Machines are developed and manufactured primarily in Germany at the Emmerich plant. The research and development centre, opened in 2012, has all Probat roasting systems presented on an industry scale and serves for internal research, but also as a customer for demonstrations and test facility. To meet stringent quality requirement Probat uses an S+S RAPID 4000-FS metal separator in the raw coffee line of its research centre as part of quality assurance.
The RAPID 4000-FS metal separator is integrated in free-fall conveyor pipes to inspect dry bulk materials. It will detect all magnetic and non-magnetic metal contaminants (steel, stainless steel, aluminium, ...), which, once detected are removed by the separation unit ("Quick Flap"). Separation is performed without any interruption in the material flow.
The RAPID 4000-FS metal separator features a low overall height and can thus be easily integrated into existing pipeline systems. The detection and separation units are designed as two separate components; the free-fall height is therefore individually adapted to local conditions. The reject outlet can be rotated to suit the position of the collecting container. Standard Jacob pipe connections allow installation with minimum effort. For improved product effect compensation the metal detector features both auto-learn and manual adjustment. Preset operating parameters provide outstanding ease of operation.
Jörg Schaper, S+S area sales manager, is enthusiastic about this application:
S+S - Overview
S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH of Schönberg, Bavaria, manufactures machines and systems for the detection/separation of contaminants, for product inspection, and for the sorting of material flows. Product sales primarily focus on the food, plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical, and recycling industries. S+S is one of the world’s leading suppliers with subsidiaries in Great Britain, France, Italy, China, Singapore, India, and in the USA, a representative office in Turkey, and more than 40 agencies all over the world. The S+S group presently has 350 employees, about 300 are working at the main factory in Schönberg. The consolidated turnover in 2013 amounted to approx. Euro 46 million.