Tramp Metal Detection

According to a study conducted by the University of Wollongong and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, extractive equipment servicing and maintenance expenses account for between 30 and 50 per cent of total operating costs annually.

One way to mitigate wear and tear on mills, pulverisers, rollers, shredders and other assets is to ensure ferrous and non-ferrous metals are removed from mining material. Eliminating tramp metal can mean the difference between a cost-effective operation and expensive operation.


It’s hard to imagine that a rusted bucket shovel, bolt or nail could cause something as powerful as an ore crusher to break down, but that’s exactly what happens when miscellaneous metal goes undetected.

At SRO, we’ve developed the solutions necessary to identify tramp metal before they enter processing equipment. Our teams design and install tramp detection systems based on the needs of your operations. As opposed to simply installing tramp metal detectors, we analyse your facility’s workflow to determine how to leverage our technology appropriately.

Listed below are just a few of the sectors for which we’ve developed tramp detection solutions:

  • Raw commodities extraction such as iron ore, coal, gold and copper
  • Production facilities specialising in food, rubber, plastic, sugar cane and timber
  • Recycling operations

In summation, tramp metal detection systems not only prevent equipment damage, but also ensure the safety of both workers and consumers.


Companies that collect, store, process or deliver food typically use a selection of several instruments to support their plants. Throughout our time delivering services to the food sector, we’ve identified the following measurement devices as essential to agricultural operations:

  • Best in class detection and sensitivity
  • Simple Installation
  • Variable frequency, Microprocessor based technology with quick balance feature, CW Serial communication
  • Coast count
  • Impact resistant non-conductive coil frame with swing away top coil for oversized burden
  • Single coil option
  • Distance indicator when incorporated with a speed sensor

Our customisation services enable us to install solutions for any type of conveyor system. We won’t work against your established processes for the sake of making room for our implementations. Contact Us today to discuss your next project. Please also email a data sheet with the application details.