Benefits of Acutex™ Probe Magnets
Educational / May 15, 2018
WHAT IS A PROBE MAGNET?The term 'Probe Magnet' covers a variety of different magnet designs, shapes, and sizes. Essentially, a Probe Magnet consists of an open-ended magnet bar or tube that is positioned into the flow of product. As the product flows past, metal contaminants are attracted and retained to the Probe. Probe Magnets can be used by themselves, as a sampling/testing tool, or be incorporated in magnet housings, such as a Liquid Pressure Pipeline Separator or a Round Pipe Separator.
RE80® ACUTEX™ PROBE MAGNETSThe patented, sanitary, RE80® Acutex™ Probe Magnet was first designed and manufactured by Magnattack Global in 2014. Shortly after, in 2015, it was included in the new Powder Transfer Magnet when it received USDA Dairy Acceptance along with other sanitary Magnattack RE80® systems.
KEY BENEFITS OF RE80® ACUTEX™ PROBE MAGNETS
REDUCE PRODUCT BUILD-UPThe distinctive and aerodynamic shape of the RE80® Acutex™ Probe greatly reduces the risk of product bridging/build-up and consequential product stream blockage. Product bridging and build-up increase the likelihood of collected metal re-contaminating the product stream, so it is critical that this risk is minimized where possible.
IMPROVE PRODUCT FLOW & MAINTAIN PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICSThe shape of the magnet allows the product to flow smoothly around the magnet with minimal impact on the product characteristics. Due to the special contour of the probe, an extremely aerodynamic transition of product flow and magnetic fragment retention area is achieved in dry applications where the product is conveyed pneumatically - with minimal to no bulk density effect. In the case of liquid or viscous applications, the design provides a very hydrodynamic passage of product flow, therefore reducing the risk of product build-up and loss of collected magnetics.
REDUCE RE-CONTAMINATION RISKSWhen installed correctly, with the point of the Acutex™ Probe Magnet directed towards oncoming product flow, captured magnetics are moved to the back of the probe where they are retained on the magnet away from the flow - this is key to reducing the risk of re-contamination.
MAXIMUM PRODUCT-TO-MAGNET CONTACTThe pointed edge of the probe separates the flow and maximum product-to-magnet is achieved, whilst maintaining laminar flow. The longer the dwell time of product in contact with the magnet, the less chance a metal fragment has of escaping and continuing through the process with the product.
HIGH STRENGTHThe RE80® Acutex™ Probe includes high-intensity +11,000 Gauss RE80® Magnet Technology, which assures of long-term magnet strength life, and resistance to oxygen absorption and resonant vibration (which are key causes of demagnetization in conventional rare earth magnets).
CONFORMANCE AND CERTIFICATIONAs with all Magnattack systems, the Acutex™ Probe Magnet is certified by HACCP International and conforms with HACCP International Food Safety Standard 0909MAGSEP 1-2010. The Magnet also conforms to Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code Standard 3.2.3 Food Premises and Equipment. US Patent # 9827572.
VERSATILE FOR MANY APPLICATIONSThe Acutex™ Probe is effective in dry, wet, and viscous products. The magnet can be used on its own as an Indicator Magnet to determine/identify metal presence in incoming ingredients supply, or in the following magnetic separators:
- Powder Transfer Magnet(USDA Dairy Accepted)
- Round Pipe Separator(USDA Dairy Accepted)
- Horizontal Pipeline Separator
- Liquid Pressure Pipeline Separator
- Emulsion & Slurry Pipeline Separator.