Detecting Elastomeric Contamination During Processing

Detecting elastomeric contamination during food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing can be difficult to say the least. Thankfully, Rubber Fab Technologies Group has developed a new line of X-ray inspectable and metal detectable elastomeric products that offer users a true C&B Uptime Solutioneering™ advantage.

Over time, equipment handling during sterilization and cleaning can cause component parts to degrade. As the elastomer degrades, the risk of rubber fragments breaking off increases — often resulting in the contamination of products, product recall or costly downtime.

A Solution Worth Discussion

Designed to work with existing stainless steel piping and hose systems, Rubber Fab’s line of Detectomers® can be spotted by in-line X-ray inspection and metal detection systems, as well as magnetic separators.

Incredibly, Detectomer fragments as small as 1 mm can easily be detected. This allows your system to quickly reject contaminated product, while in turn, allowing worn parts to be replaced without great expense or extended downtime.

Used In So Much More Than Hospitals

Most people are aware of the X-ray technology used in medical offices to examine patients. But, most are not aware that X-ray technology also plays an important role in food, pharmaceutical, chemical, packaging and many other industries.

In fact, each and every day, state-of-the-art X-ray inspection systems help ensure product and package integrity by identifying contaminants, scanning for missing or broken products, detecting packing voids, confirming fill levels, and controlling product and package mass and fat analysis.

See Through It All

The entire Tuf-Steel® family of products can be X-ray detected even when used with packaging and product constructed of glass, metal, stone and high-density plastics. They also work with products packaged in foil or metallized film.

With detectability at 1 mm size, Tuf-Steel® continues to push the limits in X-ray technology. We can help you test and adjust your system according to manufacturer’s guidelines for sensitivity with a sensitivity seeding kit.

Contact C&B Equipment for more information.

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