Tramp Metal Detector – What Lies Beneath?

What lies beneath” may sound like the pay-off line to a Horror movie, but tramp metal hidden in ore feed to the crusher will give your Production Manager the chills when he thinks of the downtime & lost production it can cause.

Like any good Horror movie there is always a hero and to this end RTI supplies the Tectron range of Tramp Metal Detectors, specifically designed to address various applications and material requirements.

RTI’s Metal Detector range

1. Tectron Model 100 Tramp Metal Detector

The Tectron® Model 100 Tramp Metal Detector  is engineered for installation on conveyor belts carrying coal, minerals, aggregates, and other bulk materials. Used primarily
for detecting bucket teeth, and large pieces of metal from damaging downstream equipment. The aperture can be changed from 11-23 inches (280-580mm) depending on the height of the product on the belt.

2. Tectron Model 50 Metal Detector

The model 50 can be tuned to ignore conductive or magnetic ores such as magnetite and pyrite, even if they are carried by high tension, steel cord belts with rip detection loops, while still detecting small pieces of tramp metal. The model 50 is available in nearly any belt width, and can be field adjusted to fit most standard conveyor configurations.

3. Tectron Model 8050 Metal Detector – “The Discriminator”

The Tectron model 8050 metal detector is the only pulsed eddy current metal detector that is able to differentiate between magnetic and non-magnetic metals. Originally developed for iron ore mines to work in conjunction with an electromagnet, the model 8050 comes with an output for indicating that non-magnetic metal is detected, and can also be outfitted with a magnet activation circuit to turn on a downstream electromagnet for automatic removal of the magnetic tramp metal.

4. Tectron 5500-E1 Metal Detector

The Tectron® Model 5500 E1 is engineered to be the most sensitive metal detector on the market for installation on conveyor belts carrying coal, minerals, aggregates, and other bulk materials. The Model 5500 E1 can be tuned to ignore conductive ores such as gold, copper or zinc while still detecting small pieces of tramp metal. The Model 5500 E1 is available in nearly any belt width, and is factory customized to fit your conveyor, and can be supplied as a flat-pack under-belt style detector.

5. Tectron Model 5500 E6 Tramp Metal Detector

The Model 5500 E6 is typically used in food, glass & plastic recycling, wood chips & paper pulp applications which demand the highest possible sensitivity while remaining immune to moisture, salt and other product effects. It can be built to nearly any belt width, and is factory customised to fit your conveyor, and can be supplied as a flat-pack under-belt style detector.

6. Tectron Clip Detector

The Tectron Clip Detector is an optional accessory, and is required if a belt has metal repair clips, or is a steel cord belt.

7. Tramp Metal Removal

The MARS™ Tramp Metal Removal System is designed to remove tramp metal without having to stop production or put staff in harm’s way.

8. Tectron Flag Drop Marker

The flag drop marker is an optional accessory.  It is installed downstream from the metal detector to mark the location of the metal on the belt.  Trust RTI’s range of Tectron metal detectors to reveal “What lies beneath” and prevent horror stories at your plant!