Metal detecting is a popular hobby nowadays with many people searching to find hidden treasures underneath the ground.
Metal Detecting is legal in the UK; however, you will need permission from the landowner before you venture onto any land that is not owned by you. You no longer need a license to go metal detecting, this was stopped by the home office in 1980, some beaches do ask that you obtain a permit though.
The top metal detecting equipment you will need is as follows:
Trowel or digger
Metal detecting Shovel
Metal Detecting Pouch
Metal Detector Bag
This is of course if you are only using the metal detecting equipment for yourself if you are looking at metal detecting on an industrial scale, then much bigger metal detecting equipment is needed.
Metal detecting equipment such as free-fall metal detectors and belt conveyor metal detectors are used in industrial factories to detect metal. These machines can detect ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
In the food industry, metal detectors are used to sniff out any metal particles in the food. There have been many stories in the news and products having to be recalled because metal particles were found in food in supermarkets, Tesco was affected by this in the Quorn meat-free mince that was sold in store, also Morrison’s were hit when a metal wire was found in their green beans.
The three types of metals are Nonferrous, ferrous, and stainless steel. All of these can be detected by a metal detector, although not as easy as you may think, these machines are not always as sensitive as we would like them to be. Different products can give off various signals. Some of the newer machines contain multi scanners which can detect food hazards, helping companies to avoid product recalls.