Magnetic Separation

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Magnetic Separation Services

Industrial magnetic separators use a magnet to remove impurities, contamination and other ferrous materials from feed powders. Elcan is one of the few tolling companies in North America that carries the Eriez Magnetics DVMF magnetic separation equipment which is considered the strongest electro-magnet in the world. Magnetic separation can save products that may be considered unusable due to ferrous contamination. For companies with a contaminated batch of product, the ability to toll using this equipment can save them thousands in capital equipment and disposal costs. The magnet can also be adjusted to attract different types of magnetic materials at different intensity levels and achieve extremely low PPM levels.

Magnetic Separation Process

The magnetic separation equipment releases a current through the coil within the machine creating a magnetic field. This in turn magnetizes the steel matrix inside the machine. As material flows through the magnetized matrix, all magnetic material is captured, and the non-magnetic material passes through. The center of the matrix has the power to reach over 15000 gauss! Once the matrix is full, the material is removed, and the process continues.


Our expertise with magnetic separation is perfect for companies looking to remove metal contaminants from their product. Elcan has successfully completed numerous projects for companies that were looking to remove ferrous material from their product using the Eriez separator magnet. For companies that have batches of contaminated material, sending it to Elcan to process has saved them the costly process of buying a machine to do the work. Elcan has worked closely with many companies that suffered processing setbacks due to accidental contamination of products. Using the magnet, we were able to prevent the customer from having to scrap mostly good product and didn’t suffer any yield loss. Whether you have a bucket, or truckloads, Elcan is equipped to handle this on our system. Running the magnetic separator in combination with one of our advanced sieves helps companies ensure they are receiving products of the highest integrity.

Features & Benefits

  • Remove ferrous materials from contaminated batches without having to buy equipment
  • Achieve extraordinarily low PPM levels
  • Adjustable magnet strength to customize magnet separation removal
  • Vibration cycles allow for contamination to be recovered separately
  • Create usable product from previously unusable powders.
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Elcan finds screening solutions to problems that other companies cannot. Find out why we have earned the nickname, “The Screening Experts.”