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Metal Detection

Tablet Metal Detector
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Anritsu Pharmaceutical Metal Detector detects metal contaminants in capsules and tablets.

Achieve advanced quality control

Industry Leading Level* High Sensitivity Inspection

Detection head and signal processing specialized for the inspection of pharmaceutical products significantly reduce product effect, providing high sensitivity detection. For most tablets and capsules, no setting using sample products before the inspection is required. No complicated adjustments are required for achieving high detection sensitivity. Even those tablets and capsules containing hard-to-inspect ingredients such as iron content can be adjusted to optimum sensitivity by feeding a product only once.

*According to an in-house research

High Sensitivity Inspection

High Stability Supports Efficient Detection of Contaminants

The major causes of lower stability in metal detection are vibration, static electricity, and electrical noise from peripheral devices that destabilize the magnetic fields in detection heads. Anritsu Pharmaceutical Metal Detector enhances resistance to these negative factors, achieving stable and accurate detection of contaminants.

Tool Free Part Removal

Parts that are in direct contact with pharmaceutical products such as a feeding chute, a rejection box, and an NG bottle can be easily removed and attached without tools.

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Duplex monitoring system for rejection gate operation

A rejection unit is equipped with a position sensor on both PASS and NG sides to perform position check at the time of starting the machine and detecting contaminants. The failsafe design enables the rejection unit to hold at the NG direction at the time of non electric conduction and occurrence of abnormality, preventing false rejection of faulty products as well as any product that does not satisfy the evaluation criteria to the PASS direction.

Duplex monitoring system for rejection gate operation

Supporting FDA 21 CFR Part 11

It is vital for pharmaceutical metal detectors to manage and record production and inspection data, not to speak of performing high precision inspection. Anritsu Pharmaceutical Metal Detector complies with FDA 21 CFR Part 11, including eligibility user authentication, audit trails, and data encryption/decryption.

Supporting FDA 21 CFR Part 11
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Anritsu Pharmaceutical Metal Detector detects metal contaminants in capsules and tablets.

External Dimensions


External Dimensions
Opening inner diameter
100 mm × 40 mm
Chute inner diameter
86 mm × 32 mm
Detection sensitivity1
φ0.25 mm
φ0.30 mm
φ0.40 mm
7-inch color TFT LCD
Operation method
Touch panel
Preset memory
Maximum 200
Tablets, soft capsules: thickness of 3 mm or more
Hard capsules: capsule No. 000 to 5
Maximum processing capacity2
1,800,000 capsules/hour (30,000 capsules/min)
Metal detection
Power supply
100 to 240 Vac +10% -15%, single phase, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
120 VA, rush current 50A (typ.) (20 ms or less)
60 kg
Environmental conditions
0°C to 40°C (variation within ±5°C in the range of 0°C to 40°C), relative humidity 30% to 85%, non-condensing
Protection class
Indicator, stand, detection head, and rejection unit: stainless steel (SUS304)
Contact part: SUS316L (buff#400 and electro-polishing), FDA-enabled resin
Data output
USB port as standard equipment
Ethernet interface (100BASE-TX as optional)
1: Maximum detection sensitivity within detection area. Detection sensitivity for actual use may vary depending on the type of contaminants, the physical property of product (temperature of goods, content, and shape) and the environmental conditions.
2: Depends on the product size.
Note: The noise level of the metal detector does not exceed 70 dB (A).