Pet Food & Animal Nutrition
CONTROL THE SAFETY & QUALITY OF YOUR PET FOOD PRODUCTS
The integrity and quality of pet food is as important as the integrity and quality of food for human consumption. With the tightening of industry standards, including FSMA, the responsibility of pet food manufacturers to provide a safe and high-quality product is ever increasing.
Magnattack® RE80® Magnetic Separators have been proven to increase metal fragment control and reduce contamination risks in pet food processing.
Providing a positive contribution to food safety and product purity, Magnattack® magnetic separation systems are designed to remove even the tiniest of foreign metal fragments, including work-hardened stainless-steel and magnetic stone.
WHY INCREASE FOREIGN METAL CONTROL WITH MAGNATTACK® MAGNETS?
If effective control measures and metal separation equipment are not utilized in the process line, there is a high risk that pet food may become contaminated with small, sharp pieces of metal fragments. Although small, these fragments can have devastating consequences – consumer complaints, product recall, legal implications, brand name damage, and most importantly, injury to pets.
Magnattack® magnetic separators greatly reduce the level of ferrous metal contamination in pet food product. This has a great number of advantages, including:
- Increased product purity, safety, and security
- Customer satisfaction
- Protection of brand reputation
- Reduced risk of product recall and consequent financial loss
- Protection of pets
- Downstream machinery and plant protection
Recognized by numerous major multi-national pet food producers across Australia, New Zealand, North America, and Europe, Magnattack® has had extensive experience in this field and can provide you with highly effective solutions for dry, wet, viscous, and free-flowing pet foods.
MAGNATTACK® MAGNETS FOR PET FOOD
We have a range of magnetic separators that have been proven effective in pet food applications and have enabled numerous manufacturers to reduce their risks of metal contamination. These magnets include the Mag-Ram® Self Cleaning Separator, Rapidclean® Grate Magnet, Emulsion & Slurry Pipeline Separator, Spherical Pneumatic Transfer Magnet, and Round Nose Plate Magnets.
RE80® +11,000 Gauss Magnetic Separation Equipment is certified by HACCP International and is designed to provide maximum foreign metal fragment control.
Special Dura-Slik® Abrasion-Reduction Technology is available on all our magnets to help guard against damage caused by abrasive ingredients.
MAG-RAM® SELF CLEANING SEPARATOR
The RE80® Mag-Ram® is an automatic self-cleaning grate magnet typically installed at incoming dry materials location (such as MBM or grain) and final dry product/bulk out-loading locations.
The Mag-Ram® is especially popular in incoming meat/protein meal products. For maximum protection, the Mag-Ram® units should be installed at the rendering plants out-loading or post milling/grinding and the pet food plants incoming locations.
The Mag-Ram® provides continuous extraction of metal fragments, without the need to stop the process for cleaning or manual operation.
EMULSION & SLURRY PIPELINE SEPARATOR
It is often difficult to extract weakly magnetic fragments from viscous meat emulsions, slurries, and liquids. In answer to this problem, Magnattack® has developed a special hydro-dynamic magnet system specifically for this purpose. The units are an efficient and sanitary alternative to Liquid Trap/Finger Pot Magnets…which can also be heavy and difficult to clean properly.
The Emulsion & Slurry Pipeline Separators feature our patented RE80®HT Acutex® Probe Magnets, which provide superior product-to-magnet contact and more efficient magnetic separation.
RAPIDCLEAN® GRATE MAGNET
The RE80® Rapidclean® is an effective grate-in-housing system designed for dry ingredients such as meals and powders.
With easy-cleaning operations conducted wholly outside of the product zone and the absence of stainless steel sleeves, the Rapidclean® is a hygienic alternative to conventional sleeved grate magnets and pull through wiper style magnets. Plant operators also have the ability to fully inspect magnet bars before they are returned to the product flow.
Adjustable designs available to allow for difficult-to-flow materials. Designs also available for low headroom applications.
DUAL ROUND NOSE RETENTION SEPARATORS
RE80® Dual Round Nose Retention Separators consist of 2 x High Strength Plate Magnets, complete with 11,000 Gauss Bar Magnets, positioned on opposite sides of a stainless steel housing. The system is engineered specific to achieve maximum product stream coverage without causing blockage in difficult to flow ingredients.
It is successful in difficult to flow materials, such as grain and meal mixes.
SPHERICAL PNEUMATIC TRANSFER MAGNET
The RE80® Spherical Magnetic Separator is effective in removing metal contamination from blow, vacuum, gravity, and pneumatic transfer lines. The aerodynamic design of this Magnattack® system enables efficient extraction AND retention of metal from high-velocity powder lines, without experiencing bulk density problems.
The Spherical Magnet is considered a more hygienic and superior alternative to traditional Bullet Magnets.
ROUND NOSE PLATE MAGNETS
Magnattack® Round Nose Plate Magnets are often installed in applications processing chicken frames, whole muscle products, poultry, beef, lamb, venison, etc., prior to expensive processing machineries such as grinders, shredders, dicers, and emulsifiers. It is important to remove metal fragments before processing equipment to avoid costly damage, downtime for repair/maintenance, and loss of production.
The round nose design, unlike conventional separation plates, provides superior separation ability by ensuring contaminants are retained on the round nose, out of the way of product flow.
OTHER MAGNET SYSTEMS
Magnattack® has a range of specially-designed equipment such as probe separators, bars, and grates for use in mash and pet food mixes. These smaller magnet systems are typically positioned above extruders, pellet presses and prior to bagging to minimize the risk of damage and quality issues caused by metal contamination.
IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN SELECTING MAGNETS FOR PETFOOD APPLICATIONS:
- What heat rating does the magnet have and will it be suitable for the temperature of your product?
- What measures have been taken to compensate for abrasive products – e.g. meat & bone meal?
- Is the magnet design sanitary and compliant?
- Is the magnet simple clean and maintain?
- Does the separator assembly comprise of high grade magnetics (such as RE80®) to ensure longevity and maintaining of the magnet strength?
- What design criteria is in place to ensure effective magnetic separation is achieved without blockages?
- What means are taken to ensure magnet strength is maintained over time?
- Does the magnet comply with current HACCP and best practice standards (e.g. 0909MAGSEP 1-2010)?
- Is the magnet supplied with adequate certification?
For more information on magnetic separation solutions for pet food or to request a quotation from our experienced technicians, please scroll up to the form on the right side of this page or contact us here.
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Documents & Technical Data Sheets
|MAG-RAM™ Self-Cleaning Separator for Meat Rendering Technical Data Sheet|
|MAG-RAM™ Self-Cleaning Separator Technical Data Sheet|
|RAPIDCLEAN™ Grate Magnet Technical Data Sheet|
|Round Pipe Separator Technical Data Sheet|
|Achieving Efficient Magnetic Separation in Pet Food Slurries Whitepaper|
|Emulsion & Slurry Pipeline Separator Technical Data Sheet|