News | March 4, 2015

New Conveyor System For Metal Detector Line Designed To Maximize Efficiency

Thermo Scientific

Thermo Scientific Quickfit engineered to integrate with Thermo Scientific APEX metal detectors

A new conveyor system for metal detectors has been designed to improve reliability, decrease maintenance and reduce the total cost of ownership for processors of dairy, snacks, meat, poultry, seafood, bakery and prepared foods. The Thermo Scientific Quickfit conveyor was engineered to integrate seamlessly with the Thermo Scientific APEX metal detectors. 

Each Quickfit unit is tested to eliminate problems food processors can experience when relying on third-party material handling, fabrication and integration with high-performance metal detectors. The modular design uses common components to reduce total ownership costs over the typical 10-plus year metal detector conveyor lifetime. This helps customers better utilize their capital and maintenance budgets.

“Our customers told us that they want a line they can depend on,” said Bob Ries, lead product manager, metal detection and X-ray inspection, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “That’s what drove us to engineer a conveyor with quality components and materials for maximum life. The objective is to reduce the cost of ownership by reducing maintenance and downtime,”

Quickfit conveyors deliver features designed to optimize performance, flexibility and sanitation:

  • Available with Thermo Scientific APEX 500 HD, 500 and 100 metal detectors
  • Wide range of belt widths, conveyor lengths and heights for application flexibility
  • Fixed- or variable-speed operation to meet line specifications/preferences
  • Rugged stainless steel construction for long-term reliability
  • IP66 washdown rated to meet demanding sanitation requirements
  • Fully configured and tested for quality assurance and performance

For more about Thermo Scientific product inspection equipment, visit www.thermoscientific.com/productinspection.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17B and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, visit www.thermofisher.com.

SOURCE: Thermo Scientific Product Inspection