Eclipse Magnetics Achieves EHEDG Certification for the Pneumag Magnetic Separator

Eclipse Magnetics is now able to offer an EHEDG magnetic separator, for use in pneumatic conveying lines, lean/dilute phase, and gravity pipes, with EHEDG Type EL Class II Certification. After careful evaluation for compliance from the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG), the unit has successfully met the current criteria and the essential hygienic design guidelines as set out by the group.

Ehedge Pneumag Magnetic Separator

Hygienic Engineering and Design

The principal goal of EHEDG is the promotion of safe food by improving hygienic engineering and design in all aspects of food/pharmaceutical manufacturing. As magnetic separators play a vital role in guaranteeing finished product purity and quality in pneumatic conveying lines and gravity pipes, there are many benefits of this certification to Eclipse Magnetics’ customers.

Martyn Cotterill, General Sales Manager for Foreign Body Removal at Eclipse Magnetics said: “We are delighted that our magnetic separator has achieved EHEDG Type EL Class II Certification. It is a huge achievement for us, and we’re very pleased to be able to show our commitment to hygienic design and to offer our customers the new EHEDG certified magnetic separator.”

Conforming to Stringent EHEDG Guidelines

Alison Naismith, lead Engineer on the project said: “We spent a considerable amount of time working closely with specialist suppliers and other EHEDG members to produce prototype units to meet this specification. The approval process requires multiple assessors to agree that the designs conform to stringent EHEDG guidelines, so we’re delighted to have achieved this certification and to add this product to our range.”

Eclipse Magnetics’ EHEDG magnetic separator is a high intensity magnetic separator specially designed to operate in pneumatic conveying lines and gravity pipes, providing optimum protection against ferrous and paramagnetic contamination. Suitable for dry powders and granulates, the EHEDG magnetic separator removes any ferrous contamination, including the smallest particles. In addition to meeting EHEDG criteria, the EHEDG magnetic separator is also an important component for effective HACCP programmes and customer site audits.

The European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG)

The European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) is a non-profit consortium of equipment manufacturers, food producers, suppliers to the food industry, research institutes and universities, public health authorities and governmental organisations.

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