Metal detectors are designed to detect metal, but when they fail, they can result in a spike in metal detector sales, according to a report.
Metal detectors that can detect nickel and lead will be tested to ensure they can handle dangerous metal, the Metal Information Center (MIC) said in a report on Thursday.
MIC’s director, Richard Condon, said he expects sales of metal detector detectors to drop from $2.3 billion in 2020 to $2 billion in 2022, a 20 percent drop in revenue.
That would mark the first time in 20 years that metal detectors have dropped in revenue, Condon said.
He said the metal detectors were built in the 1970s and 80s, and it would be a huge change for manufacturers if they didn’t invest in upgrading them.
“This is the first major shift in technology for decades.
And we expect that this technology will continue to evolve, and that will impact the entire industry,” he said.
Condon noted that most metal detectors use a type of laser, which is a lot more sensitive than a laser.
“That will mean that the technology to detect nickel or lead will have to evolve to detect other metal,” he added.
In the report, MIC found that the average metal detector is used in just 5 percent of the U.S. population.
The average cost for a metal detector rose from $1,000 in 2015 to $1.9 million in 2019, according the MIC report.
The report also said that metal detector manufacturers have been reluctant to upgrade their products because of concerns about the metal being released into the environment.
That could lead to the release of metal into the water supply, or even into the air.
“The proliferation of electronic detection systems is a serious concern, as well as the possibility of misuse of the technology by a person or organization that may be responsible for the metal detection systems,” the report said.
“For example, in 2019 a person who purchased an electric metal detector in the United States could be subject to a fine of up to $500 for tampering with the detector’s controls, and up to 10 years in prison.”
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