X-Ray Detectable Components target food industry.

Press Release Summary:

Compliant with Food Safety Modernization Act, X-Ray Detectable Components help minimize contamination problems for food industry. Products such as wear strips, sprockets, chain guides and tracks, mixer components, bushings, and bearings are available in Acetal, UHMW, Nylon, and PEEK. Detection of parts as small as 2 mm³ at speeds as fast as 250 fpm is standard.

Original Press Release:

Slideways New Metal and X-Ray Detectable Food Industry Components

Worcester, MA …SLIDEWAYS announces a new line of metal and X-Ray detectable components for conveyor and food processing equipment to help eliminate contamination and costly food recalls. Complaint with the Food Safety Modernization Act, material properties available with detectable capabilities include Acetal, UHMW, Nylon and PEEK in a range of components: wear strips, sprockets, chain guides and tracks, guides, mixer components, bushing and bearings and more. “The increasing speed of production, constant handling, repeated equipment cleanings and other requirements, creates greater wear and tear increasing the risk of fragments breaking off and contaminating the final product. Now metal and X-Ray detectable components provide an efficient, economical and compliant solution to the problem,” comments Robert Stowell, SLIDEWAYS sales and marketing manager. The composition of the plastic is FDA compliant and detection levels exceed FDA requirements. Detection of parts as small as 2mm cube at speeds as fast as 250’ per minute is standard. X-Ray detection allows for scanning of packaged good to detect possible contamination. Particles can even be found in metal containers due to material density.  


Technical contact: Bob Stowell, SLIDEWAYS, Inc


SLIDEWAYS is a manufacturer of custom and standard machined plastic extrusions and wear components used in conveyor systems, packaging machines, serving a wide range of industries including pharmaceutical and produce equipment. Components include chain guides, belt guides, rollers, roller chain sprockets, block bearings, hanger bearings and more.

Editorial Contact

Bob Stowell, Director of Sales and Marking



705 Plantation Street

Worcester, MA 01605


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