Archive for August 2016

Are all Rare Earth Magnetic Separators the Same?

2nd of 10 Magnetic Separator Myths A client has a metal contamination problem and needs to install the most suitable magnetic separation.  The metal is small and so they believe that a Magnetic Separator with Rare Earth Magnets is what they need as this produces the strongest magnetic field.  So he picks up the phone…

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What is an Axial and Radial Magnetic Field?

Explaining Magnetic Separation Rotary Magnetic Separators, such as the Bunting Drum Magnet and Magnetic Separation Pulley, are designed with a specific type of magnetic field.  The type of magnetic field has to be considered when looking at any application and when deciding which design will achieve a customer’s separation objective. So what is an Axial or…

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Metal Contaminated Metal Scare

Food Safety Scare with Metal Contaminated Meat in USA One single metal fragment has resulted in the recall of 30 tonnes of ground beef in Texas, USA, reports Food Safety News. The cost of that single metal fragment is significant.  Not only are there the direct costs, loss of profits and any damages costs payable…

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Misconception About the Rotor Strength of Eddy Current Separator

5th of 5 Eddy Current Separator Misconceptions Focusing on Rotor Strength This is the 5th and final installment in a short series of blogs discussing misconceptions about Eddy Current Separation.  are used extensively throughout the recycling industry to separate non-ferrous metal (e.g. aluminium beverage cans, shredded aluminium and copper etc) from non-metallic materials. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InS4-poWcA0&w=560&h=315]…

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Metal Found in Chocolate Eclairs

Sainsbury and Morrisons Remove Metal Contaminated Products from Shop Shelves The announcement of a Food Safety issue at any major supermarket is always cause for concern.  The latest ‘metal in food’ safety announcement relates to chilled desert products, such as chocolate eclairs and profiteroles, supplied by Bakkavor to Sainsbury and Morrisons in the UK. During…

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Should You Always Use the Strongest Magnet?

 1st of 10 Magnetic Separator Myths Strongest is always best, or is it?  Commonly, companies will call and request a quote for a Magnetic Separator with the strongest magnet.  But is that actually what they need? The strongest magnetic fields are produced by specialist Superconducting Magnets and are used in industrial and medical applications.  However,…

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Misconception of Ferrous Metal Removal before an Eddy Current Separator

4th of 5 Misconceptions About Eddy Current Separation This is the 4th in a short series of blogs discussing misconceptions about Eddy Current Separation.  Eddy Current Separators are used extensively throughout the recycling industry to separate non-ferrous metal (e.g. aluminium beverage cans, shredded aluminium and copper etc) from non-metallic materials. All Ferrous Metal Need to…

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Bunting Secures Record Export Order for Magnetic Separators

Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd has secured their largest single export order from a German processing plant designer and builder.  The record order is to manufacture and supply 63, high-strength, Rare Earth Plate Magnets, which will be installed in a tobacco manufacturing operation in Indonesia. The Plate Magnets are used to remove metal from the shredded…

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