Whether you want a permanent or electromagnetic separator, there’s probably an application for it in your industry. In addition to the many applications, magnetic separators are extremely low-maintenance and easy to use. We’re going to break down some of the applications of a magnetic separator in our guide below, so read on if you’d like to learn more.(more…)
Companies that use magnets in their day-to-day operations know just how useful they really are. Without magnets, the efficiency and productivity of companies would decrease, thus plummeting their revenue. What many companies forget about, however, is how their magnets are being powered. The majority of modern magnets are electric because they use energy efficiently, they’re customizable, and versatile. That said, you need to power the magnet somehow, right? The engine often powers magnets that attach directly to heavy machinery such as a crane or excavator; though not always. What’s even more common is separate magnet generators.(more…)
Few industries affect the vast majority of society like the food-processing industry. When a business has an impact on such a large number of people, several safety protocols must be in place. In the case of food processing, safety and quality are of the utmost importance because your products affect people’s health, wellness, and nourishment.
There are many ways to ensure high-quality products in food processing, but it all starts with eliminating the risk of contamination. Contamination is unacceptable in most industries, but especially when handling food products. Ferrous particles are one of the most common contaminants in food plants, and you can easily remove those particles with a magnetic separator. As one of the decision-makers at your company, you must understand the importance of magnetic separators in food processing. If you’d like to learn more, our experts have you covered in the guide below.
Magnets Catch Impurities That We’d Otherwise Miss
You may be wondering how ferrous materials and particles find their way into a food-processing plant. Metal particles and shavings can come from a number of sources. One possible source is a farmer’s metal harvesting equipment because particles can chip off the shovel’s blade and end up in the shipment. Another possible source is your facility. You likely have several pieces of moving machinery where nuts and bolts can rattle loose and end up in your preparation or mechanical processing lines. In each of the previous scenarios, there’s a good chance that processing workers would miss the contaminant because of its small size. A magnetic separator would likely attract the contaminant before a worker even noticed something was off.
It’s Better To Reduce Contaminants Early and Prevent Future Problems
Many food-processing plants use magnetic separators at the beginning of their process in an attempt to remove the contaminants right away. Additionally, some facilities will have magnetic separators in the beginning, middle, and end of their process. Either way, it’s important that you have at least one magnetic separator. Additionally, eliminating impurities is vital to a successful business because your customers want to know your facility is clean. If you ship a product with contaminants, customers will end up sick. If customers become sick, recalls and lawsuits are in your future.
The bottom line is you must protect the safety and well-being of your customers (or your clients’ customers). You can’t consider the importance of magnetic separators in food processing without looking at the future of your business. Nobody wants to do business with a food manufacturer that doesn’t take the purity of their goods seriously.
Whether you merely need a magnet or an entire magnetic separation setup, Moley Magnetics has you covered. We take immense pride in the high-quality products we provide our customers, and we know our products will meet and exceed your expectations. If you have questions or would like to request pricing from Moley Magnetics, contact our team today.
Most industrial companies like scrap yards, manufacturing, and crane manufacturers are familiar with magnets because they use them daily. Although, like many other industries, industrial companies also search for innovation. Luckily, you’re no longer restricted to permanent or electromagnets; you can also use hydraulic magnets. If you’d like to learn a general understanding of how a hydraulic magnet works, we’ve got you covered in the following guide.(more…)
Whether you work in scrap metal, food and beverage manufacturing, mining, or pharmaceuticals, you’re probably using some sort of magnetic separation to ensure top quality. While there are several variations of magnets used, drum magnets are among the most common. Although drum magnets can appear complex to some, they’re not as complicated as they seem. If you’d like to develop an understanding of how drum magnets work, we’ve got you covered in the following guide. Read on to learn more.(more…)
Lifting magnets are vital to several industries including scrap yards and metal recycling, truck building, and manufacturing. While lifting magnets are strong and durable, there are some factors to consider to ensure your magnet is right for your application. If you’d like to learn more, our experts discuss several tips for choosing the right lifting magnet system in our guide below.(more…)
Today one of the most widely used industrial magnets are electromagnets because of their versatility and power-saving capabilities. Unlike permanent magnets, which have a constant magnetic field, electromagnets are only active when a power source is turned on. In most cases, the power source can vary from a generator to the motor on heavy equipment. Electromagnets changed the magnet industry for the better, but how exactly do electromagnets work? In our guide below, our experts explain how electromagnets work: the basics. Read on to learn more.
An electrical current
The primary factor that sets electromagnets apart from every other magnet is, well, electricity. An electromagnet operates based on an electrical current that surrounds a wire or coil, but not just any wire or coil. A straight wire won’t produce a strong magnetic pull, so the wire typically wraps around another rod (solenoid) made of a ferrous material to enhance the magnetism.
The solenoid and wires directly relate to the magnet’s strength
To have a reliable electromagnet, you need three components: a solenoid—or rod—a conductive wire, and a source of electricity. If you were to take one of these factors away, you wouldn’t have an electrical charge nor an electromagnet. The solenoid and wire determine the strength of the magnetic pull. If the wire is loosely wrapped around the rod, you’ll have a low to medium magnetic pull. On the other hand, you’ll get a stronger magnetic field if you wrap the wire tightly.
By wrapping a conductive wire around a piece of metal and providing electricity via a battery, generator, or motor, you’ll have an electromagnet. Though we’ve highlighted the basics of how electromagnets work here, there’s a lot more science behind their properties and capabilities. We merely spared you the physics involved, such as Ampere’s law and Biot–Savart’s law.
If you’re in the market for a new electromagnet, check out Moley Magnetics. We stock everything from scrap yard magnets to permanent magnets to magnetic separators, all of which are applicable in several industries. Our family-owned business takes pride in offering high-quality products, and we refuse to sell anything that doesn’t meet our standards. If you have questions or need assistance choosing your next magnet, contact us today. Our family will be happy to help.
Magnetic separators are one of the most beneficial machines for use in industries such as pharmaceuticals, scrap yards, food processing, and more. However, if users aren’t careful, magnetic separators can also cause several different types of injuries. Continue reading to learn the top magnetic separator safety tips.(more…)
Since the 1950s, permanent magnets have proven to be an essential piece of equipment in most industries. Between their versatility and ease of use, many companies find themselves investing in permanent magnets to increase efficiency, without having to do much training, if any. However, companies must decide which type of permanent magnet they want, and most important, the material used to manufacture the magnet. Continue reading to learn the different types of permanent magnets, which one is right for you, and why your company needs a permanent magnet.(more…)