Mettler-Toledo Safeline Metal Detection Systems for Food and Beverage Producers

METTLER TOLEDO Safeline is a global market leader for high-performance metal detection systems to enhance productivity, reduce product waste, and optimise contaminant detection for food and beverage manufacturers worldwide.

The company forms part of METTLER TOLEDO’s product inspection division, which supplies metal detection, x-ray inspection, checkweighing, and vision inspection technology.

All solutions can be linked through the company’s ProdX data management software, ensuring 360-degree product inspection for manufacturing lines.

Inspection technology to detect contaminants in food

METTLER TOLEDO Safeline’s reliable product inspection systems ensure compliance with safety legislation by monitoring manufacturing lines for contamination.

These metal detection systems are developed with the demands of today’s highly competitive manufacturing sectors firmly in mind, with an emphasis based on current and future standards, legislation, and regulations.

The company delivers the opportunity for manufacturers to increase brand protection and compliance, reduce manufacturing costs, and increase productivity.

With more than 25 years’ experience producing metal detection systems, METTLER TOLEDO Safeline estimates that its installed systems currently inspect more than one trillion food and pharmaceutical packages per annum.

Accurate metal detection systems for food processing industry

METTLER TOLEDO Safeline metal detection systems deliver high levels of sensitivity in metal contaminant detection across a wide range of applications.

The rectangular aperture detectors are ideal for conveyorised products and general metal detection applications. They can be integrated with material handling and conveyor systems to provide fully automated product inspection.

Gravity fall metal detection systems inspect bulk powder, free falling powder, and granular products, while pipeline metal detectors are used for liquid, paste, and slurry products.

Vertical applications metal detectors are installed in vertical packaging applications such as where products pass from a weigher into a bag maker or packaging machine.

Detecting metal contaminants in challenging applications

METTLER TOLEDO Safeline’s Profile Advantage metal detector uses multi-simultaneous frequency and product signal suppression technology to detect metal in wet, warm, and cooling products, as well as those with varying moisture content or packaged in metallised film.

This intelligent unit negates these product signals or packaging effects to detect small metal contaminants accurately and quickly.

Optimising productivity and quality of food processing lines

The latest enhancements to METTLER TOLEDO Safeline’s Profile  metal detectors unlock productivity potential and reduce performance testing by up to 83%.

The enhancements can improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) for producers with high-volume, dry snack food, bakery products, and confectionary, as well as powdered product applications.

The new enhancements are:

  • eDrive – a more efficient power board that results in increased spherical sensitivity of up to 20% in high-volume, dry applications
  • Reduced test mode – uses eDrive to operate at a higher sensitivity level than the customer’s specification, which allows the frequency of performance monitoring tests to be reduced by up to 83%
  • Automatic test system – reduces the time taken to conduct routine tests from three to five minutes to just 30 seconds
  • Emulation – enables remote access to the metal detectors via networked devices

These innovations improve manufacturers’ productivity and reduce operational costs, protect brand reputation, and enhance the overall quality of products.

These new features also enhance worker safety by reducing the number of performance tests and remote access, and the number of ladder climbs required by line operators is significantly reduced.

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Press Release

Industrial Metal Detectors for a Reliable Product Inspection Programme

Industrial metal detectors can bring important benefits to the production line for food, non-food, and pharmaceutical applications.

Product and Services
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The Principles of Due Diligence for Quality Control and Legal Defence

It is an ever-increasing responsibility of food manufacturers to take every precaution that their products are safe, free from contamination, and are unlikely to harm the end consumer. 

Mettler-Toledo Safeline Limited

Montford Street


M50 2XD

United Kingdom

+44 161 848 8636 +44 161 848 8595

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18th December 2017

Advances in manufacturing technologies such as cloud computing, increased automation, and data exchange are allowing organisations to gain greater visibility of their industrial processes.

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11th December 2017

Industrial metal detectors can bring important benefits to the production line for food, non-food, and pharmaceutical applications.

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4th December 2017

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has launched a series of enhanced features for Profile Throat metal detectors and Gravity Fall systems.

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28th November 2017

The Bury Black Pudding Company has embraced the latest developments in product inspection technology to protect its reputation as demand for its products increases.

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21st September 2012

In addition to foreign body detection, convenience food manufacturers can now inspect for irregularities in the shape of processed food products with Mettler-Toledo Safeline's new InspireX R40LF-800 System.

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28th June 2012

Food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers now have local access to industry-leading vision inspection expertise with the launch of Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision's new European Innovation Centre in Germany.

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23rd April 2012

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has been honoured with The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2012 in the International Trade category.

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9th April 2012

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has launched the Touch LS interface upgrade for Signature metal detection systems used by existing food manufacturing customers.

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15th February 2012

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has launched its new test samples, offering manufacturers robust samples to ensure their metal detection and X-ray inspection systems comply with increasingly stringent global food safety legislation.

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5th February 2012

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has launched a new, effective data collection option which enables Universal Serial Bus (USB) data sticks or flash drives to be used to gather and store information on product inspection processes.

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15th January 2012

Manufacturers of food products with high moisture content no longer need to compromise between operating efficiency and product quality with Mettler-Toledo Safeline's Profile Select metal detector.

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16th October 2011

Manufacturers of fine granulates, crystals and powders no longer have to be plagued by the ingress of particles into production line machinery with the launch of Mettler-Toledo Garvens' granulate conveyor for checkweighers.

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1st August 2011

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has launched its new Due Diligence Enhancement for its metal detection systems to strengthen control and security at critical control points (CCP) on food processing and packing lines.

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11th July 2011

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has released the AdvanCheK Pipeline X-ray inspection system to deliver high levels of contaminant detection in pumped food products, ranging from meat and poultry to liquids, slurries and semi-solids like jams, sauces, soups and yoghurts.

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Regional Offices

Mettler-Toledo Safeline Limited

Montford Street


M50 2XD

United Kingdom

+44 161 848 8636 +44 161 848 8595
Australia Mettler-Toledo Ltd

Port Melbourne

Victoria 3207


+61 1300 659 761
Austria Mettler-Toledo GmbH

1230 Wien


+43 160 419 80
Belgium Mettler-Toledo SA

1932 Zaventem


+32 2 334 02 20
China Mettler-Toledo (Shanghai) Ltd

Shanghai 200233


Croatia Mettler-Toledo d.o.o.

Mandlova 3

HR-10000 Zagreb


+385 1 2958 130
Czech Republic Mettler-Toledo, spol, s.r.o.

100 00 Praha 10

Czech Republic

+420 272 123 166
Denmark Mettler-Toledo A/S

2600 Glostrup


+45 43 27 08 00
France Mettler-Toledo SAS

Product Inspection Division

78 222 Viroflay


+33 1 30 97 17 17
Germany Mettler-Toledo

Product Inspection Germany

31180 Giesen


+49 5121 933 222
Hungary Mettler-Toledo Kft

1139 Budapest


+361 288 4040
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Mumbai - 400 072


+91 22 2803 1111
Italy Mettler-Toledo SpA

20026 Novate Milanese


+39 02 33 33 21
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Seoul 137-130

South Korea

+82 2 3498 3500
Malaysia Mettler-Toledo (M) Sdn. Bhd

40150 Selangor


+60 378 445 888
Mexico Mettler-Toledo S. A. de C. V.

Mexico D. F. 11570


+52 55 1946 0900
Netherlands Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection BV

5215 ML 's-Hertogenbosch


+31 (0)73 548 11 88
Norway Mettler-Toledo AS

0581 Oslo


+47 22 30 44 90
Poland Mettler-Toledo, Sp. z o.o.

02-822 Warszawa


+48 22 545 06 80
Russia Mettler-Toledo Vostok

101000 Moscow


+7 495 651 98 86
Singapore Mettler-Toledo (S) Pte Ltd

Singapore, 139959


+65 6890 0028
Slovakia Mettler-Toledo s.r.o

83103 Bratislava


+421 2 4444 1220-2
Slovenia Mettler-Toledo, d.o.o

1261 Ljubljana Dobrunje


+386 1 547 49 03
Spain Mettler-Toledo S.A.E

08908 Barcelona


+34 93 223 7666
Sweden Mettler-Toledo AB

12008 Stockholm


+46 (0)8-702 50 00
Switzerland Mettler-Toledo (Schweiz) GmbH

8606 Greifensee


+41 44 944 45 45
Taiwan Mettler-Toledo Pac Rim AG

Taipei, 114


+886 2 2657 8898
Thailand Mettler-Toledo (Thailand) Ltd

Bangkok 10320


+66 2 723 0300
Ukraine Mettler-Toledo Ukraine

03151, Kiev


+380 44 4617 802
United Kingdom Mettler-Toledo Ltd

Leicester, LE4 1AW

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 870 066 3150
United States Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed Inc.


NY 14850

United States of America

+1 800 836 0836
United States Mettler-Toledo Safeline

Tampa, 33634

United States of America

+1 813 889 9500
Vietnam Mettler-Toledo (Thailand) Ltd

Ho Chi Minh City


+84 8 526 5575
Mettler-Toledo Safeline Ltd

Manchester, M50 2XD

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 161 848 8636
Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray Ltd

Royston, SG8 5HN

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1763 25 7900
Mettler-Toledo Garvens GmbH

31180 Giesen


+49 (0) 5121 933-0
Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision

Aurora, IL 60502

United States of America

+1 603 446 7700
Pharmacontrol Electronic GmbH

64673 Zwingenberg


+49 (0) 6251-85 45-0