Posts Tagged ‘magnets’

Export Success at VICTAM 2019

VICTAM 2019

The European grain and animal feed industries descended on the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany for the VICTAM 2019 international exhibition.  VICTAM International claims to be the world’s largest dedicated event for the animal feed processing industries and the exhibition is co-located with GRAPAS EMEA, which focuses on grain, flour and rice processing industries. “VICTAM gave us…

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Renmar Plastics & Bunting Magnetics Collaboration

Plastic Machinery

Renmar Plastics Machinery and Bunting Magnetics Europe have established a close working collaboration.  Both companies provide process solutions to the plastics sector. “Our objective is to provide all our customers with the best service possible,” explained Tom Higginbottom, Bunting’s Sales Engineer.  “Developing a close relationship with Kevin [Horne] and the team at Renmar enables us…

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Practically Measuring Magnetic Separator Strength

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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3 Magnet Audits Conducted For Food Safety

Testing Magnetic Separators in Food Processing Plants In one week, we have conducted Magnetic Separation Audits at three separate UK food processing plants.  The audits form part of the quality management system of each company and are used for both internal and external food quality and safety assessments. A Magnetic Separation Audit involves the physical…

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Environmental Accreditation for Bunting Magnetics

ISO9001 2015 Quality & 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 Elkins, Bunting Magnetics Europe’s…

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Getting Metal Out of Processed Vegetables

Metal Contamination

Magnetic Separators & Metal Detectors in Vegetable Processing Plant Processed vegetables are a vital part of the food chain.  Tens of thousands of bags of pre-cut carrots and freshly prepared kale are bought in supermarkets daily.  Frozen vegetables have been very popular since Clarence Birdseye invented the quick freezing method in 1924.  Also, often-unnoticed processed vegetables…

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Metal Found In Rice

Magnetic Separator Ensuring Food Safety There are a lot of negative Food Safety reports about metal being found in food (e.g. Morrisons’ Green Beans, Sainsbury’s Bread), but there is also a great deal of good practice. Whilst undertaking an annual Magnetic Separation Survey at a rice processing factory, we were able to see the importance…

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28 In Line Magnets Remove Metal from Baby Food

Record Sales for In Line Magnets in 2016 A record 28 Pneumatic In-Line Magnets (PIMs) have been supplied to a major global Baby Food products company in Germany.  The Magnetic Separators are installed into food processing lines to attract and remove any magnetically susceptible materials. Metal is commonly found in food during processing.  The metal…

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10 Magnetic Separator Myths

Magnetic Separator

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 those Magnetic Separator myths.…

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Getting Metal Out of Spices

Magnetic Separators & Metal Detectors in Spice Processing Plant Most households have a collection of spices in one of their kitchen cupboards.  Adding spices to food when cooking is now a common practice, but how are they processed and prepared? Most spices are grown in the tropical regions of the world, with some thriving in…

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