Magnetic Separator Audit for Jordans Dorset Ryvita

Inspecting Magnet Strength

Bunting engineers have conducted a thorough review of all the Magnetic Separators installed at the Jordans Dorset Ryvita plant in Poole, Dorset.  The audit was completed over three days, including attending site on Saturday to prevent any loss in production.

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Jordans Dorset Ryvita has a strong heritage of making whole grain foods and working with farmers to protect the countryside.  Ever since the brands first came together, they have continued to act on these values.

A Magnetic Separator Audit involves the inspection and test of Magnetic Separators to confirm their magnetic and physical integrity.  Commonly, such tests are conducted annually, with the final report forming part of the company’s quality audit process.

The tests in a Magnetic Separator Audit are conducted in two stages.  Stage one involved the inspection of the physical integrity of the Magnetic Separator.  This includes checking welds, and assessing any wear and damage to the surface.

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The Spring Balance

Stage two involves testing the magnetic strength of the Magnetic Separator.  These tests are conducted by placed a magnetic ball or plate into the magnetic field and then measuring the force (in kgs) needed to remove that object from the surface of the magnetic separator.  The actual ‘gauss’ reading of a Magnetic Separator is not checked as measurement is difficult and often inaccurate.  Gauss is the is the cgs unit of measurement of magnetic flux density (or “magnetic induction”, but can be difficult to measure accurately.

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The Magnetic Test Piece

The metal test piece is attached to the end of the Spring Balance and then placed into the magnetic field, being attracted to the magnetic pole.  The metal test piece is then pulled off the surface of the magnetic separator whilst holding the other end of the spring balance.  The amount of force needed to remove the metal test piece from the surface is recorded (in kgs).  The test is repeated three times and an average reading taken.  Similar techniques are used to test other designs of Magnetic Separators such as Plate Magnets.

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The magnetic test piece on the surface of the Magnetic Separator

There were a wide range of designs, strengths and ages of Magnetic Separators in the production process at Jordans Dorset Ryvita.  The company had not experienced any problems due to metal contamination and requested the audit as part of their continued improvement plan.

Day one was spent assessing the location and recording the customer identity numbers of all the Magnetic Separators.  Checking the location also highlighted any health and safety issues that needed to be considered for the audit, such as working at heights.  The review identified 52 Magnetic Separators.

The physical checks of the Magnetic Separators were conducted on day two and three, on the weekend to minimise any production downtime.  Each Magnetic Separator was removed from its location and visually inspected.  Then the magnetic strength was checked using the pull test technique.  The data was recorded and presented in a detailed report with recommendations following the audit.  This report can then be used as part of the quality management system.  It also provides base data for comparison on future audits.

 

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Following the audit, the engineering team at Jordans Dorset Ryvita have made several changes to improve the removal of metal during the production process.

“Having an external review of the Magnetic Separators really helps the client,” explained Mark Harris, Bunting’s Engineer.  “We conducted the audit without any assumptions and this freedom enabled us to highlight the areas where protection was good and also focus attention where they could be improvements.  We are looking forward to working with the team at Jordans Dorset Ryvita for the long-term and providing our technical support when needed.”

For further information on measuring the strength of a Magnetic Separator, please visit our website or contact us on:

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Photographs taken and videos produced by Paul Fears Photography

Magnetic Separators Are Not Dangerous!??

9th of 10 Magnetic Separation Myths

In school science, we learn about magnetism by playing with small permanent magnets.  It is fun, seeing how iron filings are affected by the magnetic field.  Our bodies are also constantly exposed to the Earth’s Magnetic Field.

So how can Magnets be dangerous?

In the 1980s, the concept of permanent magnetism changed with the development of the ‘Rare Earth Magnet‘.  The new permanent magnets produced a Magnetic Field and Force far higher than traditional Ferrite or Ceramic Magnets.

Since the 1980s, the magnetic strength of Rare Earth Magnets, like the Neodymium Iron Boron type, has increased.  Tube or Cartridge Magnets (as used in Magnetic Separators like Grate Magnets and Drawer Magnets) commonly use Rare Earth Magnets.  The high permanent magnetic force enables the attraction and capture of very fine or weakly magnetic materials.  This is vitally important when processing and producing plastics, foodstuffs or pharmaceuticals.

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But are they dangerous?

A strong Tube or Cartridge ‘Rare Earth’ Magnet has a surface magnetic reading of around 12,000 gauss.  The ‘Ferrite’ type has a surface field of 1,500 gauss.  In terms of magnetic force, the difference is enormous.

However, the real test comes when using a spring balance to pull a small steel ball bearing off the surface of the Tube Magnet.  When the steel ball is pulled off the Ferrite Tube Magnet, the force needed is negligible.  On testing the Rare Earth Tube Magnet, over 2kg of force is required.

Now we know that magnets attract.  So if two Rare Earth Tube Magnets are placed near each other, they will naturally want to go together.  The speed of the two items moving towards each other increases until they meet and the resultant collision is substantial.  If a hand or finger is in between the two Tube Magnets, the force of the attraction could result in serious injury.  People have been known to break or badly bruise fingers just by having them caught between two attracting Rare Earth Magnets.

So, the answer is a loud yes.  Magnets can be dangerous.  Luckily, advice and guidance is provided when advising users about Magnetic Separators.  And many Magnetic Separator designs include excellent safety features.

For further information on Rare Earth Magnets, Magnetic Separators, and Safety Advice, please contact us on:

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Other Magnetic Myths reviewed in this series include:

  1. Should You Always Use the Strongest Magnet?
  2. All Rare Earth Magnets are not the Same;
  3. The Highest Gauss Magnet is not always the Best;
  4. Stainless Steel Isn’t Magnetic, or is it?;
  5. Do Magnets Lose Strength Over Time?
  6. Is a Magnetic Field Uniform Across the Surface of a Tube Magnet?
  7. We Guarantee 100% Metal Separation
  8. You Can Block a Magnetic Field

Testing a Magnetic Separator with a Spring Balance

A Practical Method of Checking Magnet Power

Regularly checking that a Magnetic Separator has not lost any magnetic strength is good practice and is a key part of many companies’ annual equipment checks, but how easily can it be done?

A Magnetic Field can be measured by using a gauss meter, but due to the design of Magnetic Separators and the variable shapes of the fields, taking accurate and meaningful measures can be extremely difficult.  Training and regular use is needed to use a Gauss Meter correctly and get meaningful measurements.

magnetic-pull-test-kit-bunting-magneticsThe best meaningful method of measuring and recording the strength of a Magnetic Separator is relatively simple.  Magnetic strength can be measured by testing the force required to remove a steel object from the magnet surface.  The technique has been used by Bunting Magnetics for many years and provides information that is easily understood and recordable.  The force (in kgs) required to detach a specified steel object from the Magnetic Separator can be recorded and then checked as frequently as required.  Unlike measurements of gauss, no interpretation of the data is needed as it is a simple physical test.

The Bunting Magnetic Test kit includes a Spring Balance, 3 sizes of steel ball, a steel plate and a non-magnetic spacer plate.  When conducting a test, the steel ball or plate is attached to the hook on the end of the Spring Balance and then placed on the surface of the Magnetic Separator.  Simple physics takes over as the steel is attracted to the strongest magnetic point or points (i.e. the magnetic poles).  Force is then applied to the other end of the Spring Balance to remove the steel from the surface of the Magnetic Separator, with the amount of kg force being applied being measured by the Spring Balance.  When enough force is applied, the steel becomes detached from the magnetic field, with the amount of force being recorded on the side of the Spring Balance.  This test is repeated 3 times and an average fo
rce reading (in kgs) is calculated to give the recorded reading.

Where the Magnetic Separator has several high points of magnetic force (i.e. magnetic poles), tests at recorded points are taken to check the uniformity of the field.

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For many companies, Bunting conduct the tests on a regular annual or twice-yearly basis, providing an independent analysis of their Magnetic Separators.  The tests are not limited to Bunting equipment and are summarised in a report that is kept for reference, often as part of the quality or health & safety management system.  It provides companies with the knowledge that the Magnetic Separators installed are operating to the best of their ability, protecting product quality, delicate processing equipment, and the company’s reputation.

This simple and yet effective method of testing the strength of a Magnetic Separator is used by companies in a wide range of industries including food production, pharmaceuticals, plastics and recycling.  The technique can also be used when assessing different suppliers of Magnetic Separators by asking for the Magnetic Detachment Force to be stated along with the Gauss figure.  As Gauss is often difficult to quantify (how does a customer check if a Tube Magnet actually has 12,000 gauss on the surface?), asking for a physical figure that can be easily checked when the Magnetic Separator is delivered ensures that what has been supplied meets the same specification as that quoted and ordered.

Further information on the Bunting Magnetic Test Kit and the Spring Balance test can be found on our website as are details of a Free Magnetic Separation Audit.  You can also contact us on:

You Can Block a Magnetic Field

8th of 10 Magnetic Separation Myths

A common question asked by users of Magnets and Magnetic Separators is whether a Magnetic Field can be blocked in the same way that lead blocks radiation.  This can be an important issue when considering the location of a Magnetic Separator and whether it is near instrumentation, control panels, or is in an area freely accessible by employees.

The simple answer is that it is not possible to totally ‘block’ a magnetic field.  The essence of a magnet, as determined by nature, is that magnetic field lines must terminate on the opposite pole and, therefore, there is no way to stop them.

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However, often it is necessary to protect equipment from magnetic fields and this is achieved by re-routing the magnetic field.  This is otherwise known as ‘Magnetic Shielding’ and is achieved by casing the equipment requiring protection inside a structure that is made from or comprises of a material that has a very high magnetic permeability such as steel.  The magnetic field then flows along such that material, channeling the lines of magnetic field away from the components that require protecting, such as delicate electronics.

Not being able to completely block a Magnetic Field also causes difficulties for transporting Magnetic Separators and Magnetic Assemblies.  Many overseas customers ask if a particular Magnetic Separator can be transported by air.  Due to the inherent safety risk, there are strict regulations on how magnetically charged equipment and components can be transported due to concerns about interference with aircraft instrumentation.  Although such interference is extremely unlikely (due to most magnets having very shallow fields that do not even extend out of their packaging) there are guidelines that state:

  • Where possible the magnets are positioned with the north pole next to another’s south pole;
  • Thin sheets of steel are packed around the magnets in order to shunt the magnetic field and restrict it from penetrating outside of the box.  .

These guidelines are often possible to follow for small Magnets and Magnetic Separators, however transporting larger Magnetic Separators can very difficult and, if possible at all, exceptionally expensive.bunting-vulcanis-1139-2

This technique of channeling magnetic fields is actually used when designing Magnetic Separators such as the Overband Cross Belt Magnet, where magnetised blocks inside a stainless steel case have a thick steel backbar welded on one side to force the magnetic field to project away and in one direction.  This is a positive way of channeling the magnetic field to achieve the specific objective of picking up steel and magnetically susceptible materials.

For further information on Magnetic Fields and Magnetic Separators, please contact us on:

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Other Magnetic Myths reviewed in this series include:

  1. Should You Always Use the Strongest Magnet?
  2. All Rare Earth Magnets are not the Same;
  3. The Highest Gauss Magnet is not always the Best;
  4. Stainless Steel Isn’t Magnetic, or is it?;
  5. Do Magnets Lose Strength Over Time?
  6. Is a Magnetic Field Uniform Across the Surface of a Tube Magnet?
  7. We Guarantee 100% Metal Separation

We Guarantee 100% Metal Separation

7th of 10 Magnetic Separator Myths

In the perfect world, installing a Magnetic Separator will enable 100% metal separation with 0% product loss.  However, is this even remotely possible?100-with-a-smile

Often as part of a project specification, there will be a question asking about the level and percentage of metal separation.  In some projects, the expected metal separation target is even stated.

The response from Magnetic Separator suppliers will include a statement regarding the level and percentage of Metal Separation, often without any qualification.  So what should the answer be?

There are a number of questions that need asking before the level of Metal Separation can be estimated and these include:

  1. What is the Metal Separation objective? Is it to remove problematic metal and protect processing equipment as when processing food, pharmaceuticals, or plastics?  Or is to recover as much metal as possible, which may be the objective in a recycling operation?
  2. How much product or non-metallic material can be lost? The non-metallic material might be the product or it could be the waste.  It is commonly found that higher Metal Separation rates are often accompanied by a higher loss of the non-metallic materials;
  3. What purity of end product is required? In recycling, the aim is to achieve recovery of metal, but at what point does the value of the recovered metal become affected by the level of contamination?  In the food and plastics industry, the final product quality is paramount;f33a6163
  4. How is the stated Metal Separation figure in terms of separation and/or purity monitored once the equipment is installed? Commonly, very high separation percentages are quoted by suppliers as it is well recognised that once the equipment has been installed the actual separation rate will never be checked;

Just asking these four questions enables a really good initial assessment of the application.  Then it is possible to make a recommendation in terms of the design of Magnetic Separator, and the mode of installation and operation.

Importantly, if a Metal Separation target is a key part of the contract, ensure that there is an agreed process to check the level of separation once the Magnetic Separator is installed.

With regards to the original statement, ‘We Guarantee 100% Metal Separation’, this is a claim made by only the brave or ill-advised.  Processing materials such as food, recyclables, minerals, aggregates, chemicals and plastics can be carefully controlled, but is always subject to variations that can affect any part of the process including the level of metal separation.  Even by installing multiple magnetic separators of different designs, achieving a 100% Metal Separation is simply a myth.

For further information on Metal Separation or to assess the right Magnetic Separator for an application, please contact us on:

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Email: sales@buntingeurope.com
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Other Magnetic Myths reviewed in this series include:

  1. Should You Always Use the Strongest Magnet?
  2. All Rare Earth Magnets are not the Same;
  3. The Highest Gauss Magnet is not always the Best;
  4. Stainless Steel Isn’t Magnetic, or is it?;
  5. Do Magnets Lose Strength Over Time?
  6. Is a Magnetic Field Uniform Across the Surface of a Tube Magnet?

Is a Magnetic Field Uniform along the Surface of a Tube Magnet?

6th of 10 Magnetic Separator Myths

On a typical Cartridge or Tube Magnet, the magnetic field on the surface is not even along the whole length.  As shown on the photograph, magnetically attracted materials agglomerate at specific points along the length.  So why is that?

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A Cartridge or Tube Magnetic Separator is constructed by placing an alternating series of magnet slugs and steel discs inside a stainless steel tube.  Each magnet slug has a North and South pole and is inserted into the tube so that the South Pole faces another South pole and visa-versa.  When the magnet slugs are very strong, as in the case of the Bunting Cartridge Magnetic Separators which use high strength Neodymium Iron Boron or Rare Earth Magnets, the assembly requires a great deal of skill and knowledge.  In between each magnet slug is a steel disc which acts as a magnetic pole, intensifying the magnetic field.  As shown on the photograph below, the magnetic field is drawn into each steel pole positioned between each magnet slug, with magnetic field lines arcing from the North to the South Pole.

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Any magnetically susceptible particle moving into the lines of magnetic field will be attracted to the point of highest intensity, which is at the nearest pole.  Hence why magnetically captured particles are then seen to agglomerate at specific points along the surface of a Cartridge or Tube Magnetic Separators.  They have been held at the point of the highest magnetic field, which is between the magnet slugs and actually on the steel pole piece.

Hence why a magnetic field is not uniform along the surface of a Magnetic Separator like the Tube Magnet.

Other Magnetic Myths reviewed in this series of blogs include:

When assessing the right Magnetic Separator for an application, please speak with one of our trained sales engineers who can assess your requirements and recommend the Magnetic Separator that is right for you.

For more information please contact us on:

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Other Magnetic Myths reviewed in this series include:

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Do Magnets Lose Strength Over Time

5th of 10 Magnetic Separator Myths

It is a question we frequently get asked:  When will the Magnetic Separator start losing its magnetic strength?  In normal operating conditions, a magnetic separator will not lose any magnetic strength.  However, there are occasions when other factors do affect the magnetic strength.  Such instances include:

  1. The use of bonded Rare Earth Magnets. These are lower in cost to manufacture and therefore cheaper to purchase.  They are supplied by many companies, stating that the magnets are ‘Rare Earth’.  However, as the magnet is only bonded (i.e. bonded together using a resin) it is not as strong or stable as being sintered.  ‘Ceramic’ Rare Earth Magnets, that have been produced using heat, are more stable and are what Bunting and other reputable magnetic separator suppliers use in their magnetic separators.  Bonded Magnets are ideal for many other applications;
  2. Physical damage. If a Magnetic Separator is dropped or hit, then this can result in the magnets inside breaking and this will affect the magnetic power.  Such damage often occurs when a Magnetic Separator is being cleaned.  Unknowingly, the Magnetic Separator is returned to the process line with the operator totally unaware that the magnetic separation capabilities have been seriously compromised.  Regular checks on the magnetic strength of the Magnetic Separators is recommended as part of an annual review and audit;
  3. Exposure to heat. When Rare Earth Magnets are exposed to heat over 80°C, there is a reduction in the magnetic strength.  When the temperature reduces, the magnetic field can recover.  However, if the temperature is very high then the magnetic strength will never recover back to the original state.  Typically Magnetic Separators are exposed to high temperatures if a process line is being cleaned using steam.  There are special Rare Earth Magnetic materials that are specially produced for high temperature applications, with Samarium-Cobalt being used in extreme circumstances;

Understanding the ability of a Magnetic Separator to hold its magnetic strength will help during the purchasing and maintenance processes.  Our Sales Team can provide help and assistance on:

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Other Magnetic Myths reviewed in this series include:

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Stainless Steel Isn’t Magnetic, or Is It?

4th of 10 Magnetic Separator Myths

The vast majority of stainless steel used in plants processing foodstuffs, chemicals, plastics and handling bulk materials whether in solid, liquid or powder form, is non-magnetic.

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Traditionally, Magnetic Separators were installed to remove any ferrous metal.  Today, this has expanded to include any magnetically susceptible material, including magnetic plastic, used for gloves and even tools.  Magnetically attractable metals come in the form of steel or iron and are strongly attracted to the surface of a magnet.

However, as the attractive strength of permanent magnets, such as Rare Earth Cartridge Magnets has increased, analysis of the captured metal has shown that stainless steel is present.  So how is that so?

Most stainless steel ending up in a process line originates from broken or worn processing equipment and is often small in size.  During the process of being broken or worn, this abraded stainless steel has been work-hardened.  This results in a slight change in the metal causing it to be very weakly magnetic.

With the right design and strength of Magnetic Separator, weakly magnetically susceptible materials such stainless steel can be attracted to the magnet face and captured.  Even ‘non-magnetic’ stainless steel bolts are found to be very weakly magnetic on the head of the bolt, especially if a spanner or socket has been used for tightening and loosening.

So even though a Magnetic Separator will not capture all stainless steel, those with a high magnetic attractive force (eg Rare Earth Magnets) will attract and capture a high percentage.  This is ideal when trying to reduce the amount of metal passing through final stage Metal Detection.

Other articles in the series of blogs looking at Magnetic Separator Myths include:

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The Highest Gauss Magnetic Separator is the Not Always the Strongest!

3rd of 10 Magnetic Separator Myths

On a regular basis, we will receive an enquiry requesting a Magnetic Separator of a specific size.  However, it is only when the enquiry also requests a specific gauss figure that it all starts becoming a little complicated.

Frequently, the gauss figure has been added with little understanding of the meaning of ‘gauss’.  It is a figure commonly quoted by companies supplying magnetic separators, but what is the relevance?  Is 100,000 gauss better than 10 gauss?

Gauss’ is the cgs (centimeter-gram-second) unit of measurement of a magnetic field, which is also known as the ‘magnetic flux induction’ or the ‘magnetic induction’.  One gauss is equal to one Maxwell per square centimeter.

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But does that really help or simply add to the confusion?  And does it help a purchaser understand if one Magnetic Separator is stronger than another?

There are several inherent problems with basing a magnetic separator purchasing decision on the ‘gauss’ value alone.  These include:

  1. How do you know that the Magnetic Separator you are purchasing actually has the quoted level of gauss?
  2. Even if you have a gauss meter to measure the gauss, have you been trained how to correctly use it?
  3. Where on the Magnetic Separator is that highest gauss reading, as different levels of gauss will be found at various points on the Magnetic Separator?
  4. The ability of the Magnetic Separator to capture metal particles is not only a function of gauss alone and, in many cases, higher gauss Magnetic Separators will not provide the best metal separation;

In fact, if the word ‘gauss’ is swapped for ‘elephants’ they may be equally relevant.  This is only because a value is meaningless unless it is quantifiable.  A request for a Cartridge or Tube Magnet with 11,000 gauss on the surface could be perceived as having the same meaning as asking for one stated as having the strength of 11,000 elephants. This is only because the ‘gauss’ figure is exceptionally difficult or impossible for a customer to actually measure.

However, help is at hand!  There is a simple way to assess and measure the magnetic attractive force on a Magnetic Separator.  Undertaking a physical test at least partly removes the ‘gauss’ reading from the assessment.  The process is simple:

  • Use a Spring Balance with a 3mm steel ball on the end;
  • The Steel Ball is placed on the surface of the Magnetic Separator;
  • The Steel Ball is then pulled away and off the Magnetic Separator;
  • A reading is taken on the Spring Balance (in kilogrammes).  This is the break away force;
  • The test is repeated at several locations on the Magnetic Separator;

Magnetic Pull Test Kit Bunting MagneticsBy conducting this test, you know have a real tangible figure than means something.  You can conduct the same test on other Magnetic Separators and then you will be able to confirm which Magnetic Separator requires the highest kg force to extract the Steel Ball from the Magnetic Field.

As part of the internal auditing system, the Magnetic Separator test can be repeated at regular intervals to ensure that the Magnetic Separator is not losing strength.  It is a simple and very effective method of assessing the magnetic strength of smaller Magnetic Separators and doesn’t need extensive training using costly and high tech equipment.

So, when requesting a price for a Magnetic Separator, it is recommended that you ask for the number of kilogrammes needed to pull the 3mm steel ball from the surface and, when you receive the equipment, test it to check that what you have purchased is what was ordered.

Interestingly, many of our customers have found that some Cartridge or Tube Magnets with high quoted ‘gauss’ figures actually need less kilogrammes of force to remove the steel ball from the surface of the Magnetic Separator.  In reality, this means that they are magnetically weaker than those with lower gauss figures.  Now, isn’t that rather odd?

Magnetic Separator Myth 1 – Should You Always Use the Strongest Magnet?

Magnetic Separator Myth 2 – Are all Rare Earth Magnetic Separators the Same?

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Bunting Exhibition Success at Southern Manufacturing 2016

Magnets, Magnetic Separators and Magnetic Assemblies Generate Interest

Bunting Europe’s Head of Sales, Dave Hills, was thrilled with the response and level of interest at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition held at FIVE in Farnborough between the 9th and 11th February 2016.

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“We generated 50% more leads than in 2015 and the quality of those leads is higher,” stated Hills.

“There was a great deal of interest in magnetic assemblies, including one from a German company who had travelled to the UK specifically to find potential suppliers.”

“Many visitors were actually surprised that we manufacture and design magnets and magnetic assemblies in the UK.  Sadly, over the past two decades, the number of companies in Europe with such magnet manufacturing and design expertise has fallen dramatically, with most supplies now coming from China.  Being at the show gave us the opportunity to stand up and shout about our UK manufacturing prowess, which was fantastic!” explained Hills.

“What we find is different about the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics show is the diversity of the visitors and exhibitors.  We have 3 distinct and very different product groups [Magnetic Separation & Metal Detection; Magnets & Magnetic Products; Magnet Production & Magnetic Assemblies) and this is the only show where we have interest right across our range.  We had a number of leads from plastic injection moulding companies for Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors to remove metal contamination.”

Hills is excited by the new opportunities.  “We met many customers and companies with whom we are already in discussion with regards to specific projects.  Since the show finished last week, our sales team has visited several companies who came to our stand.  The potential is fantastic!”

Photographs from the exhibition can be seen on the Bunting Photo Gallery.

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