Ensuring Pet Food is metal free before it reaches the consumer is critical. However, reports of foods being recalled due to metal contamination occur several times each year.  To assist processors and producers, Bunting has developed a series of typical plant flowsheets showing proposed locations for Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors including a typical Pet Food Processing Plant.…

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Bunting In Line Magnet

A UK processor of Potassium Chloride is using two Pneumatic Inline Magnets (PIMS) to capture and remove small tramp ferrous metal. The metal is removed early in the process, as the dry material is being pneumatically conveyed, to prevent damage to processing equipment including the crusher. The two PIMS installed at the Potassium Chloride processing…

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Bunting Inline Magnet

A German baby food producer has purchased forty-two (42) stainless-steel Inline Magnets to remove tramp ferrous metal.  The food-producer has installed the 42 magnetic separators in all their European manufacturing plants. Inline Magnets easily fit into existing pneumatic (up to 15 psi) or gravity-fed pipelines transporting foodstuffs.  The fabricated pipe-shaped body includes suitable ends to…

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Bunting Magnetics In Line Magnet

The Inline Magnet is a versatile and popular magnetic separator used widely to capture tramp ferrous metal contamination. The non-obstructive design suits applications in many different applications including food processing and plastics.  In this blog, we review the different designs and the Inline Magnet’s key advantages and disadvantages Inline Magnet Models The Inline Magnet is designed…

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Bunting Magnetics Pull Test Kit

A Magnetic Separator attracts, captures and holds magnetic particles.  The magnetic strength needed to successfully separate such problematic ferrous metal contamination 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, as it is difficult to accurately measure…

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metal in food

In 2020, the UK’s Food Standards Agency reported seven (7) cases of metal contaminated foods (in 2019, there were eight (8)). Each case was very different and ranged from chocolates to sandwiches. The associated cost, in terms of lost revenue due to recalled products and company reputation, is considerable. In this article, we review each…

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EHEDG Bunting - Magnetic Liquid Filter

Bunting has joined the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) following a rise in magnetic separator and metal detector projects for the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) was founded in 1989 as a non-profit consortium of equipment manufacturers, food producers, suppliers to the food industry, research…

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