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  • Posted December 15, 2011 in Metal Detection

    Metal detection is now an integral part of the textile and apparel production process. Product protection is now an essential quality assurance requirement for manufacturers supplying leading brand names and retail outlets across the world.

  • Product Inspection in the food industry
    Posted December 8, 2011 in Bulk Inspection, Metal Detection, Product Inspection

    Our research and development team thrives on challenges, particularly where this involves looking for new and innovative ways to design metal detection products that set new standards for good manufacturing practice, efficiency, product quality, traceability and compliance with both existing and forthcoming legislative and regulatory requirements.

  • Metal detection in the pharmaceutical
    Posted December 1, 2011 in Metal Detection, Pharmaceutical Inspection

    Detecting and measuring metal elements in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products is a critical consideration in finished-product manufacturing. Product protection within these industries is tightly controlled by regulation and legislation.

  • The INSIGHT PH Metal Detector
    Posted November 24, 2011 in Industrial Metal Detectors, Metal Detection

    The INSIGHT PH is the class leading metal detector for the pharmaceutical industry, excelling in all areas. Highly resistant to vibration, the Integrated Digital Search Head and sophisticated OPTIX detector management software enable the INSIGHT PH to clearly display the detailed product profile needed to achieve perfect product setups, using Lock’s unique DDS (Direct Digital Signal) vector diagram.

  • Bulk Inspection
    Posted November 17, 2011 in Bulk Inspection, Metal Detection

    The role of metal detection in the food and pharmaceutical industries has changed dramatically over recent years. The Food Safety Act and the increasing demands imposed by supermarket retailers has led to food and pharmaceutical manufacturers installing factory-wide systems that comply with the Hazard Analysis and Critical Points standards (HACCP)....

  • Product Inspection in the Bakery Industry
    Posted October 28, 2011 in Product Inspection

    Effective product protection is essential in the bakery industry these days. Bakers have to ensure that their products are free from metal contamination for the safety and wellbeing of their customers, and also deliver a quality product. The application of quality control and product inspection is monitored at every stage of the manufacturing process, and regulators expect nothing less than the highest standards of safety.

  • Posted October 20, 2011 in Metal Detection, Product Inspection

    The most commonly found contaminant in the food industry is metal. Metal fragments can often be inadvertently and unintentionally introduced into food products. If these contaminants are not detected, they can become a major safety hazard for consumers, and seriously damage the reputation and status of the business. What’s more these metal fragments can also damage valuable machinery and shut down production lines leading to significant financial losses. Consequently food processors monitor their production lines rigorously using metal detectors to ensure that the product is completely free from metal contamination, and meets all the health and safety regulations of the Food Safety Act.

  • Product Inspection in the food industry
    Posted October 13, 2011 in Bulk Inspection, Product Inspection

    The necessity for the control of metal contamination in food products has long been practised by conscientious food producers, but never before has the regulation of the safety standards within the food industry been so fiercely regulated...

  • Detecting and measuring metal elements in pharmaceutical products is a crucial consideration in finished-product pharmaceutical manufacturing....

  • They are most widely used throughout the industry to detect any trace element of metal that may have got into the food during the production process. The most commonly used form of metal detector works on the principle of the balanced coil system, utilising a 3 coil system with 1 transmitting coil and 2 receivers. Although the first industrial metal detector was patented in the 19th century, it was only produced in the UK in 1948.