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MPE Pro-Tector offers total inline solution for metal control

MPE launches industry's first total solution for metal control at 2013 Las Vegas Pack Expo.

September 18, 2013   by Canadian Packaging Staff

MPE’s Pro-Tector combines the benefits of a magnetic separator and metal detector all in one compact, combined unit.

HIGHLAND, MI—Material Process Equipment (MPE) announces the launch of Pro-Tector, what it calls the industry’s first total solution for metal control.

MPE—a worldwide systems integrator that specializes in magnetic separation, metal and X-ray detection, material handling, and related processes and equipment—says it has come up with a has sought to provide a new and better way to prevent both ferrous and nonferrous metals from contaminating final product.

The result: MPE’s Pro-Tector efficiently combines the simplicity of a magnetic separator with the reliability of a metal detector in one compact unit. This innovative new system assures the quick, easy removal of metals from product stream, while its size accommodates the tight spaces commonly found in production facilities.

Debuting at the 2013 Las Vegas Pack Expo in booth #6569, visitors can get up-close and personal with the Pro-Tector.

Designed for use in gravity-feed pipes to monitor for metal contaminants in continuous-flowing granules or powders such as sugar, flour, corn meal, or spices, the Pro-Tector’s integrated drawer magnet provides maximum magnetic separation of contaminants.

Product first flows through the drawer magnet, which is located at the top of the unit, and then ferrous-free product continues through a gravity-feed metal detector.

“Our customers cannot gamble on product safety,” says MPE chief executive officer Keith Rhodes. “For more than thirty years, MPE has been a pioneer in engineering equipment that keeps pace with market developments. The Pro-Tector offers our customers a unique solution that combines the simplicity of a magnetic separator with the reliability of a metal detector.”

The Pro-Tector’s integrated drawer magnet employs twin layers of rare-earth magnetic tubes to provide maximum magnetic separation of metal contaminants, and its quick-clean feature allows the operator to clean the unit in under 10 seconds.

Extremely reliable and easy to use, the Pro-Tector’s integrated metal detector features a straightforward operating system that quickly guides the user through set-up and operation. Designed for intuitive use, the effectiveness and ease of use make this metal detector the premier choice for manufacturers unwilling to compromise on product safety or quality.

The Pro-Tector is available in a number of standard sizes.

For further information, contact MPE at

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