Are My Magnetic Separators Effective?
Educational / July 20, 2018
- The configuration of magnet bars/tubes - the wrong configuration can cause 1 of 2 problems: insufficient product stream coverage, or blockage of the product stream. The right configuration will provide you with maximum coverage with no leaks, build-up, or blockages.
- Product stream coverage - is maximum product to magnet coverage being achieved? The wrong magnet in the wrong location could mean that you aren't achieving maximum control over the presence of foreign metal.
- Installation - is the magnet installed in the correct location? Is it installed at the correct angle? Installing a magnet incorrectly can leave parts of the process line unprotected or at risk. This could lead to equipment damage and downtime, especially if a magnet is not installed before processing equipment susceptible to damage.
- Product/application - this plays a massive role in the effectiveness of your foreign metal fragment control. You may have a high-strength, sanitary magnet...but that doesn't mean it is the best option for all types of food ingredients and applications! Where is it positioned? Can it be easily cleaned? Does the design work with the product being treated? Is it sanitary? What are the variables?