Solving 150 Year Old Problem With Technology
Intelligent magnetic separation addresses a problem faced by the industry for more than 150 years – operators must shut down an entire processing line to check a magnet that may, or may not, need to be cleaned. Intell-I-Mag® is a technology platform that pairs sensors within a magnetic separator with an app or computer-based dashboard that alerts an operator when the magnet has reached their designated level of saturation. This allows the operator to assess a magnet's need for cleaning through the dashboard, without shutting down the processing line. This eliminates unnecessary maintenance stoppages and reduces lost production time, while offering the same protection against metal contamination as traditional magnetic separators.
Exclusively from Magnetic Products, Inc
This innovative technology was invented by the Magnetic Products, Inc research and development team, prepared for production by the MPI engineers, and is manufactured in house by a talented production team – this is the only system like it in the world and it provides opportunities for food, beverage, and bulk material manufacturers to transform their metal control strategy.
When 4 Sisters and a Rice Farm in Louisiana added Intell-I-Mag® to their Kennedy Rice Mill, they saved over $1.5 million in lost production time in the first year of use by eliminating unnecessary line stoppages for magnet maintenance. The Mill reduced the total number of magnet cleaning stoppages by 2/3rds from once a day to once every three days without increasing their risk for metal contamination.
Straight From the Customer
“It’s going to make us a tremendous amount of money by reducing the frequency of magnet checks.”
~ Matt Fowler, Quality & Food Safety Director, 4 Sisters and a Rice Farm in Louisiana
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Intell-I-Mag Monitoring Platform
The Intell-I-Mag Monitoring Platform is a Bluetooth monitoring system that enables operators to get real-time data from all their Intell-I-Mags on their cell phones.
The system is simple to setup, easy to use, and can run independently from plant operating systems, which means IT does not need to be involved to setup the system.
Each Intell-I-Mag magnetic separator is connected to an Intell-I-Mag Controller device. This device connects to a nearby mobile device through Bluetooth and gives the user access to the Intell-I-Mag Dashboard. The dashboard shows view real-time saturation levels, magnet material temperature, and prior cleaning data.
The Monitoring Platform provides immediate and actionable results that deliver a quick return on investment.
Local Intell-I-Mag controller that will connect via Bluetooth to your mobile device.
Intell-I-Mag Local Monitoring Platform
The Intell-I-Mag Local Monitoring Platform is a hardwired local monitoring system that enables operators to get real-time data from their Intell-I-Mag at a local Intell-I-Mag controller installed in the facility.
The Intell-I-Mag controller can be configured to monitor, report and control single or multiple units.
Users are able to integrate the control and data collection with plant operating systems or use it as a stand-alone system.
The controller enables operators to monitor the following metrics and controls:
- Magnetic separator saturation levels
- Data logging of system metrics and events
- Activate cleaning cycle (if automated)
- Magnet position opened or closed (if automated with reed switches)
- Cleaning cycle count
- Time since last cleaning
- Magnet material temperatures
- Maximum recorded magnet material temperature
- Password protection
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Intell-I-Mag Frequently Asked Questions
Can I add Intell-I-Mag to my existing MPI magnetic separator?
Intell-I-Mag is only available with new magnetic separation systems or systems sold “Intell-I-Mag” ready, and cannot be retrofitted.
What is the maximum distance between the controller box and the magnetic separator?
When wired, Intell-I-Mag is designed to work over any distance. When using Bluetooth connections, the user must be within 25 feet of the controller.
Will the Intell-I-Mag system be suitable for high-pressure wash-down applications?
The Intell-I-Mag system can be rated NEMA 4X for wet applications or where a high-pressure washdown is required.
What is the Intell-I-Mag warranty?
MPI extends our standard warranty on the Intell-I-Mag system.
Can I place my order(s) now for Intell-I-Mag?
Yes, MPI is now taking orders for Intell-I-Mag magnetic separation systems. Please contact MPI for a quote for your application.