The problem that the food industry is facing nowadays is ensuring flawless products and continuous production. Any defect or flaw on the product can incur significant costs to the company, either due to the refusal of orders or possible lawsuits by consumers. Also, errors in the manufacturing process can lead to damage to various systems or devices. One source of errors is the presence of metallic contaminants in products or raw materials.
Therefore, the detection and separation of metal contaminates are important parts of the manufacturing process in the food industry. Metallic contaminants can enter the manufacturing process in many ways. They can be found in starting materials or can form when defects occur on metal machinery and equipment, which are part of the manufacturing process. Metallic contaminants in the food industry pose a problem mainly due to the requirement for sound and pure products, which is very high in the food industry. Detection and discharge of metal contaminants are therefore important factors of production efficiency in various industries. For the detection of metallic contaminants, metal detectors are used, which detect metal particles and separates them from the manufacturing process.