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METAL SHARK® FL & FL compact

  • Reliably detects magnetic and non-magnetic metals in fabrics and webs
  • Particularly flat for optimal approach to ascending or descending product paths, FL compact additionally rotatable
  • Highest sensitivity with 4-quadrant technology
  • Intuitive control and easy installation with autocalibration and TeachAssistant
  • Maintenance-free with automatic balance and calibration control

Download data sheet METAL SHARK® FL


  • Maximum detection performance with highest reliability in the entire detection area due to 4-quadrant technology
  • IFS and HACCP reports easily available on the display at the touch of a button
  • Cyclical function monitoring with Performance Validation System (PVS)
  • Optionally: Data transfer to USB interface or connection to the company net-work via SHARKNET® software
  • Simple setup with TeachAssistant
  • Memory for up to 250 products
  • Easy to use with intuitive and multilingual menus
  • 4-level password system, automatic log out after time lapse


The METAL SHARK® FL and FL compact metal detectors are usually used for the inspection of nonwovens, textiles and films.

Both detectors are particularly flat and available in widths of 1,000 – 4,000 mm. The FL compact is rotatably mounted so that it can also be adapted to sloping webs.

Due to the high sensitivity of the FL models, tiny magnetic and non-magnetic metal particles (e.g. iron, aluminium and stainless steel) are detected over the entire width.


  • Digital signal processor, noise filter, digital balance control, digital frequency control, PowerDrive circuit
  • 2 analogue 0…10 V DC (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]
  • High-frequency magnetic field, multi-channel operation, balanced receiver coils
  • Ferrous, non-ferrous (e.g. aluminium, lead etc.) and stainless steel
  • 250 memory locations, automatic product compensation, with TeachAssistant
  • Controller IP65, sensor IP54 (optionally IP66)
  • Controller: -20°C to +40°C / -4°F to +104°F, optionally to -40°C / -40°F or +55°C / 131°F, rel. humidity 20% to 90% (non-condensing) Sensor: -30°C to +60°C / -22°F to 140°F, optionally up to +90°C / 194°F
  • Standard: -30°C to +40°C /-22°F to +104°F Optionally: -40°C to +60°C / -40°F to 140°F
  • Standard: -30°C up to 55°C / -22°F up to 131°F option: -40°C / -40°F or up to 120°C / 248°F or up to 180°C / 356°F
  • 1 phase 110-230 V AC +/- 5%, 20 W typ. (60 W max.)
  • RS232, LAN (optional, for SHARKNET®), USB (optional)
  • Maintenance-free, sensors calibrate themselves
  • Integrated diagnostic software, automatic self-test

Accessories & Extras

The METAL SHARK® FL and FL compact detectors can be perfectly adapted to your production with various special designs and accessories.

Different temperature requirements are taken into account as well as complicated product requirements for metal detection.

  • 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.
  • Increase of the IP protection class by adapting the sensor seal, installing additional seals and a double housing for the control electronics
  • 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.
  • Stacking lights and signal horns/sirens available in different versions and IP protection classes

Delivery Scope

  • Detection unit (Sensor) FL or FL compact
  • Control unit METAL SHARK® in stainless steel housing with separate wall mounting


  • Monitoring of fabric, nonwoven or even synthetic webs
  • Quality assurance for incoming goods, outgoing goods or during running production
  • Machine or end user protection, e.g. against needle breakage

Further information for download:

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