal contaminants. Fitted with eDrive, Mettler-Toledo’s latest throat metal detectors and gravity fall systems deliver up to 20% increased spherical sensitivity.

The fourth element is called Emulation. Using VNC technology, Emulation allows operators to mirror the Human Machine Interface (HMI) of one or multiple Profile metal detectors onto remote networked devices, including mobile phones, tablets and laptops. The customer downloads a free of charge application from the app store and links it directly to the metal detector.

The latest Throat metal detectors and Gravity Fall metal detection systems featuring these four enhancements will on display at Mettler-Toledo’s stand at interpack 2017 (Hall 11, Stand B55). For more information, visit

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