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Gillenkirch Metal Detector Conveyor (MDC)

Unique in the market...

  • Capacity up to 30.0 tons per hour
  • Loose and washed potatoes and carrots

Gillenkirch is a successful family-run company in the second generation developing, manufacturing and installing high-quality, high-performance and functionally reliable machines and plants. Under the motto "Your partner for complete solutions" we offer varied solutions for processing and packaging potatoes, carrots, onions, citrus fruits, apples, tomatoes and various other products.

Gillenkirch GmbH supplies system solution to address PEI Potato Industry metal detection Needs.

Gillenkirch provides an innovative solution for the PEI potato industry after the recent attack of food safety involving needles inserted within potatoes. When the need for a system with highest in sensitivity and ease of operation for the potato industry was required, Gillenkirch from Dinslaken Germany was quick to react. As in many situations, to achieve the highest in innovation it takes a well designed system from a company that truly understands the demands of the industry.

Gillenkirch with over 45 years of experience building equipment for the potato packing and processing industry all over the world has designed a metal detection system with a high level of technical detail that is also easy to operate and maintain. The system takes destoned, washed potatoes and gently creates a mono layer to allow for optimal metal detect and removal of metal contaminated potatoes. Gillenkirch has also incorporated a user friendly software system to help with investigation of metal contaminates, operator warnings and system self diagnoses to operate at the highest level possible while avoiding disruption to production.

RWL, PEI’s largest potato wash plant located in New Annan, PEI was the first Island Company to jump on the solution for their metal detection needs. The owners of RWL quickly realized the value in the Gillenkirch solution and have installed a system capable of effectively inspecting at rate of 130,000 pounds of potatoes per hour.

Austin Roberts, one of the owners of RWL is pleased with his decision and has implemented the solution without the need for additional labor and costs other than the initial capital investment.

For additional information or questions regarding the Gillenkirch metal detection system, please contact Patrice Landry of Techno Pak, or call +1 514-239-7875 or contact Gillenkirch in Germany directly, CEO Michael Gillenkirch and call +49 2064 49690.
Intended use of the machine:
  • Detects contaminants from washed potatoes and carrots surfaced dryed.
  • Allows the detection and separation of products contaminated with ferromagnectic and non-ferromagnetic metals.
There is a combination of reasons within the products for the need of metal detection system including:
  • Automation of production
  • More equipment and metal contact within the various steps from field to plate
  • Traceability and investigation to find the root location of metal contamination
  • Less consumer involvement in finished product preparation
  • Potential for intentional metal contamination
  • Reduction of risk to consumers and Producers

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