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Norafin Industries (Germany) GmbH

A visit to Norafin Industries (Germany) GmbH, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of special nonwoven fabrics. The company produces innovative, hydroentangled and needle-punched nonwoven fabrics for numerous applications that surround us in many areas of our life as high-tech components. They protect, filter, clean, air-condition and create comfort and safety. Companies such as Norafin therefore make an important contribution to an environment worth living in. To guarantee this high quality, metal detectors are an indispensable aid for plant protection and quality assurance.

The company was founded in 1985 and its headquarters have been in Mildenau in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) since 1997, where it employs 193 people and had a turnover of 36 million Euros last year. In 2018 the company completed the construction of its production facility in Mills River, North Carolina, USA. 36 employees found a new workplace on a floor area of 7,000 m². And not only that: with the construction of a production facility in North America, the company can offer an even better service to its customers, which include a company that makes protective clothing, and further expand and strengthen its position in the market. For instance, almost every protective jacket used today by the fire department in the USA already contains a heat and fire-resistant protective barrier made of nonwoven fabric from Norafin. “When the fire department’s operatives go out to fight fire, their protective suits often contain 2 to 3 layers of the Norafin product”, explains Norafin’s CEO André Lang. Other, but no less demanding quality criteria apply to other applications in the fields of industry, medicine, composites and filtration. “Whatever our customers demand from us, that is also precisely what we expect from our partners. That’s why we only cooperate with the best”, says André Lang.

When it comes to metal detection, the company relies on Mesutronic Gerätebau GmbH from Kirchberg in Wald, Lower Bavaria, Germany, which leads in the textile industry with its metal detectors. To achieve optimum process and quality assurance, beam and flying conveyor detectors are used in the different process stages of the nonwoven fabric production. Primary, artificial and natural fibres are used, which are manufactured according to a proprietary recipe – free from metallic contaminants.

However, fibre openers and carding machines with metallic tools are used in the further processing, e.g. for cutting open bales and manufacturing the nonwoven fabrics. If these tools break, they can not only negatively affect the properties of the product, but also endanger the entire production. For that reason Norafin uses the Metron 05 Powerline metal detector in the fibre transport. This detector can be inserted directly into the pipeline. Metals can also generate sparks in these areas and thus start a fire. Metal detectors and spark detectors are therefore often integrated together in pipelines. Through their use at the start of production, the ingress and distribution of metal contaminants in the further process can be minimised without the risk of having to scrap finished nonwoven fabric.

In the subsequent manufacturing process, needle punching and extremely variable hydroentanglement take place for the specialisation of the nonwoven fabric. With mechanical needle-punching, the downstream production plants are normally protected by beam-shaped metal detectors. Damage to the plants caused by needle breakage are usually very expensive and the loss of production in the case of a high production density can barely be compensated.

In accordance with Norafin’s strict quality assurance concept, the nonwoven fabrics are guided over a segmented detector at the end of the manufacturing process before being made up. Very fine metal parts such as a broken fragment of the tip of a needle are reliable detected with this system of the type Metron 04 Profiline. Depending on the version, the position of the foreign body can be located with an accuracy of 300 or 150 mm. The detection system can operate without any problem under the varying process conditions with production speeds of up to 2 m/s and product temperatures of up to 120 °C.

Those who manufacture components for protective equipment, sterile covers for operating theatres in hospitals, room air filters and even flax wallpapers for improving the room climate are working at the high end of nonwoven fabric development. The high expenditure and extraordinary quality standards that are characteristic of the production at Norafin resulted in 2017 in the company winning the award for the best product in the category “Industrial Textiles” at the Future Textiles Awards, which are presented by the World Textile Information Network (WTiN). A key factor in the attainment of such high quality goals is the selection of suppliers that share these goals. Mesutronic is Norafin’s partner when it comes to metal detection.

MESUTRONIC at the FachPack 2019 in Nuremberg

Fachpack 2019

On September 24, 2019, the FachPack in Nuremberg begins. More than 1,500 exhibitors present machines and materials for packaging technology for three days. Once again, MESUTRONIC presents a wide range of foreign body control systems in hall 4 / booth 342.

On our booth, we also show the easySCOPE X-ray inspection system. This system is mainly used for the quality control of packed products and impresses with its easy way to use. The easySCOPE also provides excellent value for a mid-range system.

Many other exhibits, and of course our team of experts, are looking forward to many visitors in Nuremberg. Visit us in hall 4 / booth 342 and experience “Metal Detection made in Germany”.

MESUTRONIC presents itself at the ITMA 2019 in Barcelona

ITMA 2019

From the 20th to the 26th of June 2019 we present our tailor-made solutions for foreign body detection for the textile industry at the ITMA 2019 in Barcelona. The MESUTRONIC-booth experience:

  • The metal detector bar METRON 05 ProfiLine for the examination of fabric materials or foils
  • The multi-segment metal detector bar METRON 04 ProfiLine for the examination of non-wovens or foils

Furthermore in the product portfolio by MESUTRONIC are more solutions available for the inspection of fibres and for end products from the hygiene industry.

Our experts consult you in hall 5, booth B105.

MESUTRONIC presents itself at the LIGNA 2019

From the 27th to the 31st May the international wood industry meets at the LIGNA in Hanover.

The LIGNA maps the entire value chain of the wood industry. Here is where the top decision-makers and an interested specialist audience from the industry meet. In hall 25 at our booth H 46 we present our reliable and safe metal detectors.

Our specialists are looking forward to many interesting discussions about “Metal Detection Made in Germany”.

 

 

MESUTRONIC presents itself at the IFFA 2019


From the 4th to the 9th May 2019 IFFA opens its doors in Frankfurt am Main. As the world’s leading trade fair for the meat industry, it brings together all players from industry, retail trade and butcher’s trade.

This year’s presentation revolves around digitalization and process optimization. On display is for one the “Automatic protocol export” feature for all AMD 07 systems. With this, conforming monitoring and storage of system events and testing procedures becomes easier then ever. For another new reject material bin options for contaminated sausage meat open new possibilities in the filling process.

Our experts consult you in hall 11.0, booth D23.

 

 

PLASTRON 05 K – Metal separator for installation on injection molding machines or extruders

PLASTRON 05 K

PLASTRON 05 K

Metal separation on the machine intake. The last chance becomes the first choice.

The Plastron 05 K is a new metal separator from MESUTRONIC. It was developed for the examination of plastic granulates, ground material and powders for metallic foreign bodies. It thus completes the company’s extensive range of products for injection moulding and extrusion for the application case of slow-flowing material columns. It is installed directly between feed systems such as hopper loader or mixer and the plastification unit.

Particular consideration was given to the temperature stability and detection accuracy of the detection coil. This was achieved through the use of precision milled parts and a winding support made of modern composite material.

The ejection unit impresses with absolutely reliable ejections of both bridge-forming and slumping or free-falling materials. It can also be dismantled for cleaning in a matter of seconds without tools.

The high-quality AMD 05 functions as the evaluation electronics. Apart from excellent immunity to interference, this also offers ideal communication options in the sense of digitalization.

This combination of innovation and reliability results in top performance data for precision, operating reliability and ease of cleaning. Even in the basic version the system can be used for material temperatures up to 120 °C. This offers considerably greater flexibility with the increasing use of pre-dried granulate.

MESUTRONIC Gerätebau GmbH has been producing innovative metal detection technology for the plastics industry for over 25 years. Customers all over the world are supplied with metal detectors and separators from the company’s headquarters in Kirchberg im Wald.

MESUTRONIC – Metal Detection – Made in Germany – at the FAKUMA from 17/10/2017

We will be presenting reliable metal detectors and separators over five days at the FAKUMA in Friedrichshafen. They are a must for plastics-processing companies that want to ensure product quality and protect their production machines. Visit us at Booth 6306 in Hall A6 and experience reliable and safe metal detectors and separators.


CONVEY

We are presenting the QUICKTRON 03 R metal separator for the examination of granulates and flakes in free-fall. The separator impresses with its outstanding price/performance ratio and its integration-friendly compactness. The device detects and separates all metals as loose parts or inclusions in the product stream.


ANY WAY

Furthermore we are exhibiting the P-TRON 03 FM metal separator. The separator is integrated into intermittent vacuum conveying lines for the monitoring of granulates. Flexible, fast and cost-effective integration in the pipelines is possible – independent of the direction. The appliance impresses with its highly precise metal detection and is simple to operate. Uncompromising safety is supported through the mesuSafetyPack.


METAL FREE

Our portfolio includes the METRON 05 D separable tunnel metal detector, especially for the recycling sector. The metal detector is integrated into conveyor belts, vibrating fluidslides and material chutes in order to protect production equipment. A harsh industrial environment does not prevent the METRON 05 D from achieving high detection accuracy. Its practice-oriented technology has been proven over years of use, making the detector a reliable partner in the processing of plastics.


FAKUMA – a leading trade fair for the plastics industry

More than 1700 exhibitors are presenting their international product ranges in Friedrichshafen. 40,000 trade visitors are expected to come from over 120 countries to gather information about the latest technologies in the plastics industry from 17 to 21 October 2017.


MESUTRONIC is looking forward to your visit

The MESUTRONIC team is looking forward to giving the interested trade visitors an understanding of “Metal detection – made in Germany”. Visit us at the FAKUMA in Hall A6 at Booth 6306!

MESUTRONIC exhibits once again at the POWTECH 2017 in Nuremberg

The POWTECH runs from 26 to 28 September 2017 in Nuremberg and will once again be the platform for further development and innovation connected with processes used to manufacture and handle quality products from powders, granulates, bulk materials and fluids.


Reliable metal detectors are a must

In order to be able to make quality products, every manufacturer requires reliable metal detectors and separators for checking its product quality so that contaminants can be detected and the contaminated product removed from the production process. At Booth 2-140 we are once again presenting appliances that are used to ensure product quality and to protect production machines.


QUICKTRON 07 RH for bulk materials in free-fall

The QUICKTRON 07 RH metal separator is a particular highlight in the bulk materials sector. The separator reliably sorts out metals as loose particles or inclusions without interrupting the process. The appliance is immune to external interference and, thanks to its compact design, is simple to integrate. Its hygienic design is particularly user-friendly. The ejection flap of the QUICKTRON 07 RH can not only be dismounted in a matter of seconds without tools, but also allows comprehensive cleaning.


TRANSTRON XL for the examination of sacks

Also at the MESUTRONIC booth, trade fair visitors can experience the special TRANSTRON XL conveying system for the transport of piece and bulk goods in the production process. The conveying system allows the integration of a metal detector from the METRON 07 CI series for reliable examination of the products. The metal detection system not only offers budget-saving individual solutions, but also long-term trouble-free metal detection results.


PHARMATRON 07 HQ for tablet presses and dedusting systems

We offer the PHARMATRON 07 HQ mobile metal separator for the pharmaceuticals industry. The separator is used for the examination of tablets and pills and fits every tablet press and deduster. The appliance impresses with top detection results and its fast ejection flap ensures minimum loss of material in case metal is detected. All parts that come into contact with the product can be dismounted quickly without tools for fast, optimum cleaning.


MESUTRONIC experts looking forward to meeting visitors

All interested trade visitors are welcome to come to the MESUTRONIC trade fair booth and see for themselves our reliable metal detectors and separators, which are indispensable for ensuring product quality. Out experts will be pleased to advise you and look forward to welcoming numerous trade fair visitors.

MESUTRONIC once again presents reliable metal detectors to the wood industry at the LIGNA

Kirchberg i.W./Hanover. The international wood industry will meet again from 22 to 26 May 2017 at the LIGNA in Hanover. The LIGNA covers the entire value creation chain in the wood industry. This is where the industry’s top decision-makers and interested trade visitors meet.

Mesutronic metal detectors for the protection of production machines

We also have interesting machines for the wood industry at our LIGNA trade fair booth. Our metal detectors and separators will certainly be of interest to top decision-makers in particular, since the use of our devices protects sawing systems, shredders, choppers or pellet presses against harmful metal parts.

Metal detectors save money

We are presenting our reliable, safe, money-saving metal detectors at Booth H 46 in Hall 25. Amongst others we are presenting the METRON 05 D. The separable tunnel-type metal detector is used on conveyor belts and in vibrating trough feeders and material chutes. The detector makes use of practice-oriented and reliable technology that has proven itself in use over many years. The device is quick to mount and provides high detection accuracy, even in the harsh industrial environment. A worthwhile investment that protects valuable production equipment.

METRON 05 VT impresses through price/performance ratio

We are also presenting the METRON 05 VT metal detector for direct installation in the trough of a vibrating trough feeder. The reliable detector is quick and easy to mount in all common trough shapes and impresses with its price/performance ratio.

Our experts will be glad to advise you

Our experts will be glad to advise trade fair visitors on these and other interesting MESUTRONIC metal detectors and separators and we look forward to many interesting technical discussions about “Metal Detection Made in Germany”.

Mesutronic at the K 2016 in Düsseldorf

Kirchberg im Wald. The K trade fair opens its gates once again in Düsseldorf on Wednesday, 19 October 2016. The trade fair is the absolute highlight in the industry and the starting point for trendsetting decisions for process, product and problem solutions in plastics processing.

We interviewed our product manager Jörg Pattberg about this industry highlight:

Mr Pattberg, how important is the plastics market to MESUTRONIC Gerätebau GmbH?

 JP: The plastics industry is one of our most important business segments. The roots of Mesutronic, which was founded nearly 25 years ago, lie here. Over the years both our portfolio and our network of technicians and sales specialists has grown continuously. Our high presence at the most renowned plant manufacturers and end customers in this sector proves it. And we will, of course, continue to focus on this market in future.

For product manager Jörg Pattberg is the plastics industry one of the main business segments of the MESUTRONIC Gerätebau GmbH.

For product manager Jörg Pattberg is the plastics industry one of the main business segments of the MESUTRONIC Gerätebau GmbH.

How important is the K trade fair to Mesutronic?

 JP: To be internationally successful in the plastics industry we have to be present for our customers. Direct contact is very important to us. The K trade fair is a good place, not only to meet our customers en masse, but also to generate new contacts and to show them our proven metal detection technology. Our presence began here in the founding years and we will continue in future to be present for our customers and joint exhibitors within the framework of the trade fair.

What are you expecting from the K trade fair?

 JP: Business transactions at trade fairs have receded more and more into the background in recent years, so we are focusing on communication and customer ties. That is also reflected by our new booth concept, which backs off a little from pure presentation. We see ourselves as partners and want to convey inclusion and enjoyment in contact at every level.

Mesutronic stands for innovative devices; what are Mesutronic’s plans with regard to the plastics industry? How do you stand with regard to Industry 4.0?

 JP: A very interesting development project for the plastics sector is currently in progress in the company. No further details will be available until the end of next year, however. Industry 4.0 is not a new topic for us. We made provision more than 10 years ago for the simple linking of our machines to higher-level systems, both for data acquisition and for external control options. The most diverse communication methods are available to the customer today. That’s why we see many opportunities here and consider ourselves to be ideally prepared.

Our exhibition team is looking forward to present reliable metal surch technology on the new Booth.

Our exhibition team is looking forward to present reliable metal surch technology on the new Booth.