The food processing companies are one of the best recycler’s going. A common place they find equipment is at a bakery equipment auction. Here you’ll find any and all machinery used in the processing of raw ingredients to finished goods. If you’re looking for food processing metal detectors for sale this is an ideal starting place. Goring Kerr has been in business for decades and has thousands of systems in production and in the used market.
Where used metal detecting equipment is best suited
There are two common examples of why companies would purchase a used metal detector. First and most common is a new company that has just signed a contract with a large buyer. Often large companies require suppliers (even co-packers) to meet specific quality control levels. Part of that is the detection of metal in their product. Ideally a start up company would want to invest as little capital as possible. Here is where used metal detectors come in. They are one of the most reliable industrial products manufactured. They can last for ever! The key is to ensure you have the system setup correctly by following the metal detector manual for both installation and operational setup.
The second most common need to buy a used industrial metal detector is as either a backup or secondary system in an existing plant. Here operators can add a new layer of comfort to ensure they are up and running at peak output. It’s is often the first step to building out a full plan when identifying common locations for metal detectors in your factory.
Common components of a metal detector when buying at an auction
Although many systems are different in configuration there are a few basic parts of a metal detector you need to know about before you purchase a metal detector at an auction.
Search head – This is the part where the product will pass through or over. It’s commonly a metal casing with a square or rectangle hole.
Power supply – This can either be internal to the metal detector or external and is the connection of the mains power, search head and reject device.
Control panel – Like the power supply this can be internal to the search head or external. It’s where you will adjust the various settings within the metal detector.
Conveying system – This is how the product passes through or over the search head. It can be a conveyor, gravity system or pipeline system
Reject mechanism – Typically part of the conveying system the reject device is how the contaminated product is automatically removed from the production stream.
When considering a used metal detector for sale take the time to go through each and every component. Although they are built to last you just never know how they’ve been used prior to you purchasing them.