Equipment Snapshot: Eriez has introduced its new and improved Xtreme Vertical Form, Fill & Seal (VFS) Metal Detector. This compact unit requires no metal-free area above or below the sensing head, making it ideal for installation in the space-restricted area before the hopper and forming tube.
“With a 300 percent reduction in the metal free space constraints of previous models, our new VFS represents a dramatic improvement over other metal detectors on the market,” says Metal Detection product manager Ray Spurgeon. The new and improved Eriez Xtreme VFS Metal Detector eliminates the need for costly modifications and plastic hoppers. With its innovative design, this metal detector connects directly to a customer’s existing stainless steel hopper and forming tube with simple Jacobs connectors.
Eriez’ Xtreme VFS Metal Detectors meet stringent standards for food processing environments and offer the superior sensitivity customers expect from Eriez. These units, suitable for washdown, detect millimeter-sized metal spheres and feature food grade pipe and stainless steel construction.
Xtreme VFS Metal Detectors are available in 3-inch, 4-inch, 6-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch aperture sizes to meet practically any application need. Total installation height requirements vary from 9.75 inches to 12.75 inches, based on aperture size.
All Eriez metal detectors are designed for simple set-up and easy operation. Xtreme VFS Metal Detectors offer full-color, intuitive icon-driven controls and configurable output relays. For added convenience, a start-up and test kit is included with every order.
Eriez’ Smart Service Portal enables technicians to troubleshoot the Xtreme VFS Metal Detector remotely via the internet through a safe and secure connection. In addition, Eriez’ Smart X7 Link software allows customers to access and control their unit via their company’s intranet, giving them the capability to make changes to detector settings and download reports.