Five Magnetic Separator Myths

Often ascertaining the best Magnetic Separator for any given application is not straightforward.  To complicate the decision-making process further, many companies supplying magnetic separators provide a wealth of information such as Gauss levels and the amount of metal that the Magnetic Separator can actually capture. Such details are often difficult to verify and may even be meaningless. In this…

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Getting Metal Out of Spices

Getting Metal Out of Spices

Most households have a collection of spices in one of their kitchen cupboards.  Adding spices to food when cooking is not only a common practice, but essential for most culinary enthusiasts. But how are the spices processed and prepared? Spices are commonly grown in the tropical regions of the world, with some thriving in the…

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Getting Metal Out of Beer

Getting Metal Out of Beer

Thankfully, it is very unlikely that you will ever find a piece of metal in your glass of beer.  However, when tramp metal (in the form of screws, nails, broken process plant, etc.) is accidentally introduced during the brewing process, it damages processing equipment and can even affect the taste of the beer.  In this…

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Getting Metal Out of Pet Food

Getting Metal Out of Pet Food

Ensuring Pet Food is metal free before it reaches the consumer is critical. However, reports of foods being recalled due to metal contamination occur several times each year.  To assist processors and producers, Bunting has developed a series of typical plant flowsheets showing proposed locations for Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors including a typical Pet Food Processing Plant.…

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Inline Magnets Remove Metal from Potassium Chloride

Bunting In Line Magnet

A UK processor of Potassium Chloride is using two Pneumatic Inline Magnets (PIMS) to capture and remove small tramp ferrous metal. The metal is removed early in the process, as the dry material is being pneumatically conveyed, to prevent damage to processing equipment including the crusher. The two PIMS installed at the Potassium Chloride processing…

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42 Inline Magnets Keep Baby Food Metal Free

Bunting Inline Magnet

A German baby food producer has purchased forty-two (42) stainless-steel Inline Magnets to remove tramp ferrous metal.  The food-producer has installed the 42 magnetic separators in all their European manufacturing plants. Inline Magnets easily fit into existing pneumatic (up to 15 psi) or gravity-fed pipelines transporting foodstuffs.  The fabricated pipe-shaped body includes suitable ends to…

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Inline Magnet Pros and Cons

Bunting Magnetics In Line Magnet

The Inline Magnet is a versatile and popular magnetic separator used widely to capture tramp ferrous metal contamination. The non-obstructive design suits applications in many different applications including food processing and plastics.  In this blog, we review the different designs and the Inline Magnet’s key advantages and disadvantages Inline Magnet Models The Inline Magnet is designed…

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Measuring Magnetic Separator Power

Bunting Magnetics Pull Test Kit

A Magnetic Separator attracts, captures and holds magnetic particles.  The magnetic strength needed to successfully separate such problematic ferrous metal contamination is commonly stated in a magnetic separator supplier’s quotation or specified in the tender.  This ‘Magnetic Strength’ is usually referenced in terms of ‘Gauss’, a unit of measurement.  However, as it is difficult to accurately measure…

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Metal Contaminated Food Alerts 2020

metal in food

In 2020, the UK’s Food Standards Agency reported seven (7) cases of metal contaminated foods (in 2019, there were eight (8)). Each case was very different and ranged from chocolates to sandwiches. The associated cost, in terms of lost revenue due to recalled products and company reputation, is considerable. In this article, we review each…

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