Food Grade Magnetic Separators
Magnetic Hold develops separation products, like magnetic grates and rods, that can withstand the gravity fed through chutes and conveyors, specifically for the food processing industry. The food processing industry utilizes magnetic separation products when metal fragments are left in grinders or sometimes even raw material. Metal fragments pose a safety risk to consumers and damage processing equipment. Magnetic separation products are becoming more common in the food industry because manufacturers want to avoid costly product recalls, and maintain customer confidence.
Types of Food Processing Magnets
Magnetic Hold recommends several types of magnetic separators for food processing applications based on the application size:
- Magnetic rods and grates remove small, fine, or large metal fragments through flowing powder, granules, fibers or liquids. If your product cannot use a magnetic grate, then you can use a magnetic rod.
- Magnetic Plates remove large pieces of metal such as nuts, bolts, staples from dry products.
There are 3 materials used for magnetic separators, including Alnico, Ceramic, and Rare Earth magnets. Alnico and Ceramic are the most economical materials for the food industry and has high strength properties to remove large metal pieces. Rare Earth magnets are extremely common for food processing because of its strong magnetic field that can remove fine magnetic contamination.
Food Industry Applications
- Raw Materials
- Processing Equipment
- Dry products
- Grain/Animal Feed