METAL SHARK® BIG

  • Sturdy aluminium design – particularly robust and weatherproof with short metal-free zone
  • Ideal protection for hackers and OSB flakers
  • High search performance and noise immunity through 4-quadrant technology, even better with Power Drive option
  • Maintenance-free: automatic calibration and automatic balance control
  • Easy installation and intuitive operation
  • Remote control and remote maintenance (option SHARKNET®) with documentation of all settings, metal messages etc.
METAL SHARK® BIG

Features

  • Sturdy aluminum design
  • Rugged and weatherproof with short metal-free zone
  • Optimal protection for wood choppers, shredders, chippers and OSB flakers
  • Highest search performance and noise immunity 4-quadrant technology, Power Drive (booster) option
  • Maintenance-free Automatic calibration and automatic balance control
  • Easy installation and intuitive operation
  • Remote control and remote maintenance (SHARKNET® option) with documentation of all settings, metal detection alerts, etc.

Function

The METAL SHARK® BIG with its rectangular tunnel is specifically designed for large items such as logs, bales and recycled wood.

Thanks to its robust design, it is particularly suitable for industrial use on rough terrain commonly found in places such as timber yards. It is typically installed with a flat-belt trough conveyor or with a specially prepared vibrating feeder.

Using 3D detection technology, it detects magnetic and non-magnetic metal contaminants (iron, stainless steel, aluminum etc.) accurately and reliably even in challenging conditions.

Delivery Scope

  • BIG detection unit (sensor)
  • Control unit electronic control cabinet with current METAL SHARK® electronics

Application

  • Protection of processing machines from metal objects
  • Monitoring of large items – particularly well-suited for monitoring tree trunks
  • Monitoring of bulk materials such as wood chips
  • For use preferably with trough conveyor belts

Specifications

Model Name/ID METAL SHARK® BIG
Electronics Digital signal processor, digital frequency generation, digital balance control, automatic calibration, digital noise filters, integrated flexible control functions
Input 2 analog 0 ...10 V DC (option: 4-20 mA)
8 freely configurable 24 V DC signals, e.g. for rotary encoders, product identification, pushbutton
Output 2 floating: “error” and “metal”
8 freely configurable 24 V DC signals, e.g. solenoid valve, visual/acoustic alarm
Inspection Method High-frequency magnetic field, multi-channel operation, balanced receiver coils
Metal Detection Ferrous, non-ferrous (e.g. tombac, brass, aluminium, lead etc.) and stainless steel
Product Compensation 250 memory locations, TeachAssistant
Protection Type IP 65
Ambience -30°C to +40°C / -22°F to +104°F
UL version: -20°C to +40°C / -4°F to +104°F
Optional: -40°C / -40°F or +55°C / +131°F
Rel. humidity 20% to 90%, non-condensing
> 95% relative humidity (condensing) with control unit closed
Product Temperature Up to 70°C / 158°F
Power Supply Single-phase 110-230 V AC +/- 5%, 20 W typical (60 W max.)
Interface RS232, LAN (optional, for SHARKNET ), USB (optional)
Maintenance Maintenance-free, self-calibrating sensors
Diagnostics Integrated diagnostic software, automatic self-test Tunnel
Conformity CE

Accessories & Extras

  • Separate mounting of the control unit (wall mounting, up to 30 m connection cable to the sensor)
  • Xenon flashing light
  • Acoustic signaling devices
  • SHARKNET® for remote control and remote maintenance and data recording
  • Power Drive signal amplification for further improved search performance and for particularly challenging operating condition
  • Extended temperature range to below -40°C / -40°F
SHARKNET® The SHARKNET® software connects METAL SHARK® metal detectors to a central computer, providing central storage of all operating data as well as batch and alert documentation and remote control and remote maintenance via a PC
Fast Power Drive (FPD) Significantly improves metal detection capability and reliability in industrial environments that do not meet electromagnetic compatibility standards.
Various IP protection classes available, ATEX Zone 22 version optionally available
Temperature extension (cold) Temperature range extended to -40°C / -40°F
Resin seals remain elastic at very low temperatures. Special insulation, heated enclosure and other features
Temperature extension (hot) Temperature range extended to +55°C / +131°F
Adapted enclosure, additional thermal insulation, heat exchanger and/or active cooling units
Flashing light, XENON Very bright and eye-catching alarm light, 24 V DC, IP 65, RB 10-100 V, 2 W, suitable for mounting on stand or wall mounting
Alarm horn Emits a very loud alarm sound, 24 V DC
Suitable for mounting on stand or wall mounting
Flashing light + horn on stand Acoustic and visual alarm on stand, stainless steel,
with bright red Xenon flashing light and horn for conveyor mounting