Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 16 2018 - Page 26

Martor safety knives - metal detectable for use in high risk environments WRITTEN BY MARTOR MARTOR is the leading global player for safety knives, bringing innovative solutions with unmatched quality and reliability. In 1976 it was MARTOR who created the first semi-automatic safety knife and in the subsequent 40 years the company has focussed on making workplace cutting safer and more secure than ever. Based in Solingen, (the centre of German steel making excellence), the range includes more than 100 safety knives and over 200 blades, all designed to make cutting safer. Knives are used throughout logistics, knives and their parts can be traced Recognising that detection requires warehousing and most production by detectors and X-ray machines. The sensitive and accurate calibration, we lines. Too often overlooked, in fact knives are made of unpainted metal, recommend using the MARTOR MDP they are essential to the smooth metal detectable plastic and stainless test cards. This is a set of 5 cards running of an operation. The steel blades. All are certified by the with different sized MDP plastic balls, standard fixed blade knife is more German TÜV institute. from 2.5mm to 8mm in size, which can be passed though detectors to dangerous than people recognise – an unprotected sharp blade projecting, MARTOR understands the needs of set the level of sensitivity. For more left in tool boxes, slipped into pockets, the food business – any contaminants information, please search this video they carry on cutting long after the can damage machinery, spoil food on Youtube: cut is made. They often have clumsy and lead to consumer complaints MARTOR MDP Knives blade changes, needing tools to open and reputational damage. MARTOR them - an activity of high risk to the knives minimise that risk because For further assistance, or even a operator. MARTOR created its’ knives stainless steel does not rust, non- survey of your operation, we would be to minimise cut injuries, prevent painted knives avoid paint debris and pleased to assist. damaged goods and to improve the MDP plastic - if detached from the Contact details: | productivity. knife - can be detected in your process 01924 281333 | controls. A final detail: the oil we use To support the food processing industries, a family of metal detectable knives has been developed where the 26 FDPP - in the knives and on t HY\\YK