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Our 2018 Review

A Look Back at Our News & Blogs from 2018 BREXIT and concerns about plastic waste have dominated the news in 2018.  Despite the BREXIT pessimism, UK exporters continue to export and the plastics industry is working hard to pacify environmentalists.  2018 has been another great year for Bunting Europe and we look back on…

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Bunting Awarded ISO45001 Standard

Priority Given To Health and Safety In October 2018, Bunting Magnetics Europe successfully achieved the new ISO45001 international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S).  This relates to all activities on their European manufacturing headquarters in Berkhamsted, United Kingdom. To combat injuries in the workplace, ISO has developed a new international standard, ISO45001, published in March…

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Practically Measuring Magnetic Separator Strength

Technically Assessing Magnetic Separator Power A Magnetic Separator is designed to attract, capture and hold magnetic particles.  The magnetic strength needed to successfully achieve that design objective is commonly stated in a magnetic separator supplier’s quotation or specified in the tender.  This ‘Magnetic Strength’ is usually referenced in terms of ‘gauss’, a unit of measurement.  However, the…

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Supporting Tomorrows Engineers Week

Bunting Managing Director Highlights the Importance of Developing Future Engineers The UK’s Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (6-10 November 2017) highlights the need for the development of young engineers.  The organisation identifies that 186,000 people with engineering skills will be needed annually through to 2024. We talk with Simon Ayling (Bunting Europe’s Managing Director) to find out…

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Plastics and the Environment

The Necessity of a Global Strategy for Plastics Waste Since 1950, it is estimated that 8.3 million metric tonnes of virgin plastics have been produced.  Of this, 6.3 million metric tonnes has become waste, with 9% being recycled and 12% incinerated.  This leaves 79% that is accumulated in landfills or the natural environment. The report…

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Quality and Environmental Accreditation for Bunting Magnetics Europe

Bunting Successfully Transition to ISO9001 2015 Quality and ISO14001 2015 Environmental Standards Bunting Magnetics Europe has successfully transitioned to the new ISO9001:2015 Quality and ISO 14001 :2015 Environment Standards.  The certification covers the manufacture and supply of Magnetic Separators, Metal Detectors, and Magnets and Magnetic Assemblies from their European manufacturing headquarters in Berkhamsted, UK. Denis…

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Temperature Effect on Rare Earth Magnetic Separators

Neodymium Magnet Damage From High Temperatures If a Neodymium Rare Earth Tube Magnet is put into a red-hot fire, then it would not be surprising if the magnetic properties are destroyed.  However, what if the same Tube Magnet is just exposed to steam being flushed through a pipeline system to clean the pipes? Tube Magnets…

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10 Magnetic Separator Myths

Magnetic Separator Fact and Fiction Trying to ascertain what and whose Magnetic Separator will provide the best metal separation can be difficult.  Often, the decision is made even more difficult with claims and counterclaims about levels of Gauss and what the Magnetic Separator can actually capture.  In this blog, we try to dispel these myths…

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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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You Can Block a Magnetic Field

8th of 10 Magnetic Separation Myths A common question asked by users of Magnets and Magnetic Separators is whether a Magnetic Field can be blocked in the same way that lead blocks radiation.  This can be an important issue when considering the location of a Magnetic Separator and whether it is near instrumentation, control panels,…

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