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Americas: Metal detector scans with five frequencies


Thermo Fisher Scientific releases a metal detection platform that rapidly scans up to five frequencies to help food and consumer goods manufacturers find ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel metal contaminants in products.

The Sentinel multiscan metal detector can detect contaminants that are up to 70% smaller in volume than previous technologies, including the Thermo Scientific APEX 500 metal detector.

The Sentinel metal detector will make its global debut at Pack Expo Las Vegas, September 25-27, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, US.

“Scanning many frequencies with one detector means that the probability of detection exponentially increases, reducing the risk of costly contamination events that require rework, scrap and recalls,” said Bob Ries, lead product manager, product inspection.

“With the Sentinel metal detector, it is like having five separate metal detectors combined, each looking for contaminants at a different frequency.”