Mumbai, 25th February 2012: With ISO 22000 is set to become the global HACCP based international food safety standard, Mettler-Toledo Safeline, the leader in the field of industrial metal detection solutions, unveils its latest range of Profile metal detectors in India. The company offers the most advanced range of metal detection equipment in the world with a solution for every application.
Available in rectangular apertures for conveyorised applications, the “Profile” range is available in fixed, dual or multi and Selectable frequency configurations. The “Profile LS” variant of the range offers customers the freedom of choice to select the level of functionality required to suit their actual requirements. This is achieved through the selection of optional software which is designed to address specific business functions. The range is further complimented by the release of a new Profile ASN model which is designed to address applications where installation space is restricted. This comprehensive portfolio ensures that whatever the application, there is a Profile metal detection solution available.
Detection sensitivity levels have been enhanced to new heights with the development of a new software algorithm that significantly reduces the impact of signals present in the environment whilst simultaneously minimising the size of the signal (known as the product effect) given off by the product being inspected. The use of intelligent multi-channel technology also improves detection capability to a level previously unachievable.
Whilst sensitivity is the measure of metal detection performance, further customer focussed features have been developed to make the Profile an integral part of a user’s effective contamination prevention programme.
Ensuring compliance is achieved through meeting the demands of a HACCP programme, helping to increase on-line productivity, ensuring uptime is maximised and reducing costs are all key fundamental elements for food producers.
A unique Condition Monitoring system monitors key elements of the Profile metal detectors functionality and works on the basis that prevention is better than cure especially when measured against the costs of downtime. Many metal detectors in use today are designated as Critical Control Points (CCP’s). Should a problem occur with the metal detector during the inspection process, the production line should shut down until the problem is rectified as the CCP is no longer protected.
The cost associated with a line shutdown can be high. A metal detector that can advise when a fault occurs can be seen as beneficial as it allows for emergency service to be undertaken. However a metal detector that can give an advanced warning that a fault may be about to occur before it happens allows preventative maintenance to be scheduled when the line is out of service saving time and money.
“In order to maximize on quality and performance, METTLER TOLEDO has brought the unparallel metal detection solution, Profile Series, utilizing sophisticated software technology, Profile Series is very helpful in complying HACCP requirements and also for broader needs of External Food Safety regulations. Whether your products are wet, dry, hot, chilled or frozen, Profile Technology provides the ultimate solution in metal contaminant detection capability.” said Kailash Kale, Business Leader – Product Inspection. “All metal contamination including ferrous, non-ferrous and even the most difficult to detect non-magnetic stainless steels are readily identified, enabling them to be removed efficiently from the manufacturing process. Profile detectors in real sense provide a vital building block in helping the customers to establish improved processes and manufacturing efficiency thus increase productivity, to ensure uptime is maximized and also to reduce costly downtime.”
Continuing on the theme of maximising production uptime, Profile has been developed to address one of the biggest reported failure modes of any process or packing line equipment – that of operator error or unauthorised entry to the controls of equipment.
To address this issue, a secure personalised login system that allocates every user their personalised entry password has been created. To help navigation around the menu structure, operators can specify their own settings in a choice of 18 languages to ensure that when they log on, they can quickly and easily identify the operations they have been given access to. Every login to the detector is stored in an access log that can be viewed on the colour touch screen which reports the name of the operator and date and time when they logged onto the controls. This provides far greater levels of traceability and system security.
Using the latest in communications technology, Profile detectors can be configured to send email or text communications to various key people within the business reporting important events or issues. These could include missed performance verification tests, early warnings from the Condition Monitoring system.
It is even possible to configure the detector to communicate directly with Mettler Toledo service organisations to allow the fastest levels of response possible.
About Mettler-Toledo Safeline:
Mettler Toledo Safeline is the world’s leading supplier of metal detection and x-ray inspection solutions for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Together with Garvens Checkweighing, Mettler-Toledo Safeline forms the Product Inspection division of Mettler Toledo.
About Mettler-Toledo India:
Mettler-Toledo India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly subsidiary of Mettler-Toledo Inc. (NYSE: MTD), started its operations in India in 1998. With its base in Mumbai and eleven branches across India, Mettler-Toledo India is a leading player catering to the demand of Indian industries for high-technology precision and analytical instruments used in various labs and automation processes.
Mettler-Toledo inc is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions in several related analytical instruments markets and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Mettler-Toledo is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection systems used in production and packaging. Additional information about Mettler-Toledo can be found on its website www.mt.com
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