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Metal Detection Conveyors: Safeguard your products and machinery

Why you should consider adding a Metal Detection Conveyor to your plastic molding process

Metal detector conveyorsMetal Detection Conveyors:  Plastic injection molding and blow molding processors don’t always recognize the importance of using metal detection conveyors as part of their parts processing lines. Metal contaminants can join or become incorporated with molded parts or scrap plastic as it is conveyed through various stages of the manufacturing process. Contamination can range from tiny particles worn off by equipment abrasion to entire nuts or bolts loosened by vibrations in processing machines. There’s also the human factor: Inevitably, items such as coins, pens and paperclips will occasionally fall into the product stream.

For this reason, metal detection conveyors are used throughout the plastics industry to safeguard processing equipment and to ensure product purity. Metal detector conveyors keep product under strict surveillance and prevent unnecessary machine downtime and costly maintenance.

Metal detector conveyors are ideal for inspecting plastic scrap for metal contaminants as scrap is conveyed to grinders. Early detection of metal can prevent severe damage to grinder blades and subsequent fouling of injection systems and molded plastic products (where product liability issues can result).

Metal detection conveyors are capable of detecting all metals – steel, aluminum, copper, brass and stainless steel. Electronic controls have a built-in diagnostics circuit, which monitors all functions of the unit’s metal detector. In the event of a fault, the conveyor will be stopped and an audible and/or visual alarm will display.

Is it time to safeguard your products and machinery with a metal detection conveyor?

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Jill Batka is the president of Dynamic Conveyor Corporation and has been in the conveyor business since 1994. An alumnus of Baker College, Jill’s previous experience in plastic injection molding has added to her expertise in conveying solutions that spans the entire Dynamic Conveyor product lineup. Jill pushed Dynamic Conveyor into the food processing industry in 2011 with DynaClean - a line of easy to clean food grade conveyors. More recently, Jill has further expanded the company’s product offerings with the Hybrid line of specialty conveyors that meet the most challenging demands of manufacturers. Her writing has been featured on industry websites including Plastics Technology. Outside of work, Jill is a board trustee for the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, has been a soccer team manager, and enjoys traveling, kayaking, 4-wheeling, and staying active outdoors.
Jill Batka