Metal Detection Metal Detection Machines

Star Wipers has invested in 5 Metal Detection Machines that scan the rags for any traces of metals before we package them. Due to the nature of recycled rags, there is always a potential for fragments of metal, pins and staples within the box. We provide the option to scan your rags so that you can be sure that there are no fragments inside.

Metal Detection Process

Pre Operation Process-

  • At the beginning of each shift the operator runs two test strips through the metal detector
  • Strip 1 is 3.0mm Ferrous
  • Strip 2 is 2.5mm Non-Ferrous
  • These are provided by the manufacturer as the minimum size the scanner should detect and reject
  • This process is recorded and initialed by the operator prior to running product through​
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Scanning Process-

Rags are then fed on to a conveyor belt that runs through the scanning apparatus. When passing through the scanner any metal activates the belt to reject the rags, which drops the wipers to the floor. The belt then extends to its full length and all rags free of metal drop in to the cart at the end.