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  • Reliably detects metals in packaged and upackaged products on conveyor belts
  • High sensitivity in dry, moist, salty or frozen goods with 3D detection
  • Easy setup and intuitive operation due to auto-calibration and TeachAssistant
  • Maintenance-free design with automatic and continuous calibration of detector coils
  • BRC-Kit option: Conformity with the Global Standard of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for food safety
  • Special models: UltraSens for even better sensitivity, Ferrous-in-foil for metal inspection of goods in aluminium bags or trays or Twinhead model to overcome orientation effects

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  • Maximum detection performance with highest reliability in the entire detection area due to 4-quadrant technology
  • Documentation of all events and metal messages
  • Stable against temperature or product changes through 3D detection
  • Simple setup with TeachAssistant for different product types (salty, sweet, dry, wet etc.)
  • IFS and HACCP reports (metal alarm, batch, product, technical status of detector and all changes) available on the display at the touch of a button
  • Performance Validation System (PVS) regularly reminds you of necessary performance validation with different metals and sphere sizes
  • Optional: Data transfer to USB interface or connection to the company network via SHARKNET® software
  • Memory locations for up to 250 products
  • Easy to use with intuitive and multilingual menus
  • 4-level password system, automatic log out after time lapse
  • Available as a system solution with additional devices


Metal detector METAL SHARK® BD is used free-standing or combined with  conveyor belts or chutes. Using 3D detection technology, it detects the smallest magnetic and non-magnetic metal contaminants (iron, stainless steel, aluminium etc.) precisely and reliably even under difficult conditions.

The robust, closed stainless steel housing is easy to clean and therefore ideally suited to the food industry.


  • Digital signal processor, digital frequency generation, digital balance control, automatic calibration, digital noise filters, integrated flexible control functions
  • 2 analog 0…10 VDC (option: 4-20 mA) 8 freely configurable 24 V DC signals, e.g. for encoders, product recognition, buttons
  • 2 floating: “error” and “metal” 8 freely configurable 24 V DC signals, e.g. for metal or start conveyor belt
  • High-frequency magnetic field, multi-channel operation, balanced receiver coils
  • Ferrous, non-ferrous (e.g. aluminum or copper) and stainless steel
  • 250 memory locations, TeachAssistant
  • IP 65, with optional IP66 or IP69k
  • Standard: -20° C to +40° C, (-4° F to +104° F) rel. humidity 20% up to 90% (non-condensing), > 95% (condensing) with closed control cabinet Optionally: -40° C or +55° C (-40° F or +131° F)
  • Standard: -30° C to +55° C (-22° F to +131°F) Optionally: -40° C to +120° C (-40° F to 248° F)
  • 1 phase 110-230 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 20 W typ. (60 W max.)
  • RS232, optional USB and/or Ethernet (SHARKNET) for HACCP and IFS documentation
  • Maintenance-free, self-calibrating sensors
  • Integrated diagnostics software for constant selfmonitoring. EMI display pinpoints frequency of interfering signals. This allows for precise filtering of interference, which results in improved detection and fewer false rejects. Remote maintenance and full diagnostics are reportable via Internet.

Accessories & Extras

The METAL SHARK® BD can be perfectly adapted to your production by various special designs and accessories. Different temperature or hygiene requirements are taken into account as well as complicated product requirements for metal detection.

For your audit reliability, a Performance Verification Certificate can be issued by CASSEL service technicians during commissioning or maintenance.

  • Additional photocells and upgraded control software (BOOST FACTOR) enable accurate evaluation during the detection period of each item inspected (MultiPhase).
  • Provides selection of four different frequencies, resulting in significantly increased performance in situations where product variations occur (density, location/position, temperature, etc.).
  • Temperature range extended to -40°C (-40° F), resin seals remain elastic at low temperatures. Special insulation, heated enclosure and other features.
  • Temperature range extended to +55° C, (+131° F), adapted enclosure, additional thermal insulation, replaceable filter fan, heat exchanger and/or active cooling units.
  • Goods temperature up to +120°C (248° F) max. This option provides IP54 grade enclosure for the sensor.
  • IP enclosure upgrade through adapted sensor seal, installation of additional seals and dual housing for the controller electronics.
  • Stacking lights and signal horns/sirens available in different versions and IP protection classes.
  • The control unit is mounted on the sensor as standard, wall mounting is also possible.
  • To overcome the orientation effect, whereby conductive or magnetic contaminants run parallel to their respective fields, a special twinhead version is available. Two metal detectors at a 90° angle to one-another offset to ensure metal detection even in such cases.
  • Fast Power Drive (FPD) significantly enhances metal detection and reliability in industrial environments that fail to comply with pertinent electromagnetic compatibility standards. Available with a range of enclosure grades.
  • Special version for detecting magnetic metals packaged in aluminum-coated foils or aluminum trays.
  • The SHARKNET® software connects METAL SHARK® metal detectors with a central computer, providing centralized storage of all operating data plus batch and alarm documentation for HACCP and IFS compliance.
  • Issue of a Performance Verification Certificate (proof of functionality for audits) by CASSEL service technicians, e.g. during commissioning or maintenance possible.
  • With the optional BRC kit, the device meets the requirements of the Global Standard of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for food safety and thus also the established and generally recognized standards for HACCP and IFS.

Delivery Scope

  • Detection unit (sensor) BD
  • Controller METAL SHARK®


  • Monitoring of packaged and unpackaged goods on conveyor belts
  • Quality assurance for incoming goods, outgoing goods or during running production
  • Machine protection, e.g. in meat processing

Further information for download:

Further information can be found in the data sheet which is available here for download as PDF.