Metal Detectable O-Ring Description
Metal detectable o-rings are crucial to pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. In the event of a metal detectable o-ring disintegrating, it is identified by a metal detector or X-ray before going too far through the production system.
Generally, o-ring fragments as small as 2 mm can be identified by detecting equipment. This allows for manual or magnetic removal of fragments, ensuring product safety and compliance with FDA regulations. Without using metal detectable o-rings in production, a piece of rubber can easily go unnoticed. This can cause costly repercussions, especially if a recall is required.
Metal Detectable O-Ring Materials
Metal detectable o-rings are available in a variety of materials, including:
- Buna (Nitrile)
- Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM)
- And more
They are designed to perform similarly to conventional elastomer o-rings with regards to tolerance for high and low temperatures, mechanical stress, and resistance to corrosive chemicals.