The new metal detection system Mitus offers users a whole new level of foreign object detection: Thanks to its flexible modulation feature MiWave, the inspection solution from Minebea Intec.

Minebea Intec now provides a high-precision inspection solution to detect foreign objects in virtually all food and beverage applications with the new metal detection system Mitus.

Thanks to its flexible modulation feature MiWave, the system ignores high product effects caused by product shape, size, and composition and minimises incorrect separations in the process. This enables Mitusto reliably detect foreign objects. Another impressive feature of the metal detector is the variety of models available, which ensures it can be easily integrated into existing systems.

Reliable metal detecting equipment is important in the food sector because it impacts how well product effects, or how the product itself affects the electromagnetic field, are offset.

The size of the product effect depends on a range of factors, including product shape, size, temperature, moisture, and the concentration of ingredients, particularly the product’s salt content. Generally speaking, if these properties change, it can lead to unexpected product effects, posing problems for conventional metal detectors. Flexibility is the key to success here. 

Mitus handles this challenge thanks to its flexible modulation feature MiWave. MiWave artificially modulates transmitter waves and intelligently resolves and analyses the receiver spectrum. This enables Mitus to automatically minimise the problem of incorrect rejections and therefore provide maximum detection sensitivity for foreign objects made from ferrous and non-ferrous metals, stainless steels, and light metals like aluminium. 

Mitus is also easy to integrate into existing systems: the inspection solution is available in most standard sizes and as a rectangular, round or compact detection coil, which means it can be integrated into your system even if limited space is available. Mituscan be easily combined with other inspection solutions, such as weighing technology, and integrated into existing production lines

The product is also equipped with the standardised Minebea Intec user interface, which makes for easy and intuitive operation. One example is the integrated teach-in mode, which reduces the configuration of new products to a few simple steps, thus saving the customer valuable time. 

It’s not just the operation of the Mitus that impresses: cleaning and maintenance are also easier thanks to the device’s design, which complies with Hygienic Design guidelines. The metal detector is made from stainless steel and protected against pressure jet cleaning. Smooth, self-drain surfaces predominate, while dead space and rebates have been minimised throughout. The easy cleaning saves time and cleaning materials, and therefore costs.

“With Mitus we are offering users a premium metal detection solution: as a critical control point, it ensures that foreign objects are reliably detected despite high and variable product effects,” says Linus Dellweg, Global Product Manager at Minebea Intec. “Users can also rely on our products being of premium ‘Made in Germany’ quality: we have now been manufacturing detection solutions for over seven decades, with consumers and manufacturers alike benefiting from our reliable product inspection technology.”

About Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec is a leading manufacturer of industrial weighing and inspection technologies. The Hamburg-based company has offered products and services synonymous with innovation, performance, and reliability for over 150 years. The product portfolio includes high-resolution platform scales, load cells, container and silo scales, check weighers, metal detectors, X-ray inspection systems, and intuitive software solutions.