manufacturers of vehicle tyres and other products made out of rubber, the
consequences of pieces of metal accidentally making their way into the
production process can quickly become costly. Damage and downtime are potential
risks, but we have the right metal detection systems to minimise them.
Different rubber formulations contain varying amounts of carbon black, oxides and activators. As a result, there are large variations in intrinsic conductivity. Other considerations that come into play include the operational environment featuring many different machines and the extremely slow conveyor speed in many cases. These factors make it difficult to reliably detect pieces of metal while avoiding false alarms.Sesotec metal detectors therefore feature state-of-the-art detection technology with the highest degree of scanning sensitivity. In addition, they can actively block ambient interference and compensate for the material’s intrinsic conductivity through saved settings for different rubber formulations. Multi-frequency technology makes it possible to easily inspect compound formulations with a high degree of intrinsic conductivity as well.
Metals of any kind are the contaminants most frequently found in the rubber and tyre industry. They can come from a variety of sources:
The most common applications include the following:
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