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Rapid Vario-FS


Metal separator for free-fall applications

  • Detects and separates magnetic and non-magnetic metal contamination, even when enclosed in product
  • Reduces expensive machinery failure and minimises production downtime
  • Ensures product quality
  • Prevents customer complaints
  • Break even within a very short period of time
  • Separation unit and product-contacting metal parts completely made of stainless steel 1.4301 (AISI 304))
  • Low installation height; the metal separator can be easily fitted into existing pipeline systems
  • Separated detection and separation units: – Free-fall height can be individually adjusted on site – *Position of waste reject unit can be turned to match position of collecting tray
  • Standard Jacobs adaptors for inlet and outlet ensure quick, hassle-free installation
  • Auto-Set (auto-teach function) or manual product compensation (no fixed setting) for improved adaptation to the intrinsic conductivity of the product to be inspected
  • Pre-installed parameters for simplified operation
  • Enhanced signal-to-noise-ratio minimises electromagnetic pollution and vibrations


Product description

The RAPID VARIO-FS metal separator is used to inspect bulk goods under free-fall conditions. It detects all magnetic and nonmagnetic metal contaminations (steel, stainless steel, aluminium) – even when enclosed in the product. Metal contaminations are rejected through the “Quick Flap” reject unit. The RAPID VARIO-FS is used mainly in industries with low hygiene applications.


Function chart
  1. Infeed
  2. Detection coil
  3. Metal contamination
  4. Separation flap
  5. Waste rejection
  6. Material outlet
  7. Separation unit (turnable, removable)

The RAPID PRO-SENSE metal separator primarily is used for quality inspection (product purity) in the production and compounding of plastic granulate, where it typically is installed directly before the material is filled in bigbags, octabins, or silos. The metal separator also is used for quality inspection in the incoming goods department of plastic-processing plants (product purity, machine protection).


Scope of delivery
  • Metal separator with separated detection and separation units (mounted via standard Jacobs adaptors)
  • Control Unit PRIMUS+
Options/ Accessories
  • Audible and visual alarm systems
  • Feed hopper and filler inlet
  • Digital incident counter
  • Air pressure monitor
  • Magnet system to remove Fe contaminants
  • High temperature resistant
  • Special design for abrasive bulk goods
  • UL/CSA Certification
  • Removable control unit
  • ATEX design
Typical application of areas
  • Plastics industry, In-house recycling
  • Recycling industry
  • Wood industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Food industry
  • Feedingstuff industry


  • Machinery protection for extruders, blow moulding machines, fine grinding mills, after dosing (rotary valve, vibratory feed chutes)
  • Quality control e.g. for final inspection of outgoing goods, granulate, reclaim, bagging stations, dryers and packing stations

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