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. Accurate and efficient tramp metal detection plays a major part in this process.


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.

SRO Technology is an authorised Australian distributor of the Thermo Scientific Ramsey range of tramp metal detectors, and encompasses over 50 years of development to offer one of the best solutions on the market. As opposed to simply installing tramp metal detectors, we analyse your facility’s workflow to determine how to leverage this 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

Simply put, 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:

  • NEW! Higher powered unit with better detection levels
  • Works with existing Oretronic III coils
  • 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 or tramp metal detector calibration or fault finding. Please also email a datasheet with the application details. SRO Technology also offers best in class belt scale solutions.

15 Features To Look For In a Tramp Metal Detector