Canadian Packaging

New system from Loma gives a real head start

New IQ4 Metal Detector Search Head from Loma Systems utilizes a true Variable Frequency for packages or products with different shapes and sizes.

April 4, 2018
by Canadian Packaging staff

The new IQ4 Metal Detector Search Head from Loma Systems offers improved sensitivity compared to previous models and a plethora of exciting industry first features purposely designed to deliver optimum production efficiencies.

Using its 50 years of experience in developing advanced metal detection technology, Loma has developed the new IQ4 series to meet customers’ common inspection challenges and provide major design, performance, usability, quality and flexibility benefits, while ensuring low lifetime cost of ownership and meeting the company’s ‘Designed to Survive’ criteria.

The IQ4 technology has enabled Loma to introduce true Variable Frequency operating between 31-882 kHz, allowing the metal detector to automatically select the correct operating frequency.

According to Loma, changes in products or packaging that require an alteration in frequency will no longer require costly and inconvenient operator intervention.

In addition, Variable Frequency allows processors to easily run different pack sizes and shapes while benefiting from improved stability and sensitivity.

With built-in capacity to learn the characteristics and variable frequency settings for up to 100 different products, the IQ4 metal detector is standard with a seven-inch color touchscreen with a modernized and more intuitive interface—designed to simplify operation, deliver instant clarity to inspection status, and provide straight forward access to a host of advanced functionality features.

The IQ4 metal detector search heads feature a ‘beyond’ IP69K rating as standard for ultimate robustness and it makes them capable of withstanding the often-harsh conditions found within food processing plants.

The rating applies to the entire unit including the distinctive blue liner, brushed stainless steel case and touchscreen—without the need for protective covers.

With a newly expanded Auto Learn functionality significantly reducing set-up time and providing a more optimum sensitivity set up, the IQ4 metal detector is ready to use, virtually straight out of box, ensuring more uptime and reduces the need for time-consuming product set-up by engineers.

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