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METAL DETECTABLE GASKETS FOR VIBRATORY SIEVES

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METAL DETECTABLE GASKETS FOR VIBRATORY SIEVES


METAL DETECTABLE GASKETS FOR VIBRATORY SIEVES FROM WESTERN POLYRUB TO HELP YOU MEET STRICT FOOD REGULATIONS AND SAFEGUARD YOUR PRODUCT QUALITY

PHARMA,MEDICAL AND FOOD MANUFACTURERS ACROSS THE WORLD ALL FACE THREE COMMON CHALLENGES, ELIMINATING METALLIC AND NON-METALLIC CONTAMINATION AND STATIC BUILD UP WITHIN PLANT MACHINERY. WE LOOK AT EACH AREA AND HOW THE NEWLY DEVELOPED WESTERN MOULDED AND EXTRUDED GASKET AIMS TO HANDLE THREE

WITH THE RISK OF DAMAGING REPUTATION AND ACCRUING POTENTIALLY CRIPPLING COSTS, PREVENTING METAL CONTAMINATION WITHIN PRODUCTS IS A MAJOR FOCUS FOR THE FOOD INDUSTRY AND AS A RESULT, MANUFACTURERS ARE CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS TO ELIMINATE THIS RISK. METAL CONTAMINATION CAN COME IN MANY FORMS, INCLUDING NUTS, BOLTS, METAL TAGS, SCREEN WIRE AND FRAGMENTS FROM FAILED PARTS. THIS HAS LED TO METAL DETECTION BECOMING A MASSIVE BUSINESS WITHIN THE FOOD INDUSTRY. THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL METAL DETECTOR WAS DEVELOPED IN 1947 BY FOUNDING COMPANY GORING KERR, WITH MARS INCORPORATED BEING ONE OF THE FIRST CUSTOMERS TO USE THEIR METAL DETECTORS TO INSPECT MARS BARS. TODAY, METAL DETECTION IS STANDARD AND COMPULSORY PRACTICE IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY TO ENSURE FINISHED PRODUCTS MEET ESTABLISHED SPEC

IN ADDITION TO CONTAMINATION, ANOTHER BIG CHALLENGE FACED BY MANY FOOD MANUFACTURERS IS THE BUILD-UP OF STATIC ELECTRICITY OR ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE IN MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT. OVER THE YEARS A NUMBER OF COMPANIES HAVE FELT THE IMPACT OF A DUST EXPLOSION DUE TO STATIC BUILD UP. TO HELP MINIMIZE THIS, IN 2003 THE ATEX DIRECTIVE WAS INTRODUCED COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF EXPLOSION PREVENTION INCLUDING PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE CAUSED BY MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT. READ MORE ABOUT ATEX.

IN ORDER TO ENSURE THERE IS NO STATIC BUILD UP IN EQUIPMENT EARTH CONTINUITY IS REQUIRED. HOWEVER, SINCE MOST EQUIPMENT REQUIRES DISMANTLING FOR MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING THIS INTRODUCES THE NEED FOR SEALS AND GASKETS WHICH ESSENTIALLY BREAK THE EARTH CONTINUITY. THEREFORE THIS MEANS EARTH TAGS, STRAPS OR BRAIDS NEED TO BE FITTED TO BRIDGE THE GAP. ALTHOUGH THIS ENSURES EARTH CONTINUITY IS MAINTAINED, IT CAN REDUCE FUNCTIONALITY OF EQUIPMENT, MAKING OPERATION MORE DIFFICULT OR INCREASING MAINTENANCE DOWNTIME.

MATERIAL : SILICONE

APPLICATION : FOOD INDUSTRY

 



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