Grain is the world's largest agricultural product and a strategic material for the food supply of the earth's inhabitants and the economic development of all countries. The milling processing industry is the basic product of the agricultural processing industry, the backbone of the food industry and the life industry of human beings.
When crops are harvested, there is a lot of metal in the soil that is carried into the grain. Metal contaminants in the grain come in many forms, like broken harvester parts, screws, tiny metal shavings, etc. This problem is a cause for concern, as even the smallest metal chip, if left undetected along with the grain in the processing line, can continue to cause damage to other equipment such as drums or hammer mills, with even more serious consequences. If equipment is damaged, it can result in anything from more tiny metal particles entering the line to the entire facility having to be shut down; if a critical piece of processing equipment is irreparably damaged, repairs, replacement parts or equipment and downtime can be costly. Likewise, if the product reaches the consumer with metal contamination still present, consumer health could be at risk and the manufacturer's brand reputation would be adversely affected.
To address metal contamination in the grain and milling industries, Souwest Magnetech offers a variety of magnetic separation products such as hopper magnets, and magnetic drawers.