manufacturers of vehicle tires 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 minimize them.
Machine protection is key, as high capacity utilization, automation and perfectly coordinated process steps provide the foundation for economical production lines in the rubber and tire industry. Protecting manufacturing equipment from damage and downtime is therefore a top priority. Pieces of metal that accidentally make their way into processed material, whether on the supplier’s end or during in-house production, play a major role as the potential cause of such incidents. They can block extruders, for example, or leave behind impressions in calender rolls. These impressions often result in deformations or indentations in the final product (e.g. tires), compromising a tire’s durability and putting the safety of consumers at risk. As a result, systems for detecting and removing metals are part of the standard equipment for machine protection and quality assurance in the tire and rubber industry.
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 extremely slow conveyor speed
in many cases. These factors make it difficult to reliably detect pieces of
metal while avoiding false alarms.
Metals of any kind are the contaminants most frequently found in the rubber and tire industry. They can come from a variety of sources:
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.
The Whitepaper explores the challenges that
metal contamination poses to compounding and masterbatch production and
considers the key features that metal separators must have to provide an
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SITRAPLAS GmbH is a producer of high-performance engineering plastic compounds. Unplanned downtime is a nightmare for every company, but especially for continuous production facilities. When metal separators are networked with plastic processing machines, the flow of information between machines can be monitored.
To avoid any metal in the powder, CIPSA wanted to inspect the PVC compounds before they enter the pelletizer. This was to protect the extruder screw from damage and avoid expensive production stops.
The quality requirements of the chemical industry are particularly high. Metal detectors play an essential role in the refinement of solids to ensure a consistently high product quality and safety. At the same time, the customers expect quick setup times to achieve high flexibility and efficiency.
Plate type metal detector for installation in conveyor belts and material chutes
Splitable metal detector for installation on conveyor belts and material chutes
Flächen-Metalldetektor zum Einbau in Förderbänder und Materialrutschen
Metall-Detektionssystem für Förderbandanwendungen
Conveyor based Metal detection systems
Kompaktes Metall-Detektionssystem mit Förderband zur Untersuchung von Stückgütern
Rohr-Magnet für Freifallanwendungen
Rohr-Magnet für Spritzgießmaschinen, Extruder und Blasformmaschinen
Analyzing system for the plastics industry