“The Ty-Rap® Detectable Cable Tie is designed to be detected easily by metal detectors, X-ray equipment and vision detection systems. Made of polymeric material that contains additives to increase the cable ties’ magnetism and density, they can be picked up by metal detectors and X-ray equipment. Additionally, the cable tie’s bright blue color makes it stand out, which is vital in food processing applications. When made of polypropylene, these cable ties have buoyancy for visual detection in liquid processing applications.”
One example of cable ties being used in food and beverage processing is a baked goods manufacturer in the State of New York. The facility’s head of electrical maintenance was faced with making changes in response to more stringent regulations due to a wave of contamination issues in the food & beverage industry generally.
The plant now uses them throughout its facility, not only to bundle electrical cable, but also to mount signage. For example, when the plant needed to segregate equipment used to process products with ingredients that can be allergens, such as peanut butter, detectable cable ties are used to post signs that indicate which equipment has been segregated for use with these ingredients.
The plant has used thousands of detectable cable ties in the last several years and they have proven to be easier to use than conventional or stainless steel cable ties. The head of electrical maintenance has found that switching to detectable cable ties has provided “peace of mind”.