Controllers

The METAL SHARK® 2A controller sets a new industry benchmark for performance, user-friendliness and ease of data storage.

Improved performance results from Cassel′s exclusive Four-Quadrant technology, which allows for a 360 degree freestyle teach area around the product effect, significantly increasing sensitivity. Cassel equipment readily adjusts settings to detect metals even in such products as cheese and high-salt content foods, where detection can be a challenge.

Setting standards for testing is simple. Users are guided through a series of easy-to-understand, high-color screens. An on-board “teaching assistant” offers help, if needed. Password protection ensures that only authorized users can operate the equipment.

Documentation of data required by HACCP, IFS, BRC and GMP is automatically recorded by METAL SHARK 2A. Metal contaminant detections, changes in parameter settings or other data is logged, along with the time and date. Reports can be downloaded to a Windows-based PC for permanent storage and record-keeping. Cassel Metal Detectors can also be programmed to automatically remind the operator to test equipment performance at pre-set intervals.

Digital Balance Control adjusts for temperature and humidity fluctuations by monitoring coil balance more than 200 times per second.

Digital Frequency Control utilizes synthesizer technology to generate a constant and stable frequency and phase during extended use.

Digital Dynamic Noise Filter reduces or eliminates electronic and vibration signals in the environment, creating a more reliable signal.

Quick teach with graphic assist allows the Metal Detector to be operational in less than 10 passes.

Intuitive operation: A full-color 5.4″ display panel shows only the information needed to operate the detector. Easy-to-follow software and a simple teaching menu allows set up and use by non-technical personnel. Over 120 products can be stored and recalled. A four-level password protection system ensures that only authorized users can operate the equipment. Operators can easily call up histograms, reports, diagrams or help screens. Performance Validation Software (PVS test) automatically notifies the operator when testing is required.

No maintenance electronics: Automatic balance and calibration of electronics ensures many years of reliable performance. After initial set up, no further adjustment of electronics is needed. Single frequency is standard. Multi-frequency is an available option.

Sensitivity + Stability = Satisfaction: New “recipes” or changes to current data are easily programmed. Digital noise filters eliminate any undesired signals, while multichannel technology provides optimum detection of ferrous, nonferrous or stainless steel contaminants. The integrated sensor is built to withstand the rigors of harsh production settings. Key internal electronics are fully protected and reliably perform in even the most challenging wet or dry environments.

HACCP and IFS compliance: HACCP and IFS compliance: Per HACCP principles, Metal Detectors are considered a critical control point and require continuous checking to meet standards. Metal contaminant detections, changes in parameter settings, etc., are logged with both the date and time. Users can easily view reports and download information to a Windows-based PC. Ethernet option is included.

Compatible Windows software: SHARKNET® 2A

Stainless steel enclosure: Module is housed inside a stainless steel enclosure, fabricated up to IP69K. Other optional enclosures are available for wet or wash-down environments.

Remote support via Internet: With the METAL SHARK® 2A Controller and an optional Ethernet module it is possible that a Cassel Service engineer can perform remote support on the metal detector. This can save high traveling costs for service engineers.

Shark-1 Shark-2 SharkNET
Technology 2-Channel analysis 4-Quadrant Technology Same as controller
Display Alphanumeric LCD 5.4" color screen Computer LCD
Frequencies 1, 2 or 4 1, 2 or 4 Same as controller
Sensitivity Normal user achieves 80% of metal
detectors maximum performance
without expert optimization
Normal user achieves 90% of metal
detectors maximum performance
without expert optimization
Same as controller
Teach 8 to 14 samples 3 to 7 samples Same as controller
Interface Strong digital filters Excellent digital filters Same as controller
Outputs (2) Potential Free
(4) Programmable
(2) Potential Free
(8) Programmable
Same as controller
Inputs (4) Programmable (8) Programmable Same as controller
Language Latin characters only Global languages available Same as controller
Memory Integrated flash for 50 events Integrated flash for 1000 events Unlimited data logging capabilities
in SQL database
Parameter Backup No No To computer hard drive
# of Custom Products 120 120 Same as controller
Temperature Standard: temp. -10 to + 50 °C
humidity 30 to 85% not condensing
Standard: temp. -10°C to +40°C,
rel. humidity 30 to 85% not condensing;
Options: -40°C or +55°C
Same as computer
Power Input 85-264 V AC,,50/60 Hz,
1P, self selecting
85-264 V AC,,50/60 Hz,
1P, self selecting
Same as computer
Communication Interface RS232, RS485 RS232, Ethernet and optional WLAN Same as computer
Password Protection 1 Level 4 Levels Software is password protected
Multiple System Control No No Yes
Remote Maintenance No No Yes
Auto Report Printing Metal event only to industrial printer Yes, any report to network printer Any report to PDF or network printer
Validation Software
Performance
Yes Yes Yes

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