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.