Detectable Cutters & Knives For Safe Food Handling.
Lightweight cutters and knives for cutting cardboard boxes, foils, cords, tapes or for processing. Detectable knives are either completely made of metal or the plastic of the knife body is additionally made of detectable plastic. Our metal detectable range includes cutter knives, safety knives and professional knives.
Detectable cutters or knives are mainly used in the food industry, production and processing. Detectable items are also used in companies where food is further processed or packaged. In sensitive areas of the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, detectable items are also used. The main objective is to produce and thus deliver high quality, healthy and safer products to the consumer. To achieve this goal, strict quality control methods must be implemented to prevent food contamination.
According to IFS (International Food Standards), manufacturers must take all necessary steps to avoid contamination of the product by foreign bodies. When it comes to product protection, detectable items are therefore indispensable. Lost cutters or knives can enter the production chain unnoticed. Detectable products offer a simple and safe solution.
What are detectable products?
Detectable cutters and knives are a special topic in the food industry. In this area, 100% hygiene is required.
Detectable cutters and knives are working tools that can be detected by a detection machine. This means that detectable products can be reliably found if they are to enter production. The detectors work at various points in food and pharmaceutical production and detect foreign bodies and impurities.
Metal and X-ray detectors
Basically, there are two possibilities: Metal detectors and X-ray detectors.
Metal detectors (X-Ray) detect electromagnetic parts, such as material incorporated in the bonnet or an aluminium foil in a plaster. An X-ray detector detects special threads that are integrated into a plaster, for example. Both systems work very reliably.
Why are the products blue?
Most detectable products have a blue colour. The eye-catching blue colour makes it easier to visually recognise the items. Since blue food does not naturally exist, the blue products provide optimal contrast and can be easily detected if they accidentally fall into production.
How do detectable objects work?
The metal incorporated in the detectable items is detected by metal detectors. This allows items such as cutters or knives to be detected and removed before they pass through food production.