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Metal detectable seals and engineering plastic solutions

Innovative solutions to minimise the risk of product contamination in strictly regulated industries

Ready-made metal detectable sieve screen seal
Ready-made metal detectable sieve screen seal

SKF offers a wide range of metal detectable seals and engineering plastic components. These innovative solutions have been designed to make it simple for companies in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other contamination sensitive industries to demonstrate due diligence, while at the same time optimising productivity.

Metal detectable products have been specially formulated to be quickly and easily found with standard metal detection equipment in the event that any small pieces fall into product. In addition to this, most of the components in the range are blue, as standard, to make them visually detectable.

Features and benefits

Metal detectable triclover seals
Metal detectable triclover seals
  • Specifically designed, custom made material detectable by conventional equipment
  • Detectable particle sizes as small as 2 mm
  • Can be used as part of a HACCP process
  • FDA compliant: material meets the requirements for dairy, food and other industries

Metal-detectable equipment parts

Metal detectable machined PTFE seals
Metal detectable machined PTFE seals

No matter how well made a components is, ultimately it will start to suffer from wear and tear. If pieces of rubber break off a moving part they can migrate through your system and into your product. Searching for, and locating fragmented rubber parts is a costly, time-consuming and difficult process requiring expensive x-ray equipment, manual observation and an extensive maintenance program. However, failure to locate missing parts can have an even costlier outcome.

An easy, cost-effective solution is the use of metal detectable elastomers. By manufacturing a standard elastomer with a metal impregnated compound, displaced rubber material can now be located by a standard in-line metal detector. This enables your system to instantly reject contaminated product.

Metal-detectable product range

  • Elastomers and hygienic sealing solutions
  • Extruded profiles
  • Moulded products
  • Silicone sheeting and cord
  • Standard cord
  • Machined PTFE seals and parts
  • Machined plastic components and materials
  • Ready-made solutions

For further information download the SKF metal-detectable sealing and engineering plastic solutions brochure or contact:

David Wood, Internal Sales
T: 0113 231 0303   E:

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