CHOOSE A MAGNETIC SEPARATING SOLUTION FOR YOUR CONVEYING SYSTEM
Powder processing facilities have plenty of machinery with aggressively moving parts that have been known to shake loose fasteners or wear down surfaces to produce tiny metal particles or big metal pieces.
No machinery is immune to wear from blowers, pumps, feeder, belt conveyors or rotary valves.
But when metal debris isn’t captured it can cause costly downtime and machine repair, even going so far as to require the need to purchase new machinery. Most importantly, it can lead to contamination, which would cause a loss of product, revenue, and profit — or worse if that contaminated product makes its way to your customer or the consumer.
However, if your conveying system is equipped with the proper magnetic separator, you’ll be able to capture metal contaminants to deliver a final product that meets your industry’s sanitary standards.
To better understand which type of magnetic separator is right for your facility, we’ll explore magnet materials, examine process applications, then delve into magnetic separation equipment designed to meet the requirements of a multitude of applications. MAGNETIC SEPARATING SOLUTION FOR YOUR CONVEYING SYSTEM
Choosing the Right Design for Your Application
Once you’ve considered all your unique application requirements, it’s time to match them with a magnetic separator that meets your needs.
Grate Magnets are designed for small, dry, granular free-flowing powder. A grid of magnetic rods or bars is positioned in a cross-sectioned area of a pipe, discharge chute, or hopper. It may have a single layer of bars for use in a hopper or multiple rows for vertical chutes.
Rotary Magnets are used for powder flows that will clog stationary grates, like flour. The magnetic rods rotate through the powder stream, increasing magnetic contact, while preventing bridging and lumping.
Inline Plate Magnets work well for a conveyed powder stream in pressurized or vacuum systems. They can be configured in single or dual plate designs for increased separation performance. Furthermore, dry product that builds up or bridges can clog a grate magnetic separator. A plate design, positioned beneath a sloped chute is an option. Rotary magnets, which are mentioned above, also are a good solution. MAGNETIC SEPARATING SOLUTION FOR YOUR CONVEYING SYSTEM
Inline Magnets are often used for railcar unloading transfer systems, bulk truck transfer systems, bulk bag feeding pneumatic transfers, pressure or vacuum dilute paste conveying.
This category of magnetic separator design Includes:
Spherical pipeline magnets for sensitive food applications, such as diary. It’s design also is effective for capturing tramp iron as well as fine particles.
Round pipeline separators, which are an inline pneumatic convey line magnets for horizontal, vertical, or sloping installations.
Powder transfer magnets, which is similar to the round pipeline design but with two magnets oriented at 90 degrees from each other for vertical installations.
Liquid Pressure Pipeline Magnetic Separators for viscous and non-viscous liquid food products. This design is used to protect product, as well as equipment like pumps, homogenizers, and highly sensitive equipment like extruders.
Horizontal Magnetic Separators for blow lines and vacuum lines. This magnet can be used in both powder and liquid applications.
Magnetic separators protect powders and bulk-processed materials from small and large ferrous contaminants, and many come in quick cleaning or self-cleaning models. To ensure your final product meets required standards, use the information outlined above to ensure you select the correct design for your application and flow characteristics. In the event you need help sizing or configuring the correct magnetic separator, we would be more than happy to help. MAGNETIC SEPARATING SOLUTION FOR YOUR CONVEYING SYSTEM
Powder Process-Solutions offers powerful magnetic separation equipment to capture ferrous materials from product lines and to ensure the safety of your final product. Magnetic separators can be customized to fit your requirements, including USDA dairy. Learn more about magnetic separators on our website. For questions or more information, contact us today.