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  • Reliably detects metal contaminants in tablets and capsules
  • IQ, OQ, PQ qualification certificates are delivered directly, SQ certificate available
  • Rejection with pendulum bell ensures that products are not damaged or jammed
  • Mobile and height adjustable, toolless disassembly for cleaning
  • Intuitive control, automatic calibration and TeachAssistant


  • Maximum search performance with high reliability due to 4-quadrant technology
  • Simple setup with TeachAssistant
  • Memory for up to 250 products
  • Easy to use with intuitive and multilingual menus
  • 4-level password system, automatic log out after time lapse
  • Documentation of all events and metal messages
  • Optional: Data transfer to USB interface or connection to the company network via SHARKNET® software
  • Cyclical function monitoring with Performance Validation System (PVS)


Typically, the METAL SHARK® PH is used at the outlet of tablet presses. It provides a very high degree of sensitivity for detecting magnetic and non-magnetic metals.

As tablets drop through the metal detector, the downstream ejection flap removes tablets with the smallest metal contaminants from the product flow. This high-quality device is maintenance-free. For cleaning, all parts in contact with the product can be disassembled without tools.

Delivery Scope

  • PH detection unit incl. infeed guide and rejector
  • METAL SHARK® control unit
  • Mobile frame with castors, polished stainless steel
  • IQ/OQ/PQ quality certificates (SQ option on request)


  • Monitoring of tablets and capsules for metallic impurities in the pharmaceutical or nutraceutical industry


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
Output 2 floating: “error” and “metal” 8 freely configurable 24 V DC signals
Inspection Method High-frequency magnetic field, multi-channel operation, symmetrical receiver coils
Metal Detection Ferrous, non-ferrous (e.g. aluminium or copper) and stainless steel
Product Compensation Memory for up to 250 memory, automatic product compensation, with TeachAssitant
Enclosure Rating Controller IP40, sensor IP65
Environmental Conditions for Controller +5°C to +50°C / 41°F to 122°F, rel. humidity 30% to 85% (non-condensing)
Environmental Conditions for Sensor +5°C to +50°C / 41°F to 122°F
Temperature of Goods Inspected Up to 70°C / 158°F
Power Supply 1 phase 110-230 V AC +/- 5%, 20 W typ. (60 W max.)
Interface RS232, LAN (optional, for SHARKNET®), USB (optional)
Maintenance Maintenance-free, sensors calibrate themselves
Diagnostics Integrated diagnostic software, automatic self-test
Infeed and Reject System PVDF pipe, inner diameter 44 mm (1,73″), solenoid driven reject diverter mechanism, variable infeed / outfeed height, quick demount design for easy cleaning
Stand Stainless steel support stand, mobile through castors and fixed feet, height adjustable
Flow rate
Tablets Ø 5 x H 3.5 mm 31,200 pcs./min.
Tablets Ø 7 x H 4.5 mm 26,400 pcs./min.
Tablets Ø 12 x H 4.5 mm 12,200 pcs./min.
Tablets oval B 9 mm x L 16.5mm x H 6.5 mm 10,500 pcs./min.
Best Metal Sensitivity
Iron Ø 0.3 mm
Non-Ferrous Ø 0.4 mm
Stainless Steel (316) Ø 0.5 mm
Product Guidance and Reject System FDA-compliant design made of stainless steel and PVDF for all parts in contact with the product