Eriez Magnetics Magnet Auditing Service

Monday, 01 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Eriez Magnetics Pty Ltd

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Eriez Magnetics’ magnet auditing service can help food processors to prevent metal contamination in products and limit downtime. Regular magnet tests can be used to ensure the performance of magnetic separators.

Testing certification also provides proof of due diligence and that manufacturing procedures comply with HACCP international food safety standards.

Many manufacturers today proactively invest thousands, if not millions of dollars into magnetic separation and metal detection equipment, reducing the risk that any foreign object or contaminant will be mixed in with their product and sold to their network of customers.

Attention to product purity on the production line has never been greater, creating the need for manufacturers to detect and eliminate foreign objects and ferrous metals such as rust, nails, scale, work-hardened stainless, and bolts, before the end product reaches customers. Eliminating metal contamination also prevents damage to processing machinery, reducing downtime and repair costs. The use of permanent magnetic separators helps draw out fine tramp metal along critical points of the production line. These separators come in different styles and in various magnetic strengths, depending on the application. Periodically, they should all be tested to confirm their strength and to ensure compliance with current international food safety standards.

Eriez conducts magnet audits for food manufacturing companies across Australia, using procedures and documentation recommended by HACCP International. Certifications can be provided that give producers the documentation necessary to demonstrate their efforts to maintain product purity.

Eriez offers magnet pull tests and application inspection. On completion, our technicians will provide a report which includes a validated test certificate. Even if it is not an Eriez product, Eriez specialists will audit magnetic separation equipment, evaluate its effectiveness and offer recommendations that could improve the separation performance. The physical condition of the magnet, access and any safety concerns will be checked. The magnets’ strength will be compared to previous audits (where possible) or OEM specifications to confirm it is still as strong as when first installed. The company can also provide recommendations and advice regarding food safety industry standards. Pull tests are an essential quality control tool used to monitor magnet strength to ensure optimum performance.

For more information:

Phone: 03 8401 7400
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