Sparc Systems Cerberus combination metal detection packaging inspection and checkweighing system

Full reject integrity function at up to 200ppm.


Servo driven reject system provides superior performance and repeatability.


Live production and QA reporting, and batch information with integrated data collection software.


Fully-compliant with HACCP and retailer COP requirements as standard.


Calculated giveaway delivers control feedback upstream to portioning equipment, signalling required increase or decrease in filling quantities.

Sparc Systems


Sparc Systems
The Cerberus Metal Detector/ Check-Weigher is a fully integrated combination machine designed for advanced metal detection, packaging inspection and high accuracy check-weighing. Incorporating a servo driven reject design, the Cerberus does not rely on compressed air to separate reject packs providing considerable cost benefits as well as enabling the machines high speed capability. The Cerberus combination machine design, coupled with the inline reject facility also allows for a more compact machine footprint which allows for greater flexibility in factories where floorspace is at a premium.
No requirement of compressed air, resulting in low running cost
Produces up to 200 packs per minute
Weight capacity of 6000 grams
Compact footprint combi machine


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Rob Allen Packing Solutions Divisional Manager - Interfood Technology Ltd
Rob Allen
Divisional Manager – Packing Solutions
“With a food industry trend towards increasing Customer COP requirements and the current labour shortages, having a machine such as the Cerberus which can carry out 3 tasks simultaneously with a compact footprint design, this system provides the perfect inspection solution for any food production facility. Contact us for more information.”


Sparc Systems Cerberus Metal Detection Inspection & Checkweighing System

Cerberus can incorporate SparcEye, the fail-safe top and bottom label inspection system from Sparc Systems that ensures retailer quality compliance and provides additional brand security. It ensures every pack has been inspected, the correct labels have been applied and every character on the date code, batch number etc is correct and readable. Fast and accurate rejection of out-of-tolerance or contaminated packs are securely put into lockable bins by using an in-line, servo driven reject system which removes the need for compressed air.

The average finished weight variance (giveaway) is also calculated which can deliver trend control feedback upstream to the portioning equipment with a signal to increase or decrease the fill quantity. With operating speeds up to 200ppm, Cerberus negates the need for manual checking and unnecessary labour costs while accurately performing all of the vision checks in a fraction of the time when fitted with SparcEye vision inspection systems.

Cerberus can be supplied with integrated data collection software to provide instant live OEE data and downtime reasons, reporting directly to production and QA personnel. It is compliant with all major retailer COPs as standard and offers full reject integrity features at up to 200ppm.


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