Economical metal detection for conveyor applications

The Thermo Scientific™ APEX 100 Metal Detector provides basic, cost-effective protection from the most common metal contaminants found in food production today. It is designed and built using the same core technology as the other APEX models and is available for conveyor, drop through and checkweighing combination applications.

With the APEX 100 in your production line, you can quickly and completely fulfill your quality goals, protect expensive downstream production equipment and be assured your production shipments don't contain any unwanted metallic foreign objects.

APEX 100 combined with one of many possible regional conveyor designs.
Unit of Measure



N/A Apex™ Thermo Scientific™

Application and Metal Detection Specifications

Frequency1 N/A 50 to 460 kHz

Foot Pattern and Aperture Placement

N/A Varies by Aperture Size and Orientation
Aperture Width2 N/A 50 to 1750 mm
Aperture Height3 N/A 50 to 6000 mm


N/A Stainless steel 304 straight-lined case and ABS plastic front panel

Human Machine Interface (HMI)

N/A Backlit Display and Touch Panel with Icons/Help Text

Product Speed

N/A 0.5 to 1000 m/min1.7 to 3300 ft/min

Output Allocation (Software Selectable)

N/A Alarm Fault QA Lamp Reject 1 Reject 2 Warning

Input Types

N/A 6 Inputs - Active 12VDC and auxiliary supply for input sensors, NPN sinking

Input Allocation (Software Selectable)

N/A External Alarm External Reset External Suppression Infeed PEC Keylock Product Select 1 Product Select 2 Reject Confirmation 1 and Bin Full Speed Sensor

Communications Options

N/A Ethernet Modules ModBus Serial

Help-Text Languages

N/A Brazilian Portuguese Chinese Czech English French German Italian Korean Polish Russian Spanish Thai

Output Types

Number of Output Relays

N/A 6

Alternating Current (AC) Output Relay Voltage

N/A 250 V

Maximum Output Relay Alternating Current (AC)

N/A 2 A

Direct Current (DC) Output Relay Voltage

N/A 50 V

Maximum Output Relay Direct Current (DC)

N/A 1 A

Environment, Electrical and Operational Specifications

Ambient Temperature

N/A -10 to 40 ºC14 to 104 ºF

Product Temperature in Aperture

N/A -10 to 55 ºC14 to 131 ºF

Maximum Washdown Temperature

N/A 80 ºC176 ºF

Non-Condensing Relative Humidity

N/A 20 to 80 %

Electrical Supply

Electrical Alternating Current (AC) Supply Voltage

N/A 85 to 260 V
Electrical Supply Phase4 N/A 1

Electrical Supply Frequency

N/A 47 to 65 Hz

Maximum Electrical Supply Power

N/A 100 W

Conformance Tests and Certifications

Protection Ratings

N/A Ingress Protection (IP69K)

Export and Safety

N/A Atmospheres Explosible (ATEX) Zone 22 cCSAus European Conformity (CE)

Manufacturing Quality

N/A International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001) Certified



  • Multi-coil design with high sensitivity and low false rejects
  • Dual frequency/dual gain operation for application flexibility
  • Intellitrack XR (IXR) advanced signal processing software
  • Standard range of aperture sizes to optimize performance
  • Standard epoxy-lined aperture and stainless-steel case
  • IP69K washdown rated to minimize the cost of ownership
  • All construction materials FDA approved
  • Easy to install, with all electronics integral to the metal detector
  • Unique icon-driven interface with multilingual Help and Auto Learn functions



  • Mounting conversion kits to make installation easy
  • Field compression flanges to minimize the metal-free zone
  • Remote control panel
  • Modbus serial and Ethernet communications
  • Alarm and fault output packages and reject indicators/reset switches
  • Washdown isolation transformers to shield the metal detector from power line problems
  • Thermo Scientific™ conveyor systems designed locally to your specifications
  • 1 One or two configured in the factory or by service in the field.
  • 2 Not all combinations possible; contact Thermo Fisher for details.
  • 3 Not all combinations possible; contact Thermo Fisher for details.
  • 4 Plus Earth Ground.