METAL SHARK® TU

  • Reliably detects metals in packaged and unpackaged products on conveyors
  • Removable sides make it particularly easy to install, ideal for belts that cannot be split
  • Highest sensitivity with 4-quadrant technology
  • Automatic calibration and TeachAssistant for intuitive control and easy installation
  • Very low maintenance due to automatic balance and calibration control
METAL SHARK® TU

Features

  • 4-quadrant technology provides maximum detection performance with highest reliability in the detection space 
  • 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 upon timeout
  • Documentation of all events and metal detection alerts
  • IFS and HACCP reports available on the display at the touch of a button
  • Optional: data transfer to USB interface or connection to the company network via SHARKNET® software
  • Cyclical function monitoring with Performance Validation System (PVS)

Function

The METAL SHARK  TU metal detector is used in combination with conveyors or chutes where these cannot be split or dismantled. The side walls of the TU can be removed so that sensors can be pushed over and under the belt without any need to split it up.

Thanks to 4-quadrant technology, the METAL SHARK TU detects magnetic and non-magnetic metal contaminants (iron, stainless steel, aluminum etc.) accurately and reliably. The stainless steel housing is easy-to-clean and rugged, making it suitable for a wide variety of industries.

Delivery Scope

  • Detection unit (sensor) TU with removable side panels
  • Control unit METAL SHARK® (separate mounting, e.g. wall mounting)

Application

  • Monitoring of packed or loose goods free or on conveyor belts or chutes
  • Quality assurance for incoming goods, outgoing goods or during ongoing production
  • Machine protection, e.g. in the recycling industry

Specifications

Model Name/ID METAL SHARK® TU
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 encoders, product recognition, buttons

Output 2 floating: “error” and “metal”
8 freely configurable 24 V DC signals, e.g. magnetic valve, visual/acoustic alarm
Inspection Method High-frequency magnetic field, multi-channel operation, balanced receiver coils
Metal Detection Ferrous, non-ferrous (e.g. aluminium or copper) and stainless steel
Product Compensation 250 memory locations, TeachAssistant
Protection Type Control unit: IP65
Sensor: IP54, optional IP66
Ambience

Controller: -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
Sensor: -30°C to +60°C / -22°F to +140°F, optional: +90°C / 194°F

Product Temperature Standard: -30°C to +55°C / -22°F to 131°F
Optional: -40°C to +120°C / -40°F to 248°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 Very low maintenance, self-calibrating sensors
Diagnostics Integrated diagnostic software, automatic self-test
Conformity CE

Accessories & Extras

The METAL SHARK® TU can be adapted to your production process with customizable designs and accessories.

Different temperature or hygiene requirements are taken into account as well as complicated product requirements for metal detection or the environment.

Temperature extension cold

Temperature range extended to -40°C / -40°F
Resin seals remain elastic at 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, replaceable filter fan, heat exchanger and/or active cooling units

High temperature extension for goods inspected

Goods temperature up to +120°C / 248°F max.
This option provides IP54 grade enclosure for the sensor

LPW/HPW IP rating upgrade: adapted sensor seal, installing additional seals and dual housing for the control electronics
SHARKNET® The SHARKNET® software connects METAL SHARK® metal detectors with a central computer, providing centralized storage of all operating data plus batch and alert documentation for HACCP and IFS compliance.
Flashing light, XENON red

Very bright and eye-catching alarm light, 24 V DC, IP 65
RB 10-100 V, 2 W Xenon beacon
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
Test sticks, set of 6 Certified, 100mm x 10mm x 10mm, acrylic, types and certificate number engraved in color 2x Fe, 2x non-Fe, 2x VA 1.4401 (sizes depending on application)
Miscellaneous Makrolon cover for control unit