From blocking hot runners to crashing extruder screws or breaking blades in shredders, metallic contaminants can cause many problems for plastics processing. We have the right contaminant detectors to prevent damage to machinery and production downtime.
Quality assurance is another important factor. Metal particles in the final product are not the only reason for compromised quality. Blockages and tool damage can also result in defects from too little or too much injection of the materials. Metal detectors ultimately help to detect bead wire breaks.
Metal particles made of iron, stainless steel or copper which are hidden among the plastic granules are the most common type of contamination in the plastics-processing industry. They can come from a variety of sources:
Common applications include the following:
As you can see, we support you in all steps of the process. We would be happy to advise you personally to find the right solution for your need together.
How easy is it to install the metal detector in the production line – and
how easy is it for your staff to operate the device?
In our white paper, we provide a detailed
outline of the issues, their causes and the necessary countermeasures for
eliminating metal contamination in the plastics processing industry.
Separately purchased recyclate often contains various different polymers as well as metal contaminants such as aluminum, brass, and stainless steel. Learn in our Case Study how Sitraplas has solved this problem.
Analyzing system for the plastics industry