What Will Impact The Strength Of A Magnet?
Educational / April 4, 2019
The strength of a magnet, usually measured in gauss or pull, is one factor that determines the effectiveness of a magnetic separator.
In the food industry, equipment is exposed to a variety of different temperatures, environments, products, and other circumstances that can affect the magnet's strength. High-quality magnetic separators can retain adequate strength & effectiveness for many years, however, low-quality cheap systems can lose their strength rapidly - despite being 10,000
Loss of magnetic strength is referred to as 'demagnetization'.
Some of the most common influences of demagnetization
- Oxygen absorption,
- Resonant vibration,
- Thermal shock, and
- Rough handling (such as dropping or banging).
Once a magnet's strength is lost, it is lost forever - you cannot 'recharge' a magnets strength as you can a battery.
To learn more about the causes of demagnetization and how to prevent this from occurring, download our free whitepaper here.
Frequent in-house monitoring and testing, and annual HACCP-Endorsed Magnet Validations will help you keep
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