Making flexible connectors through metal detectors easy to handle.

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Metal detectors play an important role in any quality assurance applications and finding the right flexible connector to run your product through the detector is important.

The BFM® fitting system provides excellent visibility of product flow and are easy to fold and feed through the metal detector - no rigid and cumbersome tubes.  

This flexibility, coupled with the simple snap-fit installation, means BFM® connectors are also fast and easy to remove and replace from the metal detector for cleaning.  

If you have vacuum in your system, BFM® connectors can be fitted with plastic anti-collapse rings to help keep the connector walls open without interfering with the metal detector operation.



BFM® connectors installed on a metal detector


Quick Access for Metal Detector Testing

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Metal detector testing needs to be done frequently for quality assurance - but having to remove your flexible connector each time can be a significant interruption to production.

BFM® fitting has a perfect solution:  by adding a Quick Access Port to the wall of your Seeflex 040E or 060ES connector, you can have fast, easy access to perform drop-testing without interrupting product flow or spilling product.


BFM® Seeflex 060ES Quick Access Port - transparent background


BFM® on Metal Detectors

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There are Seeflex 040E flexible connectors running through metal detectors in processing all sorts of products around the world. 

Metal detectors have an arc in which there can be no metal, so it is simply a matter of ensuring the BFM® spigots are welded outside of this arc (ie. welded to the pipe both above and below the metal detector). The BFM® connector then runs right through the centre of the metal detector. 

BFM® Seeflex 040E installed on metal detectors

Cereal Metal Detector

BFM® Seeflex 040E and spigots on a metal detector for cereals.

BFM on Safeline Metal Detector 558 x 390

Snack Foods Metal Detector

BFM® Seeflex 040E and spigots on Safeline metal detector in snack-food factory.
BFM on Metal Detector - Pharma Metal Discharge 432 x 450

Pharma Metal Detector

BFM® Seeflex 040E through pharmaceutical metal detector and on metal discharge chute.
BFM on Bin discharge to intermediary hopper through Lock metal detector to AllFill Bag Loader 600 x 399

Bin Discharge to Intermediary Hopper

A Seeflex 040E connector through a Lock metal detector from a bin-discharge to an intermediary hopper.

Advantages of BFM® fitting on Metal Detectors

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The BFM® fitting system offers a range of urethanes that are suited to metal detection devices which provides excellent visibility of product flowing through the detector.

Our Seeflex material is very flexible and easy to fold and feed through the metal detector. It is also transparent letting you see your product flow. 

Snap-fit installation makes them fast and easy to remove for cleaning and feed through the metal detector again when replacing.

100% dust-tight, eliminating product leakage. Products can also be fitted with plastic anti-collapse rings to keep the connector walls open. 

Simplifies your inventory management. Seeflex 040E and Seeflex 060ES connectors can now be fitted with a Quick Access Port to allow fast easy drop-ball testing. 

Explore Other Common Applications and Conditions Using BFM® fitting

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BFM® fitting outperform traditional hose clamp systems in virtually every processing application and condition. Here are some common process applications that are challenging for flexible connectors:

BFM® connector with milk powder feeding into a hopper

If you operate under pressure, we know keeping your product inside your process brings all sorts of challenges, usually around dust control and connector failure.

See how BFM® handles operating pressure.

BFM® Seeflex 040E with Vacuum

Processors often operate equipment under negative pressure to avoid leaking product out of machinery, but you need to ensure your connectors seal properly to optimize hygiene & product flow.

Find out why BFM® is ideal for vacuum.

BFM® Spigots installed on product and CIP pipes

Proper cleaning of your pipes and in-line fittings is important during CIP, and having a flexible connector that can handle the chemicals and won't leak is essential.

Watch a BFM® fitting in action during CIP

BFM® connector and static dissipation

Static dissipative connectors like the BFM® fitting range will help reduce the chance of spark discharges occurring that can potentially ignite combustible dust explosions.

Learn more about BFM® and Electrostatic Build-Up.

BFM® connectors installed on a potato flour sifter

The constant movement of sifters and sieves puts stress on the flexible connections between equipment, and often causes problems like poor sealing, leaks and failures.

Getting Started with BFM® fittings

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Get in touch with one of our local Authorized BFM® fitting Distributors to help find the right solution for you. They will help work through what you want to achieve and how BFM® fitting can improve your plant.