Uses of magnets in the food sector

The food sector is one of the most advanced and industrialised sectors of all or, at least, so in the most industrialised countries of Europe and North America. The techniques that we see in other industries such as automotive assembly lines also have their application to the production lines of different food products of all kinds, from meat and fish to processed foods such as biscuits and chocolates.

In all these phases of the development of the production chain, one of the fundamental roles of this whole process is played by the magnets used in the food sector. Thus, we can see that there are different types depending on the results sought, which is why in this article we want to explain what each of them consist of and what are the exact uses given to them.

It should be noted that the involvement of magnets in the food sector goes back many decades and goes far beyond this short list; they are found in almost every machine that is used during the treatment or processing of food as a component. However, we want to highlight here the uses that are given to the magnets in a particular way citing and explaining some of the models of magnets for food that we have in our catalog.

Magnetic grids: These magnets from the food sector are used to purify any type of particle that may be found in foods of a granular or dusty nature, such as, for example, flour and rice. Thus, these magnetic grids can be placed in different parts of the production chain depending on what you are looking for, although normally these magnets in the food sector are located at the entrance of pipes, channels or hoppers eliminating any ferrous material that may be.

magnetic grids

Magnetic filters: Like grills, magnetic filters have a very similar use, since their purpose is to filter magnetic impurities that may be at the exit of a conduit.

magnetic filters

Magnetic drums: In the food industry, in addition to filters and devices responsible for eliminating or reducing impurities, magnetic drums also stand out; always responsible for protecting the different machines involved in food processing, packaging or treatment.

Magnetic drums

Special P.E.F. plate: This type of special magnet is widely used in the food industry. It is generally placed on a conveyor belt or on inclined channels to act better on the different products. In addition, this device is made with large ferrite magnets that produce a large magnetic field of great strength. These special P.E.F. plates are used above all in the protection of mills, rows and any type of machinery.

Special P.E.F. plate

Magnetic rollers: This is perhaps the most well-known type of magnet in the food industry, as it has a very characteristic shape. Magnetic rollers are usually located in production lines and aim to remove iron particles that could circulate through it. In addition, these types of magnets, due to their high demand, come in a large number of different sizes and, in addition, can be ordered with specific measures to meet any type of special need.

Magnetic rollers

As we can see, magnets are a fundamental part of the food industry since they play a very important role in guaranteeing the salubrity, hygiene and quality standards of food throughout the whole process.

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