The double row magnet from Eclipse Magnetics, installed at the Roquette plant in the UK.
The double row magnet from Eclipse Magnetics, installed at the Roquette plant in the UK.

Eclipse Magnetics has recently installed a double row of magnetic bars as part of a new sifter installation for powdered gluten which protects it from metal contamination.

Roquette, a manufacturer of natural-based ingredients for the food, nutrition and health market, supplies gluten to food manufacturers and has installed the magnetic bars in its UK plant in Northamptonshire.

Eclipse Magnetics supplied Roquette with a bespoke double row magnetic unit with magnetic bars, which are easily withdrawn and cleaned. A catchment tray is also included with the unit to effectively contain any residual gluten which can be dislodged from the bars as they are withdrawn for cleaning.

The unit is installed at the end of the process, before the product is filled into tankers or tote bags, and the residual product captured by the magnets is collected and disposed of.

The magnetic bars require no power and no maintenance (except for cleaning) and are quick and easy to install. All product contact parts are manufactured using food quality 316 grade stainless steel, are fully sealed, and supplied with test certificates.