Industrial Magnetics, a provider of permanent magnets and electromagnets for a variety of industries, introduces the Spout Line Inspection Magnet (SLIM), designed to meet the needs of processors who require simple and frequent sampling of the product stream at designated inspection points on the line.
Intended for use in conjunction with a comprehensive foreign contamination program, the SLIM inspection magnets can be placed at multiple locations throughout the process stream, such as discharge points of mixers, sifters, screws, in order to help pinpoint the origin of any ferrous metal contamination.
“Ferrous contaminants can come from raw materials or other processing equipment,” says Dennis O’Leary, the company’s chief business development officer. “We developed the SLIM series to provide the opportunity to find and isolate ferrous contaminants at access points that may be utilized for other related product sampling and inspections. For example, if an inspection magnet is installed between the sifter and mixer, we can know that any captured metal contamination came either from the sifter, or from somewhere up the line."
The SLIM features a 52 Grade Rare Earth Opti-B balanced circuit, designed to have a blend of 9,500 gauss and 16.7 lbs. of pull strength on a 1/2” ball. The magnet is mounted to a flanged, door-plate assembly and situated in the product flow. To inspect for any ferrous or weakly magnetic stainless contaminants, the operator simply unclamps the door and extracts the assembly to perform a visual check.