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Listed in Filtration & Seperation, HACCP/Quality Management, Metal Detection and Inspection

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Goudsmit Magnetics Group, driven by magnetism since 1959

Goudsmit Magnetics Group is an international industrial company dedicated to the design and manufacture of magnets and magnetic systems for metal separation, recycling, transport, lifting, holding and demagnetization in various branches of industry. Intensive contact between company, original equipment manufacturer and end user, in combination with years of accumulated knowledge and cutting-edge engineering, result in functional custom solutions.
Since the establishment in 1959 this family company has produced millions of magnetic systems that have found their way to every continent. Development and engineering take place at the headquarters in the Netherlands. Innovation and quality -according to ISO, ISO/TS, EHEDG & VDA 6.3 standards- are the organization’s cornerstones.



July 2017
Higher quality requirements lead to increase in demand


Goudsmit Magnetics of Waalre has recently seen increased demand for magnets for the sugar
industry. This has to do with the liberalisation of the sugar market in Europe. The lifting of
restrictions and the stricter requirements of food manufacturers that incorporate sugar into their
products have led to an increased demand for magnets that filter both fine (from 10 micron) and
coarse iron particles from product flows. A recently developed system is the continuous cleaning
Cleanflow magnet, which can filter both iron and stainless steel from sugar and achieves capacities of
up to 200 tonnes/hour. The system is suitable for installation in ATEX zone 20/22 and can be cleaned
without stopping the product flow. It can be installed directly below the sieve or even just before the
loading/packing point. The Cleanflow magnet is easy to integrate into existing production processes.
In addition to preventing damage claims, magnets protect machines against seizure due to iron
contamination and resulting expensive production standstills.

Production phases

Besides Cleanflow magnets, which remove the very smallest particles (down to 10 microns) from the
final phase of the production process, there are other magnets with sugar production applications.
Coarse bits of iron can be picked up when sugar beet is harvested in the field. There is often
ammunition in among the crop. To capture this iron we hang plate magnets above the infeed line
outside the factory. Then the beets are cleaned and cut into pieces. When they fall through a chute,
chute magnets separate the remaining –visible– pieces of iron. During the next step in the process
the beets are boiled, which produces a thin syrup and a thick syrup. The thick syrup is then boiled
further and centrifuged to produce crystallized sugar that then enters the drying phase. Cleanflow
magnets are used here, which filter out the very smallest iron contaminants that are not always
visible to the naked eye. This way the magnet ensures a good quality finished or semi-finished
product and zero damage claims.

Continuous process

The continuous cleaning Cleanflow magnet is located in the final phase of the sugar process – a
continuous process that cannot simply be stopped at any moment. Another advantage of the
continuous cleaning is that the magnet never becomes saturated with iron particles. After all, a
saturated magnet no longer functions optimally.
Because crystallized sugar flows well, a static system like the continuous cleaning Cleanflow magnet
is sufficient. Powdered sugar, however, is a different story altogether: it often cakes together on the
bars and hinders the flow. For poorly flowing products Goudsmit recommends rotating magnets
For more information, please contact:
Arthur Jonkman – Sales Engineer
Goudsmit Magnetics Group BV
Tel.: +31(0)40-2213283

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