Metal detection machine for Perth bakery

Accuweigh Pty Ltd
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Monday, 15 March, 2010



A metal detection machine was recently commissioned for Mias Bakery in Perth. The machine ensures the company’s bread is free of potential metal contamination as required by its internal quality assurance processes.

Most large supermarket chains are making it a mandatory requirement for suppliers of food products to ensure all processed food passes through food inspection equipment, like metal detection machines, before delivery to the stores.

Accuweigh’s Willetton branch in WA installed an AccuCheck metal detection machine that uses a variable frequency metal detection system for increased scanning sensitivity over a wide variety of products of different consistencies. The machine stores the optimum scanning parameters in memory for each product to ensure a high level of metal detection is achieved and maintained for each of the client’s products.

The two variable-frequency metal detection heads are married to the existing loaf bagging lines by stainless steel conveyors with modular belts, reject pushers and lockable reject bins supplied by Acutec Engineering in Adelaide. The bread loaves being inspected are up to 450 wide x 200 long x 200 mm high with a metal detection scanning rate of up to 60 units per minute.

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