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Loma Wins Top Food Processing Award

Loma Systems’ pioneering Variable Frequency technology across its range of IQ3 metal detectors has won the prestigious Technical Development award at this year’s Food Processing Awards.


Loma scooped the award at a gala dinner reception attended by over 250 food industry leaders held at the Hinkley Island hotel in Leicestershire. The awards are an established and renowned food industry accolade that recognise and reward cutting edge product development, innovation and quality. Now in their 27th year, they are the most sought after awards in the Food Processing sector due to the nominations being open and judged globally by the public. This year over 3,500 people voted and Loma Systems fought off competition from some leading companies in the industry to win the top prize.


Loma Systems has set an unprecedented benchmark for the industry by developing a Variable Frequency function inside their metal detectors, allowing automatic detection of contaminants within a wide frequency range (31KHz-882KHz). The system can be configured to automatically select the correct frequency for numerous food products and packages during calibration, ensuring detection sensitivity remains at a peak regardless of which particular product is being inspected by the unit at any given time. This greatly reduces the possibility of operator error, which minimises product wastage or recall costs.


Loma also picked up a finalist award in the Innovation category for their CW3 Combination Checkweigher and Metal Detector.


Loma has been providing safe, reliable and tough inspection solutions to the food industry for over 40 years and has continued to provide market leading technology. This award reinforces Loma’s leading position in the food industry.


Simon Spencer, Managing Director of Loma Systems comments, “This is the single most influential development in metal detection in years and is true testament to our on-going research and development into making the best metal detection in the world. The nomination is not just the reward for an outstanding technological development; it also serves as inspiration for further developments within the company.”


Simon concludes, “This award confirms that our continued efforts to provide state-of-the-art inspection solutions are being recognised by those who are most important to us”.


Note to editors:

Loma Systems is a leading global supplier of metal detection, checkweighing, X-ray inspection and management information systems that help food manufacturers keep their products safe. Loma is an international operation with direct manufacturing, sales and service bases in the UK, USA, Canada, South America, China, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Czech Republic and Poland.  Loma has a reputation for its robust and reliable machines that are designed to survive even the harshest of production environments.


  • Food industry


  • metal detector
  • x ray inspection
  • safety
  • industry
  • checkweighing
  • food processing
  • food processing equipment
  • metal detection


  • England

Loma Systems are World leaders in designing, supplying and installing metal detection systems, Checkweighers and X-ray Inspection equipment to the Food and Pharmaceutical industries.