Company: Bunting Magnetics


Equipment Snapshot: Bunting Magnetics Co. has introduced its newly designed pull test kit. All industries should utilize a pull test on their magnetic separators. But, with the attention on food safety being so high, it is required for food safety and quality in every facility that transports, processes or packages food.

“We believe our pull test kit is the most comprehensive available,” said Rod Henricks, director of sales. “The performance and calibration options with the custom-made scale make it superior to any spring scale kit version. The attachments, hardware and user documentation are reliable and easy to use.”

When Bunting considered developing a new kit, improving the accuracy and metrology of the digital scale was the first priority, Henricks said. Bunting makes the kit complete and it includes Bunting branding and menu prompts.

The competitively priced kit also includes a much-improved polarity indicator, which allows you to verify the pole configuration of the separation equipment. Another useful feature of the indicator shows the user how far the magnetic field actually extends beyond the surface of the magnet, which helps determine spacing between cartridges for a given application.

The optional version has a digital scale which comes with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) calibration check certificate. This complies with the metrology requirement of International Organization for Standardization and other quality and safety programs. The scale can be sent in for annual check-up, calibration and NIST certificate renewal.

Bunting continues to offer its standard pull test kit with a standard scale.

The maintenance department should always have one to periodically inspect and test the effectiveness of their magnetic separators. “I would recommend that the quality/safety office also maintain a kit that is the control standard for use by their personnel,” Henricks said.

To learn more about Bunting’s pull test kits or to purchase online, visit