Magnetic Separator Myths

Top 10 Read Bunting Blogs of 2017

Which Magnetic Separator Articles Proved Popular in 2017? In 2017, we have posted 48 articles and news stories on a wide range of subjects from metal contaminated food, environmental issues of plastic waste, and review of major trade shows such as Waste 17 and Interplas. But which ones proved to be the most popular? Here’s…

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Our 2017 Review

A Look Back at Our News & Blogs from 2017 2017 has been another busy and exciting time for Bunting Magnetics Europe with some great news stories.  In this blog we look back at the past 12 months and review the stories that hit our headlines. January We started the year by announcing that Bunting…

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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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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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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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We Guarantee 100% Metal Separation

7th of 10 Magnetic Separator Myths In the perfect world, installing a Magnetic Separator will enable 100% metal separation with 0% product loss.  However, is this even remotely possible? Often as part of a project specification, there will be a question asking about the level and percentage of metal separation.  In some projects, the expected…

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Is a Magnetic Field Uniform along the Surface of a Tube Magnet?

6th of 10 Magnetic Separator Myths On a typical Cartridge or Tube Magnet, the magnetic field on the surface is not even along the whole length.  As shown on the photograph, magnetically attracted materials agglomerate at specific points along the length.  So why is that? A Cartridge or Tube Magnetic Separator is constructed by placing…

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Do Magnets Lose Strength Over Time

5th of 10 Magnetic Separator Myths It is a question we frequently get asked:  When will the Magnetic Separator start losing its magnetic strength?  In normal operating conditions, a magnetic separator will not lose any magnetic strength.  However, there are occasions when other factors do affect the magnetic strength.  Such instances include: The use of bonded…

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Stainless Steel Isn't Magnetic, or Is It?

4th of 10 Magnetic Separator Myths The vast majority of stainless steel used in plants processing foodstuffs, chemicals, plastics and handling bulk materials whether in solid, liquid or powder form, is non-magnetic. Or is it? Traditionally, Magnetic Separators were installed to remove any ferrous metal.  Today, this has expanded to include any magnetically susceptible material, including magnetic…

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