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  • 'Dead-Zones' Explained

    What are 'dead-zones'?  Dead-zone is a term often used when discussing the design of magnetic separation systems, particularly those for liquid/wet food applications.  Put simply, a dead...
  • Metal In Your Hot Dog?

    We have a solution... The RE80HT Emulsion & Slurry Pipeline Separator has proven successful in numerous meat emulsion and slurry applications around the world, due to its hydrodynamic design an...
  • The Impact Of Abrasion On Magnet Bars

    The below image is an example of abrasion on a magnet bar, installed in a bakery application. Abrasion can have a detrimental effect on the magnet's strength and effectiveness, and therefore have a...
  • The Role of Magnetic Separators in Pet Food Processing

    It is essential for pet food manufacturers to ensure their final product is free from physical hazards, including metal contamination, before it reaches supermarket shelves.  Magnetic separators ...
  • Advantages of the Mag-Ram Self Cleaning Separator

    This month, the Mag-Ram Automatic Self-Cleaning Separator celebrates its 10th year of innovative magnetic separation and advanced foreign metal fragment control.  In this article, we take a look at ...
  • What Is Demagnetization?

    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 differe...
  • Fragments Retained By RE80 Magnets

    How small a fragment can an RE80™ magnet retain? Dust-small. These tiny dust-like metal fragments are akin to the material that Magnattack™ RE80™ magnetic separators extract from hundreds ...
  • Mag-Ram An Answer To Problems Faced By Meat Renderers

    Two major problems that meat renderers face in regards to metal fragment control include: High levels of metal contamination, and Insufficient/incompetent magnetic separators that fail to provide ...
  • Are My Magnetic Separators Effective?

    Q: How do I know if my magnetic separators are effective as they should be?  A: A common misconception in the food industry is that the effectiveness of a magnetic separator is determined by it...
  • Pull Test or Gauss Test?

    Q: "Which is more effective...magnet pull test or gauss test?"  A: This is a question that is asked regularly by the food industry in relation to the verification/testing of their magnetic separat...
  • Pacemakers and Magnetic Fields

    Magnetic Separators are essential in food processing plants to extract foreign metal fragments from the process lines and reduce risks such as metal contamination, food recall, equipment damage, and b...
  • Magnetic Separators & Metal Detectors in the Food Industry

    Correct procedures and correct equipment for metal fragment control are essential to maintaining food safety initiatives and protecting your product and brands. In years past, magnetic separation a...

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