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Every participant along the bulk solids production line, from raw material supplier to processor, must work to ensure that foreign contaminants aren’t present in products that reach consumers. This article discusses incorporating magnetic separators and metal detectors, as well as other best practices, to achieve the highest product purity possible and avoid costly equipment damage from tramp metals.
This article discusses how combining magnetic separators and metal detectors can help maintain product purity on the production line.
Metal contaminants in bulk solid materials can damage processing equipment, reduce product quality, and even harm consumers.
When a packaging equipment manufacturer needs to meet a customer’s strict metal detection requirements, a test center helps find the solution.
Metal debris is a common source of bulk material contamination. Tramp iron and other metal debris can damage or shut down your handling and processing equipment and reduce your product's quality and value. And removing larger debris and even metal fines from your product is often necessary to comply with your customers' specifications, industry standards, or regulatory requirements. Using the right separation equipment is a sound financial decision that helps protect your machinery investment, your product's marketability, and your company's reputation. But how do you decide what metal separator or detector will best suit your needs? Answering the six questions in this article will help you make a good choice.
Growing scrutiny of food products as well as increased production led a potato processor to examine metal detection methods and install a new detector system with computerized rejection documentation.
A metal detection equipment supplier uses its test center to custom-design a metal detection and reject system for Domino's Pizza distribution centers.
Metal contaminants can damage your processing equipment and your bulk material. You can avoid these problems by selecting appropriate metal separators and detectors for your process. This article discusses magnetic separators and electronic metal detectors, their applications, and criteria that can help you choose suitable separators and detectors for your processing lines.
A beet sugar manufacturer installs two belt conveyors, each with a metal detector, to ensure that the company produces the purest sugar on the market.
Brioschi's detector counteracts the worry of tramp metal contamination and consumer liability suits.
Using a vertical-fall metal detector can control metal contaminants in dry bulk material processing. This article explains how to use a vertical-fall metal detector effectively, including information about where metal contaminants come from, how a vertical-fall metal detector works, and how various factors affect detector sensitivity.
Learn how to test the strength of magnetic separators that use a small permanent rare earth magnet.
A salt producer uses metal detectors to ensure customers receive a pure product.
Ferrous contaminants [known as tramp iron], including particles that are only weakly magnetic or are very fine, affect your product's purity and can damage your process equipment. Yet conventional magnetic separators can't efficiently remove weakly magnetic or very fine iron contaminants. Rare-earth magnetic separators provide several advantages for removing these kinds of contaminants. This article provides information about rare-earth magnetic separators, their operation, and their applications.
A grain products manufacturer meets product purity requirements with magnetic separation equipment.
When Hostess Frito-Lay wanted to increase the sensitivity of its metal detectors, the company switched from units that inspected cases of bagged chips to more sensitive units that inspect the chips before they're bagged.
After metal damages grinder blades and clogs injection-molding-machine nozzles, a photographic slide-mount manufacturer installs metal detection and separation equipment to aid with recycling.
This article discusses how to select a grate magnet, a common magnetic separator used in dry bulk materials processing and handling operations. Sections provide in- formation about general-purpose and heavy-duty grate magnets, as well as magnetic materials and grate magnet variations.
"San Francisco Treat" producer installs a metal detection system to ensure product quality.
Rather than keep spending three-quarters of a million dollars a year for hazardous waste disposal, a foundry implements a sand recycling process.
Test center selects, verifies equipment required to reclaim metal contaminants from many materials.
Electronic metal detectors for dry bulk solids applications are highly sensitive radio-frequency instruments that need regular TLC. Here are 10 practical tips for keeping your metal detector on top of its game for the long term -- reliably rejecting contaminated material while letting good product keep on flowing.
Conveyor-type and gravity-feed-type metal detectors improve quality control for a starch-based product and a fructose product.
How do you test your metal detectors? While throwing a metal test sample into your processing or handling system to see if the metal detector gives a reassuring beep is easy and straightforward, this method has little value in a properly organized quality check. Following the procedure outlined here will help you get the protection you expect.