MAGNATTACK’s RE80™ magnetic separators received US Department of Agriculture (USDA) acceptance in September 2015, proving sanitary standards compliance and suitability for sensitive and hygienic applications.
The MAG-RAM™ Self Cleaning Separator, RAPIDCLEAN™ Advanced Grate System, Round Pipe Separator, and Powder Transfer Magnet have all been approved and accepted by USDA. This range is suitable for a wide variety of product lines including milk, infant formulas, pharmaceutical powders, and lactose powders.
The Powder Transfer Design includes the new Tear Drop Probe, which incorporates a shaped contact area that helps prevent bulk density breakdown and directs product to pole bands. This prevents build-up of product that would normally impinge on a larger surface magnet.
The USDA’s review and final acceptance involved an inspection completed by USDA dairy grading inspectors. Along with extensive engineering criteria, the construction met requirements of the USDA Guidelines for Sanitary Design and Fabrication of Dairy Processing Equipment. In addition, a thorough inspection of the equipment ensured the type and positioning of internal and external welds, smoothness of product contact surface, accessibility of cleaning and inspection, and a wide variety of other guidelines were to the required USDA specifications.
MAGNATTACK Global’s general manager Kevin Baker said: "USDA dairy acceptance offers peace of mind to dairy and critical hygiene customers showing we’ve taken extensive measures to ensure engineering, sanitary design, and execution of our magnetic separation equipment and to support in every way our customer’s ultimate goal of maintaining and improving product safety and risk reduction."
MAGNATTACK’s USDA equipment is currently being exported into some of the largest dairy facilities around the world.