Archive for March 2017

Bunting Magnetics Review of Southern Manufacturing 2017

Southern Manufacturing 2017 News and Views The 2017 Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show held at FIVE in Farnborough, UK (21st to 23rd March) proved to be a great place to showcase Magnets, Magnetic Assemblies, and Magnetic Separators. The 2017 Show was of a similar size to 2016 with a good number of visitors.  One of…

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It Is Easy To Clean A Magnetic Separator

10th of 10 Magnetic Separation Myths The Magnetic Separator has done its job and captured that potentially damaging item of ferrous metal.  Now it is time to remove the captured metal from the surface of the Magnetic Separator.  It should be easy, shouldn’t it?  However, due to the high magnetic power cleaning metal off a…

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Ingesting Metal Fragments Can Cause Injury states the FDA

Solving the Problem of Metal Contamination in Food In a 10 page document, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declares that metal fragments in food may cause dental damage, lacerations of the mouth or throat, or laceration or perforation of the intestine.  They do not mention the untold damage to a company’s reputation and the…

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Magnetic Separators Are Not Dangerous!??

9th of 10 Magnetic Separation Myths In school science, we learn about magnetism by playing with small permanent magnets.  It is fun, seeing how iron filings are affected by the magnetic field.  Our bodies are also constantly exposed to the Earth’s Magnetic Field. So how can Magnets be dangerous? In the 1980s, the concept of permanent…

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Testing a Magnetic Separator with a Spring Balance

A Practical Method of Checking Magnet Power Regularly checking that a Magnetic Separator has not lost any magnetic strength is good practice and is a key part of many companies’ annual equipment checks, but how easily can it be done? A Magnetic Field can be measured by using a gauss meter, but due to the…

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