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by allowing data collection from multiple PI
devices and consolidating into a single platform, " Klein said. " ProdX ensures full data
analysis and evaluation of each technology
and it is Industry 4.0 ready. "

Dealing with problems
Today's detectors are very adept, reliable and
repeatable, however, there is less thought of
issues such as packaging material. Spurgeon
explains that recycled fiberboard and wood
are often used in packaging material and
processed with grinders and refiners. Very
often repurposed dunnage and skids contain staples or nails that are ground down in
the process and the cumulative amount of
metal fines in the recycled packaging material can cause the bags to false trip the metal
detectors. In other words, there may not be
metal in the pet food but in the bag.
" Another challenge with the bags may

Finding contaminants as early in production as
possible saves processors the cost of wasted
product and production time.
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be the bright, colorful inks used to attract consumers' attention, " Spurgeon said.
" Sometimes these inks have oxides in them
that trip the metal detector. "
Other problems with metal detection
performance may be associated with the
product formulations, especially those with
high levels of vitamins and fortifications. In
sufficient levels, this may impact a detectors
performance as they create conductivity.
Catching metal and other foreign objects
early can protect processing equipment
from damage; and regular verification and
testing can guard against contaminants slipping through undetected or false positives
that waste valuable product and cause production downtime.
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