Five Magnetic Separator Myths

A hammer breaking up the word myth

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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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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EHEDG Membership for Bunting

EHEDG Bunting - Magnetic Liquid Filter

Bunting has joined the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) following a rise in magnetic separator and metal detector projects for the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) was founded in 1989 as a non-profit consortium of equipment manufacturers, food producers, suppliers to the food industry, research…

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Magnetic Separator Audit for Jordans Dorset Ryvita

Magnetic Separator

Bunting engineers have conducted a thorough review of all the Magnetic Separators installed at the Jordans Dorset Ryvita plant in Poole, Dorset.  The magnetic separator audit was completed over three days, including attending site on Saturday to prevent any loss in production. Jordans Dorset Ryvita has a strong heritage of making whole grain foods and working with farmers to…

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8 Metal-in-Food Alerts in 2019

Metal in food

In 2019, the UK Food Standards Agency issued 8 food alerts relating to food contaminated with metal particles. The products included turkey dinosaurs, crispy onions, Quorn sausages, corned beef, halva, an oat drink, and prepared vegetables. Up to the 9th March 2020, there have been three: Co-op recalls Chicken & Stuffing Sandwich because it may…

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Three Metal In Food Safety Alerts

Metal in Onions

Between July and November 2019, the UK Food Standards Agency has issued three food alerts regarding metal contaminated food products.  This brings the total number of metal-in-food contamination alerts to eight for 2019.  This is a rise from four in 2018 and six in 2017.  In all cases, the Food Standards Agency stated that ‘The…

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