Metal Detector for Fleximat Steel Mesh Belt

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Posted in: , on 18. Sep. 2003 - 11:20

We have faced the problem in finding a proper device to detect tramp metal in

petroleum coke stream on conveyor lines using Fleximat steel mesh belt. Belt

data sheet is available on request. STF (IW) 630 to 1600 are most common belt type.

Does anyone have experience? Please help by providing manufacturer contact details and models.

Thanks and regards,

Derek Lian


Giant Ray International Co. , Ltd.

No. 17, Alley 11, Lane 147, Hsin Yi Road, Sec. 3

Taipei 10632, Taiwan

Fax: 00886 2 2703 34 46

Tel.: 00886 2 2704 33 27

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Re: Metal Detector For Fleximat Steel Mesh Belt

Posted on 19. Sep. 2003 - 04:04

Typically, steel cord belts will not false trip a TMD because we average it out, except possibly at the splice point. If the additional metal at the splice point metal is larger that the tramp standard, the TMD will have to be detuned or a clip detector and target installed.

Steel mesh belts, however, have metal perpendicular to the belt travel that is not averaged out, and therefore it will trip the TMD. I know of no successful in stallions on steel mesh belts.

Best Regards,

Thermo Electron Corporation - Process Instruments

Formerly Thermo Ramsey

501 - 90th Avenue NW

Minneapolis, MN 55433

+1 763 783 2500 -or-

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Alternative To Metal Detectors

Posted on 30. Sep. 2003 - 05:36

Totally in agreement with previous reply, i.e., no known successful installation of a metal detector on a Fleximat Steel Mesh Belt.

The question that must be asked, with this lack of promise for a metal detector, can installations of metal detectors and/or magnets be installed at other locations, before or after, the steel mesh belt. If so, we can help.