Metal Detectable O-Rings are a Must-Have in the Food & Beverage Industry
Metal Detectable O-Rings are used in equipment that produce and package food. During service, o-rings are exposed to temperature variations and corrosive clean-in-place (CIP) chemicals used during equipment sterilization.
Over time, o-ring materials can break down and fail during operation causing material fragments from the o-ring to break off and enter the food stream. Without a way to find material fragments quickly, machine operators must shut down equipment to locate the contaminate source resulting in lost production time and loss of revenue.
Metal detectable o-rings from DICHTOMATIK are formulated with the specific rubber and metal combination that allows for easy detection using metal detection machines that locate and remove contaminated product quickly or by using metal separators. Having an efficient inspection process to monitor product consistency and quality allows for worn o-rings to be found and replaced quickly to avoid product recalls further downstream once the product is placed on the shelf.
DICHTOMATIK O-Rings & Sealing Solutions That Meet FDA Standards
The DICHTOMATIK complete catalog of food grade rubber seals meet FDA and food safety standards outlined under the Food Safety Modernization Act (2011).
- Blue – FKM
- [Best Use Running Condition] *Where high acid and temperature resistance is critical
- Yellow – EPDM
- [Best Use Running Condition] *Offers very good water and steam resistance
- Green – NBR
- [Best Use Running Condition] *Use when working with oil and animal fats
- Orange – Silicone
- [Best Use Running Condition] *Operate within a wide temperature range
The original blog article was written by the marketing team at DICHTOMATIK and can be found here.
Gallagher Fluid seals is an authorized distributor of DICHTOMATIK seals. For more information about their products or to find a solution that works for you, contact our engineering team.