When processing drinks and food in the food industry or medicines in the pharmaceutical industry, it is essential that no contaminants enter the product. It can still happen that unexpected particles from parts of the machine deteriorate, such as from a rubber seal.
These seals are widely used throughout the process, for example in pipe couplings where ingredients flow through. The seals are, of course, designed for long-term use. However, over time, due to wear and ageing, particles may enter the process. These are undesirable in the final product, as this leads to recall actions and production stoppages. In addition, of course you want to be sure that your consumers get good products.
However, particles of pure rubber are impossible to detect during the control process. Therefore, special rubber materials have been developed to detect these particles by means of X-rays and/or magnetism. The basic materials for this are EPDM, NBR, FKM and silicones. These specially developed materials are well suited for the food industry and meet the requirements of the FDA.
Because X-ray and magnetism detection systems are already used in the food and pharmaceutical industries, there is no need to modify this equipment. Particles as small as 2 millimeters can be found by detection equipment.
The advantages of metal detectable material
Our metal detectable products are, as you have used to expect from us, of high quality and last a long time. Whether they are metal detectable o rings or coupling rings for Tri-Clamp systems of this material. Of course it is also possible to produce special seals with this material.
- Quick and easy detection of contaminants
- Prevents recalls, thus saving costs
- Reduced production downtime
- Higher customer appreciation
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