October 15, 2010
Advanced Detection Systems is awarded a patent for its vibration monitoring and compensating technology used in its ProScan Max metal detector
(Milwaukee)-Advanced Detection Systems is pleased to announce its new ProScan Max metal detection technology. The ProScan Max patented technology monitors and compensates for production conditions that effect sensitivity performance. Working in real time, the computer compensates for the effects of conveyor and floor vibrations caused by forklift traffic, product impact, along with the shaking effects caused by reject mechanisms and other processing equipment.
A common complaint with metal detectors is the high number of false rejects or false positives that food processors experience during production. Food metal detectors are often placed in extreme production conditions that subject them to vibrations, shaking and harsh conditions that directly affect the performance of the metal detector. With the ProScan Max technology, these conditions are compensated for automatically, which improves the metal detector’s sensitivity to smaller metal contaminates. “When it comes to food safety and quality control, the industry is demanding improvement in the detection capability of metal detectors”, explained Wayne Eide, Marketing Manager for Advanced Detection Systems. “Continually checking and compensating for these conditions is a revolutionary improvement toward detecting smaller metal contaminates regardless of ambient production conditions. The ProScan Max metal detector solves two major concerns that food processors face; better sensitivity levels and with no false trips”, Wayne explained further.
The ProScan Max metal detector, custom manufactured by Advanced Detection Systems in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, incorporates proprietary technology in its electronics. Its rugged all welded conveyor construction and wash-down design is the best in the industry and preferred by food processors.
Advanced Detection Systems Chief Engineer Joe Simon stated, “Because the software tracks and adjusts the metal detector from the effects of vibration and other adverse production conditions, the net result is optimum sensitivity performance that is reliable and repeatable”.
With the ProScan Max technology, food processors can expect better sensitivity, more up time, stable and consistent metal detection and the assurance that the rejected product is truly contaminated. “As a result of the ProScan Max technology, food processors are assured that a rejected product is truly contaminated and puts to rest any doubt if it was a false trip or a truly contaminated product”, stated Wayne Eide.
Additional features with the ProScan Max Metal Detector is an easy to use touch screen, 1-2 pass product set up, auto calibration, USB data down load, Ethernet and optional remote diagnostics capability.
Advanced Detection Systems offers custom solutions, system upgrades, free product testing, technical training classes, experienced and responsive field service, service contracts and compliance audits.
Advanced Detection Systems will display the ProScan Max system at PackExpo in Chicago, IL October 31 – November 3, 2010.