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Eriez Metal Detector-Magnetic Separator Combination Helps Prevent Metal Contamination

Pairing Eriez® Metal Detectors with Magnetic Separators provides unsurpassed protection from metal contamination in light industry applications. Utilizing the "Double Team" approach ensures that contaminants--such as fine ferrous and nonferrous metal particles--do not enter the processing stream and compromise product purity.

"Neither a metal detector nor a magnetic separator is 100 percent effective in removing contamination on its own," explains John Klinge, Product Manager-Metal Detection. "The 'Double Team' combination results in as close to a perfect product yield as possible."

Working in conjunction, the magnet removes the ferrous contamination while the metal detector focuses on any ferrous missed by the magnet as well as nonferrous metals, i.e. aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel. There are many types of magnetic separators and metal detectors that work well together in light industry applications. Eriez separation experts work with customers to design the ideal "Double Team" to meet their specific needs and requirements.

"To avoid expensive equipment damage and downtime, meet customers' demands and comply with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) programs and regulations set forth by the US Food and Drug Association (FDA), US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the other agencies, it is absolutely essential for processors to detect and eliminate foreign objects," says Klinge. "Putting the Eriez 'Double Team' to work in your operation offers the best defense against dangerous metal contamination."

To learn more, contact Eriez' "Double Team" specialists at (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743). Product information is also available online at and

Eriez is recognized as world authority in separation technologies. The company's magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents. For more information, call toll-free (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada. For online users, visit or send email to [email protected]. Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506.


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