At Great Kitchens, the environment varies dramatically – from 45°F (7°C) during production shifts to high temperatures and humid conditions during sanitation shifts. The PowerPhasePLUS metal detectors are designed to handle this extreme temperature fluctuation as well as the high-pressure wash-down procedures. “We are very happy with the reliability of the SAFELINE metal detectors, their ability to operate dependably in our cold environment and their ability to handle our hot water washdown,” confirms LaRocco. The SAFELINE detectors exceed NEMA 4X specifications.
“With multiple frequencies, Great Kitchens can inspect either fresh or frozen product,” noted Steve Stark Sales Representative for Westlake Inc., who introduced the SAFELINE detectors to Great Kitchens. “Currently, they are inspecting only frozen products, but the multiple frequencies give them the flexibility to do both in the future.” The metal detectors are one of the critical control points in Great Kitchens’ HACCP plan. “To ensure the detectors are performing to our high standards, we test each one every 15 minutes to verify sensitivity,” noted LaRocco. “An additional layer of security exists with these detectors because they require an access code that prevents unauthorized adjustments.”
“We are so confident with SAFELINE, we’ve recommended them to our raw material suppliers to ensure we collectively maintain the highest levels of quality and food safety,” concludes LaRocco.
* The PowerPhasePLUS range of metal detectors are marketed under the Signature brand outside the US.