It is widely accepted that Metal Detectors are an integral part of almost all Food, Confectionery, Bakery, Snack processing and Pharmaceutical lines. Loma-Lock sets the industry standards in metal detection. Loma-Lock metal detectors find ferrous and non-ferrous metal particles. Loma-Lock systems can also be used to find ferrous metals while ignoring the non-ferrous metals, to indicate when there is iron contamination in the product.
Metal detection is born out of necessity and is unlikely to have occupied more than a fleeting thought in most manufacturers' minds. Loma-Lock provides state-of-the-art Metal Detectors with advance Digital Control
For over 50 years Loma-Lock has supplied metal detectors to customer’s worldwide, providing reliable detection, day after day, in products as diverse as biscuits, chocolates, raw meat and prescription drugs.
LOMA-LOCK INSPECTION SYSTEMS is the world’s leading manufacturer of metal detection systems for the Food, Pharmaceutical and Packaging Industries. Faced with the challenge of developing an all new range of metal detectors for food manufacturing and packaging, Loma Lock‘s R&D team were handed a simple brief - design a product to set new standards for good manufacturing practice, efficiency, product quality, traceability and compliance with existing and forthcoming legislative and regulatory requirements.
IN PURSUIT OF PURITY...PRODUCT QUALITY AND HYGIENE
Metal detection equipment needs to be installed at designated critical control points according to HACCP principles. Contamination from broken sieves, blades, bearings and damaged milling equipment will be detected at these stages.
High Sensitivity: Extremely resistant to vibration, the INSIGHTs Integrated Digital Search Head and sophisticated signal processing software is capable of filtering out even the most complex product signals in order to detect and reject minute fragments of metal. Locks unique coil design and signal processing capability offer particularly high sensitivity to stainless steel.
Fail-safe: Product integrity is fully protected by the INSIGHT during power fluctuation or interruption. “Test prompt” software ensures adherence to quality systems.
Hygiene: The INSIGHT range is sealed to IP69k/PW12 from approved materials which allow full wash down where required to provide necessary levels of cleanliness.LOCK Insight HD
The INSIGHT HD range of metal detectors for the food and packaging industries sets new standards for good manufacturing practice – specifically - traceability, efficiency, product quality, and compliance with existing as well as forthcoming regulatory requirements.
To achieve these goals metal detection and signal processing take place in the compact INTEGRATED DIGITAL SEARCH HEAD. Sophisticated OPTIX detector management software uses Lock’s unique DDS (Direct Digital Signal) vector diagram to generate the detailed product profile needed to achieve perfect product set-ups. This guarantees detection and rejection of metal fragments in both conductive and on conductive product applications while achieving stable operation and market leading sensitivities to all metals.
Adaptable True variable frequency detection adapts to new product and packaging in seconds
The INSIGHT C5 is the most compact metal detector of its type on the market, having been specifically designed to be installed between scales and vertical form fill and seal bag makers.
The INSIGHT compact vertical fall system can be installed at the beginning of the production line to inspect materials in bulk powder or granule form or at any point where inspection of free falling products is necessary.
Designed to exceed stringent industry demands, the INSIGHT PH pharmaceutical metal detector excels on all measures. Highly resistant to vibration, the INTEGRATED DIGITAL SEARCH HEAD and sophisticated OPTIX detector management software enable the INSIGHT PH to clearly display the detailed product profile needed to achieve perfect product setups using Lock's unique DDS (Direct Digital Signal) vector diagram. This guarantees detection and rejection of minute metal fragments, while maintaining high productivity.
These core technologies are complemented by an array of innovative features that deliver tangible benefits to the manufacturer at key stages in their production process.
The Loma IQ3 and IQ3+ Pipeline metal detectors are designed to provide highly sensitive inline metal detection for all types of pumped liquid and semi-liquid products including diced, ground and chopped meat, meat slurries, meat pastes, dairy products, sauces, jams and preserves, chocolate, soups and pickles.
The Loma Pipeline metal detector can be fitted into any existing pipeline system. The unit has robust quick-release fittings that enable it to be easily dismantled and cleaned. Illustrated is a stainless steel stand assembly with an integral gas strut for easy height adjustment. The adjustment range is from 930mm (36") to 1,210mm (48"). Lockable wheels enable the unit to be moved easily by a single operator. Alternatively bracket mountings are available to suit how and where the system is to be installed.
Loma X-ray units are engineered to deliver industry-leading levels of product integrity for the busiest of food production. Loma’s next-generation X-ray inspection systems benefit from Adaptive Array Technology (AAT) meaning that market leading detection performance can be achieved from every application and enabling food manufacturers to meet evolving HACCP standards and global retailer and consumer demand for complete product contamination inspection.
Loma Systems' X4 and X5 series of x-ray inspection systems boast the highest detection performance and are designed to survive the harshest of food processing facilities. With groundbreaking fine grain imaging, it detects metallic and non-metallic contaminants such as glass, stone, calcified bone, high-density plastics, flavor clumps and rubber - even for products packaged in foil or metalized film.