DETECTRONIC is the only Scandinavian producer of metal detectors for the food industry. Along with our check weighing systems, we have supplied the world wide food industry with our products for 34 years. Today we are present in more than 60 countries around the world and we operate our own companies in India, China and Thailand. Our products are used in most parts of the food industry and we know that demands change when countries change, and we adapt our production and our product range to meet these demands.


A metal detector is an electronic instrument which detects the presence of metal contamination hidden within objects that may have contaminated them during the production process. Because most food processing equipment is made of metal, fragments of this material can be unintentionally introduced to the products, posing a hazard to consumers. 

Contamination of food by metal shards from broken processing machinery, loose screws and bolts, machine parts, metal tags, screen wire, blades etc during the manufacturing process is a major safety issue in the food industry. Metal detectors for this purpose are widely used and integrated into the production line. Any of these contaminants can cause serious harm to consumers and lead to severe legal consequences for food manufacturing companies. Metal particles and fragments can also damage food production and packaging machinery, which can be expensive and time-consuming to repair


  • Exceptional stability and sensitivity
  • Applicable for all metals, including ferrous, copper, stainless steel, etc.
  • Will auto-learn most products and can save up to 100 in the product database
  • Dust and waterproof stainless steel construction—also available in high pressure wash-down IP 66 rated models that are ideal for meat processing applications
  • LCD and optional touch screen operator interfaces
  • Available with durable “chain-link” style conveyor belts

Available in a variety of formats

  • IMD-I Conveyorized
  • IMD-I-P for gravity fall products
  • IMD-I-L for liquids, pastes, fillings and sauces
  • IMD-I-B for demanding bakery applications
  • IMD-I-M for pharmaceutical products such as pills and tablets

Metal Detector Options

Conveyorized Metal Detector
Gravity Fall Metal Detector
Pipeline Type Metal Detector

Applications : Ideal for Food processing, Dairy, Packaging industries, Sea food, Spices, Dry- fruits, Meat processing, Chemical, Rubber, Garments, Home furnishing, Pharmaceuticals, Paper industries, Grains, Plastic Industries, Confectionary etc.