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.