Do You Need a Magnetic Separator?

Do You Need a Magnetic Separator?

Metal is a major cause of equipment damage, production downtime, and poor end-product quality. When faced with a metal separation issue, you typically turn to a Metal Detector as a solution. But do you need a Magnetic Separator?

A Magnetic Separator uses magnetic force to attract and hold magnetically susceptible metal, including some stainless steel. There are a wide range of designs ranging from weak to exceptionally strong magnetic strength. But are Magnetic Separators necessary? Here are 5 reasons why you would use a Magnetic Separator:

  1. Due to their designs, they are typically easier to incorporate into an existing process line.
  2. Magnetic Separators tend to be less expensive to purchase and install compared to a metal detector.
  3. Magnetic Separators enhance the performance of Metal Detectors by removing metal prior to the detection phase.
  4. They are easy to maintain.
  5. Pipeline Metal SeparatorsAnd they can either:
    1. Capture and hold metal contamination until manually cleaned.
    2. Or capture and automatically remove attracted metal.

The most common foreign material within food processing is metal. This contamination can cause damage to further processing equipment but, more importantly, is a safety hazard to consumers. Metal contamination that makes it into the food supply can cause untold brand reputation damage to the supplier. The ideal solution is to create a process that avoids these issues altogether.

In conclusion, the best level of metal separation is using both a Metal Detector and Magnetic Separator in tandem. Metal Detectors sense and remove the presence of ferrous, non-ferrous, and stainless metals in a process flow. Magnetic Separators remove metal contaminants from dry particulates, liquids, and slurries.

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