Imp® Multi-purpose Metal Detector
Find metal before your saw does
Designed for the timber industryEven small amounts of metal can devastate cutting equipment and planes. The Imp finds metal with pinpoint precision in reclaimed timber and softwood sawlogs before going into the sawmill, saving mill down time, saw doctoring costs and production delays. Iron staining on the sawn face can be checked for metal before the next cut, even when the log is on the carriage.
Fast and accurate to usePinpoints the exact location of metal with a clear audio signal and analogue meter.
Easy to useOne simple control knob. No training required.
Stable signalUnaffected by moisture and temperature changes.
Lightweight and strongBuilt to withstand the tough demands of the timber industry.
VersatileInterchangeable heads for multiple applications -- from sawmills and timber reclamation to veterinary uses.
Field provenProtovale Imps have been performing reliably and consistently for twenty years in sawmills throughout the world.
We use the Imp all day, every day to check for nails and other metal in reclaimed materials before machining.
This is a tough environment and the Imp gets knocked about a lot. We've tried the others, but they're just not up to the job.
Before we had the Imp, we totally destroyed a £700 saw blade on its second piece of wood. The Imp saves us money and helps minimise downtime.
The Protovale AdvantageAll Protovale instruments are designed by the world's leading experts in the field of pulse induction technology. They use a unique system which is unaffected by moisture or temperature, making Protovale instruments remarkably stable in all site conditions.
Please contact us now for more information or a free demonstration
Protovale Oxford Ltd, Rectory Lane Trading Estate
Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon OX13 5AS, England
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 821277, Fax: +44 (0) 1865 820573
The Imp Metal Detector includes:
Approximate detection ranges for timber applications:
1" nail 90mm (3½") using 4" coil 140mm (5½") using 8" coil 5" nail 130mm (5") using 4" coil 200mm (8") using 8" coil 1½" staple 130mm (5") using 4" coil 200mm (8") using 8" coilThe controlled field of the 6S coil enables it to be used in close proximity to metal: eg sawbeds etc. Please contact us for further information
Approximate detection ranges for veterinary applications:
1" piece of barbed wire 75mm (3") using 6" coil 2" piece of barbed wire 140mm (5½") using 6" coil
Control unit 172x 90x60mm 480g in leather case 183x110x78mm 850g 4" search coil 108mm face diam 430g 8" search coil 217mm face diam 660g 6S search coil 145mm face diam 550g 6" search coil 145mm face diam 720g
Full supportProtovale offers its users support by
telephone, +44 (0) 1865 82127,
fax +44 (0) 1865 820573
and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
24-hour support on the webProtovale's web site also provides updated product summaries, simple technical support and abstracts of technical papers on key issues relating to our instruments and latest news flashes.
Visit us on www.protovale.co.uk.
Full one year parts and labour warrantyAlso available: the Totalscan TS8 for hardwood and large softwood
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