Metal Detector Rental

Metal Detector Rental

Metal detection services play a key role in protecting your food, product and business. The risk of contamination increases with each step in the production process, presenting an opportunity for contamination either through human or mechanical error. As technology has increased in the food manufacturing industry, so has foreign material contamination due to metal.

Metal is one of the most common sources of physical contamination in food and can enter product at any stage in the production cycle.

Food producers are increasingly dependent upon metal detection in food to prevent the distribution of food that’s contaminated with metal fragments—food that would otherwise slip through your production line. Food foreign contamination is a significant problem in our industry with the power to kill: 

  • Profits
  • Brand Reputations
  • Products

How to Keep Your Product and Customers Safe: Get State-of-the-Art Metal Detection Equipment Rentals

At FlexXray, we offer highly sensitive metal detector equipment rentals to help you discover metal fragments to your specific sensitivity requirements in your product. We have a wide range of metal detector aperture sizes available to suit your short- or long-term metal detector requirements. Our equipment will suit almost any need including the following: 

  • Ultra-sensitive conveyor metal detectors 
  • Larger case systems
  • Bulk gravity detectors

We calibrate our metal detectors to your specified standards with your product. Before any equipment is shipped, we optimize the frequency and phase point to be able to detect the smallest possible metal contaminants. This allows for maximum performance and a “turn-key” solution upon arriving at your facility. Then, our metal detectors are ready to be picked up or shipped on a pallet to the customer site. Our systems are available to rent in monthly increments. 

All of our metal detectors are calibrated for maximum performance with certified test pieces (Fe, NFe, SS 316, SS 304 or AL). 

Resolving foreign material contamination problems is our expertise. We apply foreign material detection technology to a wide variety of applications and can select the ideal system for your specific needs and requirements.


Metal detectors depend on signal interferences to find metal fragments. While metal detectors are particularly effective when used on a dry, non-conductive product such as raw ingredients, pasta or bread, they’re also excellent for inspecting frozen product and heavily processed foods.

When a particle of metal passes through the metal detector, it disturbs the high-frequency field, and the machine alerts users to the problem.  

While X-ray inspection is used to find all types of foreign contaminants, metal detection services are ideal in situations when you are looking specifically for metal fragments

Situations where a metal detector is a good fit include:

  • When your only contamination concern is metal
  • Early in the process, before dry ingredients are blended
  • At the end of the process when multiple ingredients are used
  • When glass or plastic packaging is used

The effectiveness of a metal detector is determined by a few factors:

  • The size and type of metal
  • The size of the aperture
  • The product being inspected and its conductivity
  • The product packaging
When you need to inspect your food on-site, a portable metal detector could be the answer you’ve been waiting for.

While FlexXray performs all types of inspections in our facility, a metal detection machine rental might be best for you when:

  • You have a low-cost and lightweight product to inspect
  • Your product is highly regulated and can’t be sent off-site for inspection
  • The cost of transporting your product to FlexXray is prohibitive
  • You have available manpower and time to operate a metal detection machine on-site

If you’re considering metal detection rentals, let us help you! We can review your individual situation and requirements, and help you find the best solution for your needs.

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